President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
Members of the Senate intelligence committee are expressing confusion over why Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not disclose his conversations with the president. Sessions also has angrily denied that there were problems related to his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian activities during the election.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. or conversations with any Russian officials about the U.S. election that sent Donald Trump to the White House. He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps back into a familiar arena Tuesday when he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
President Donald Trump on Friday broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication." In his testimony, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
Nuanced conversations. Conflicting versions of events. Lingering intrigue. For all of the things that came into clearer focus with Thursday's testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, plenty of other questions remain. A few takeaways from Comey's appearance before the Senate intelligence committee:
Testifying under oath in a Senate hearing watched worldwide, former FBI Director James Comey accused the Trump administration Thursday of defaming him and the FBI in the aftermath of his abrupt firing by President Trump. "Those were lies, plain and simple," Comey said. Trump says he and his supporters "are under siege" but "will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever."
Politics-obsessed Americans gathered at bars and restaurants Thursday with an excitement normally reserved for the Super Bowl or the World Series, ordering "FBI sandwiches" and morning shots of Russian vodka as James Comey testified about his dealings with President Donald Trump.
Former FBI Director James Comey accused the Trump administration Thursday of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about him and the FBI in the aftermath of his abrupt firing, in dramatic testimony that exposed deep distrust between the president and the veteran lawman and threatened to undermine Donald Trump's presidency. READ COMEY'S ENTIRE PREPARED STATEMENT & WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE.