New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

On June 15, before Rosenstein's statement, The Post reported that Mueller is also investigating the "finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser".

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.

Mr Trump may have been referring to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Mr Trump raised concerns over Mr Comey's performance.

Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Trump tweeted that a new report suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may investigate him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey is a "phony story".

The White House confirmed that Mueller was among the candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey.

The Post reports that Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, and Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), have agreed to be questioned by Mueller's team. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day. The media reports focused on if Trump ordered anybody in the intelligence arena to prevent FBI from investigating the crimes of Flynn as well as collusion. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.

The memos direct former staffers to prevent the automatic deletion of any records and former Trump transition officials are asked to send in materials to the Trump transition team. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.

This is what he said in May.

The president didn't clarify what exactly he was referring to in the early morning tweet, however he has frequently described reports about possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian Federation as a "witch hunt".

"They made up a phoney collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phoney story. Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

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