Comey Dismisses House Report That Found No Russia Collusion

Robert Mueller raises possibility of Trump subpoena says former Trump lawyer

Mr. Mueller has sought for months to question the president, who has in turn expressed a desire, at times, to be interviewed, viewing it as an avenue to end the inquiry more quickly.

Mueller reportedly planned to ask Trump about a dinner and meetings he had with Comey, for example - the details of which make up a thread of the obstruction-of-justice case against Trump.

Comey, who took detailed notes of his interactions with Trump, said later he believed Trump fired him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe. In one question obtained by the Times, Mueller asks what Trump knew about campaign staff, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, reaching out to Moscow.

Trump has since added former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team to help deal with Mueller's investigation.

Comey's firing by Trump last May paved the way for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hire Mueller to investigate the meddling allegations and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Federal judge dismisses Manafort civil suit against Mueller
They also asked Jackson to issue an order protecting Manafort from future prosecutions by Mueller. Manafort, one of 22 individuals and entities charged by Mueller so far, has pleaded not guilty.

As per usual of late, House Intelligence Committee Republicans and Democrats issued separate reports last week with the GOP version declaring that there is "no evidence" of collusion between President Donald Trump, or his campaign, and the Russians. Mr Flynn is now cooperating with Mr Mueller's investigators. Imagine if we'd known then just a fraction of what we know now, like the November 2015 email exchange between Felix Sater, a Trump associate and convicted felon with ties to Russian organized crime, and the Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, recently the subject of an F.B.I. raid. Former British spy Christopher Steele was a government contractor when he illegally leaked the dossier and lied about it. Mueller team members and FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok operated with such open hatred for Trump that they were removed from the investigation after managing key parts of it. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russian operatives during the presidential transition.

The list of questions grew out of those negotiations.

Speaking before a friendly audience, which often broke into applause, Comey spoke about his observations of Trump, Mueller's investigation and the impact Trump's presidency is having on the American political landscape.

Mueller's team has suggested Trump is not considered a criminal target.

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