Trump will not block ex-FBI chief Comey's testimony -White House

Trump Won't Block James Comey's Testimony Before Congress

President Donald Trump will not invoke executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week.

"The President's power to assert executive privilege is well-established", the statement reads.

The White House has denied that the conversation with Comey took place as described in the alleged memo, but have offered no further clarification.

While Trump and his aides initially said he had acted at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general because of the way Comey handled last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, Trump later said he had already chose to fire the FBI director regardless of any recommendations and that he had the Russian Federation investigation in mind.

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Comey's associates have indicated that he felt uncomfortable as United States president had sought to "compromise" FBI's independence.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, said he expected Comey's testimony would not be his last before Congress.

This kind of an order or request can be interpreted by authorities as obstruction of justice which could have carried repercussions for Trump, especially as he sacked Comey thereafter.

A second White House official confirmed that the issue is under review.

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According to the New York Times, Comey kept detailed memos of their meetings, including one from a day after Flynn's departure in which Trump was quoted as saying, "I hope you can let this go", about the Flynn investigation.

"Potentially, it's history depending on what Comey says", former federal prosecutor Michael Zeldin told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday that Trump and his staff would be "watching with the rest of the world" to see what Comey has to say. Several investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election are ongoing.

Former acting Attorney General, however, has testified that Flynn's conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak was not accurately disclosed to members of the Trump White House - potentially opening himself up to blackmail.

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