Comey prepared extensively for his conversations with Trump, report says

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The director did not take notes during the dinner with the president, but there were times, one associate recalled, when after meeting with Trump, Comey started writing notes as soon as he got into a vehicle to make sure he could accurately record what was said, according to the Post report. A few days later, Flynn had a breakfast meeting with the Turkish foreign minister, who went on to attend the inauguration.

Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just 24 days, is at the center of a sprawling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"I think it is totally ridiculous", Trump said.

For all the fallout from the damning news surrounding President Trump this past week, Republicans calling for more investigations was not one of them.

President Donald Trump on Thursday said the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between his presidential campaign on Russian Federation was dividing the country, and he repeated his contention there was no such collusion.

For months, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had been saying Congress should set up a special congressional committee dedicated exclusively to investigating Russian Federation, but he did not touch on the idea of a special counsel.

The US President chose a speech at the graduation ceremony of the newest US Coast Guard officers to hit back following a succession of negative news reports over his sudden decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week.

His concerns surfaced again earlier this week after another report revealed that Trump discussed highly classified information while Russian diplomats were visiting the White House. "Nothing will change by virtue of Director Comey's termination".

Gowdy also supported Comey appearing publicly before Congress. Gowdy serves on three congressional committees where he could play a central role in reviewing the various allegations: Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform.

The comments by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings came as Democrats sought to force a House vote to establish an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

"I think it is totally ridiculous. By having someone like Bob Mueller head whatever investigation assures the American people that there's no undue influence, be it here or be it at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, or within the Justice Department or FBI".

It was Trump's first time taking questions since his Justice Department named a special counsel to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

"We've got a lot to ask him about", Lynch said.

Hannity tweeted on Wednesday that five groups were trying to destroy Trump: the media, Democrats, deep state/intelligence operatives, establishment Republicans and "never Trumpers".