The House Republican would not further describe the contents of the Baker transcript but said it was clear, based on his direct questioning of Baker, that in May 2017 "FBI senior leadership could not accept Comey was sacked for cause and the president had the constitutional authority to terminate Comey".
The New York Times report Friday cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.
Schumer said given Deripaska's potential involvement with Manafort, and since special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's ties with Russian Federation has not yet concluded, "It's all the more reason these sanctions must remain in place".
"I'm in the White House, and a lot of them are in different locations". They're willing to take the focus off terrorism, even though the threat still remains, because their opposition to Trump can score them cheap political points.
"Why not release the conversation that you had with President Putin in Helsinki?"
The investigation the FBI opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has always been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice. "He likes to create a personal relationship, build that relationship, even rebuild that relationship like he does with other world leaders", McCarthy said.
"Will Devastate Turkey Economically If They Hit Kurds", Warns Trump
US Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria". But Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to crush the Kurdish groups that have been effective in defeating IS in Syria.
On Saturday, Pirro also asked the president about a Washington Post report published Saturday saying Mr. Trump had gone to "extraordinary lengths" to hide the details of several of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from other officials in his administration.
"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", Trump responded. We need to investigate, because we don't know whether, you know, the worst-case scenario is possibly true or the President is totally innocent and we need to get this thing over with - and so he can move forward with his agenda, ' he added. According to the story, Trump's actions included "taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials", such as former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. "That meeting is open for grabs". "If this really did happen, Congress needs to know about it and what I want to do is make sure how could the Federal Bureau of Investigation do that?"
Passage of the resolution of disapproval of Treasury's decision would require the approval of both the Democratic-majority house and the Senate, led by Trump's fellow Republicans who are unlikely to break with his policy. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russian Federation sought to install through what US intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
The businessman, who has close ties to the Kremlin, also had ties with Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, documents have showed.