The president’s statement came in response to the attacks on the investigation’s credibility by the White House and the allies in Congress.
Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, called John Dowd, Trump’s private lawyer, on Wednesday to say the matter had reached a point where the two could no longer could discuss it, two people familiar with the call told Reuters on Friday.
Wray vowed in his confirmation hearing last month to remain independent and not be swayed by politics or pressure from the president.
Trump Jr. released emails that showed he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer with damaging information on Clinton.
Christopher Wray said “I do not consider Director Mueller (who is leading the Russia Probe) to be on a witch hunt,” during his Senate confirmation hearing.
One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers said that there is no certainty on whether he is under investigation.
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The Russian president said he sees James Comey as “a human rights activist” on par with Edward Snowden, but added that he had failed to produce any evidence of Russian interference in the US elections.
The Russian connection appears to be a red herring serving the Democratic and Republican parties’ purposes of disciplining the White House and providing pseudo-dramas for the news-hungry media.
Trump also said that Comey’s testimony vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
The consensus in Washington is that Comey has damaged the credibility of Donald Trump.
Putin told NBC that regardless of Trump’s previous travels to Russia as a businessman, he had had no relationship with him and had never met him.
According to a source, Comey could testify before the panel publicly at some point after the Memorial Day holiday, even as early as next week.
Trump has been embroiled in controversy since he fired FBI director James Comey amid the agency’s probe into possible Russian role in the 2016 elections.
The hearing will be scheduled after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday.
Trump’s denial came after reports by media about a memo written by Comey alleging that Trump requested the probe into Michael Flynn and Russia be closed.
A summary of information that is public regarding the probe into the Russian role in the election and the consequent firing of FBI director James Comey.
Top candidates for the recently vacated FBI chief position are uncertain about job security and ethical practices under a Trump administration.
In a veiled threat on Twitter, Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey talked to the media the administration might produce tapes of conversations between them.
In his first interview since Comey’s dismissal, Trump appeared to try to underscore that Comey’s dismissal was about his performance at the FBI and not about the Russia probe.
James Comey’s firing is a timely reminder that Donald Trump is unpredictable, difficult to read and dismissive of the norms associated with his office.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein argued the case for Comey’s sacking in a memo to attorney general Jeff Sessions on May 9 that led to Trump firing him.
Trump said he fired Comey over his handling of an election-year email scandal involving then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
In her most extensive public comments since the November 8 results, Clinton blamed interference by Russian hackers and FBI director Comey for her defeat
Obama has largely stayed out of the public eye since leaving office in January despite efforts by Trump and his administration to undo much of Obama’s legacy
The surprise disclosure that Nunes was under investigation injected new uncertainty into the wider Russia probe by his committee.
US representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives intelligence committee, said it was too soon to consider immunity requests.
On Monday, it emerged that executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a bank roadshow last year.
James Comey also publicly challenged Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his 2016 campaign headquarters in Manhattan’s Trump Tower.
FBI director James Comey and NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers are not expected to reveal much in public about the probes, which include information that is classified ‘top secret’.
House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican, and top Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters they had seen no evidence that Trump Tower was tapped.
Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time in government became a major point of criticism during her 2016 presidential run against President Donald Trump.
Noor Salman, 30, is being charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting by providing material support to a terrorist organisation.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Clinton said Comey’s decision to go public with the renewed examination of her email server had caused an erosion of support in the upper Midwest.
Hillary Clinton, who is trying to become the first woman elected to the White House, has a 4 percentage point lead over Donald Trump in separate polls.
The FBI’s decision to stand by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Clinton for using a private email server has now closed the probe of her email practices.
Clinton has said she is confident the FBI will not find anything problematic and will reach the same conclusion it did in July.
The reopening of the probe into Clinton’s email server is re-energising Donald Trump’s voters while potentially depressing the Democratic Party base.