"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.
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.
No. 20 for Venus
Tomic is blessed with huge ability and can frustrate opponents, but clay is a surface that he endures rather than enjoys. But also, I realized I had to put some balls in the court, so that would be my main focus at that point".
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.
Rabada: If we play well, we can win this thing
England continued to try to attack their way out of trouble, and paid further price with two more wickets in the same over. We are pretty sure [of our best XI] but we have 15 really good players and the team can change at any time .
He changed his mind on last week's offer of dialogue with the Maute and said he "will not talk to terrorists". Padilla said 960 civilians have been rescued, and an estimated 1,000 residents remain trapped in the city.
Despite that, most experts are skeptical of Trump's chances for achieving a peace deal that eluded other United States presidents. The long-standing US position is that Jerusalem's fate must be worked out through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
New details have emerged in the arrest of Tiger Woods on a charge of driving under the influence and they don't sound good. This comes as he is close to breaking PGA Tour win and major win records held by Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus.
The cores of even more massive stars can collapse past the neutron star state, disappearing from the observable universe. The LIGO system features two widely separated observing stations to make sure a local vibration is not misinterpreted.
I feel like this: If my 76ers had the chance, I'd like to see them do a 50's Celtics and just be in the finals year after year. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James , but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs.
Their absences came amidst reports that both, after receiving criticism, would play downsized roles in the White House. Asked about Spicer not being included in the group that met the Pope, a source close to the White House said: "Wow".
Apple also added a new blinking light, which you can activate via Control Centre, so that your night runs can be a bit safer. Now, when you close one of your Activity rings, there's an animation with some sparkles that gives it more of an effect.
There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy. After deleting the tweet , Trump , sphinx-like, wrote , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ".
After the groundbreaking success, they are finally going to be available for free via PlayStation Plus June 2017 games lineup . There have been some suggestions that PlayStation Plus could include PlayStation VR games at some stage in the future.
Grande honors Manchester victims
Grande was all about love during the concert as her 25-year-old boyfriend Miller joined her on stage. 'I love you guys so much.
Kim holds off Nordqvist for ShopRite win
According to LPGA projections, Ko's reign will end this week with either Ryu or Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn taking over. Michelle Wie had a 65 to tie for third at 7 under with Jenny Shin (69), Jacqui Concolino (70) and Jeong Eun Lee (71).
Gal Gadot discovers character's power in costume
He stated the film shows that redemption for the DC universe is possible, and "hits on both a visceral and emotional level". Gal Gadot is remarkable as Diana, with a fierce yet vulnerable quality to her.
Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'
Trump added that Muslim leaders must do more to confront extremism. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship". The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world.
London on attack again, casualties feared
The Associated Press reports that Prime Minister Theresa May called a meeting of the government's emergency response committee. London Ambulance have said: "We're responding to this incident and more information will follow when we have it".
AMD's 'TR4' Threadripper CPU socket is huge
Last were the announcements of Ryzen CPUs and RX 500 GPUs being integrated into the mobile platform of laptops and notebooks. But information about high-end desktop processors is not the only news AMD had to share at this year's Computex.
Roland Garros-2017: fiasco Kerber, loud comeback Kvitova
Former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic has defeated Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-2 7-5 to progress to the second round. Before the Australian Open in January, Schiavone (pronounced skee-ah-VOH-nay) announced that she would retire this year.