House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Durbin suggested that the president's move to fire Comey amid its Trump-Russia investigation was "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice".

American democracy is separately "under assault" from Donald Trump and Russian Federation, the former United States intelligence chief has warned.

Meanwhile, top Democratic lawmakers led by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged the White House to turn such a tape.

The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. Rosenstein did not specifically recommend firing Comey in his memo. Josh Holmes, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox that his old boss thinks the Garland idea is "terrific".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer subsequently refused to clarify whether Trump records conversations in the Oval Office, and said he was "not aware" whether Trump recorded his exchanges with Comey.

"First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair", he said.

As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event, in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner the pair had at the White House. Comey declined, instead offering honesty.

Dina Powell, White House deputy national security adviser for strategy, who also attended the meeting, said: "This story is false".

"Isn't it true that the president had already made a decision to fire James Comey and he asked the Justice Department to put together the rationale for that firing?" a reporter asked Huckabee on Wednesday.

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President Trump has previously told NBC News that Mr Comey requested the one-on-one dinner, but the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director reportedly maintains it was the president who invited him. "Nobody on the campaign that I know has colluded with the Russians".

"No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can't be done", Trump said. "Very simple. He wasn't doing a good job".

He also had harsh worlds for the president's actions toward Comey.

After watching Director Comey's testimony last Wednesday [May 3, 2017], the President was strongly inclined to remove him. "And if they're not in existence, if this was yet another fabrication by the president, he needs to come clean about it", said Schiff.

Thompson was USA deputy attorney general from 2001 to 2003 under Bush.

The White House insists that reports saying Donald Trump provided classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador are false.

When Holt asked Trump whether he'd asked Rosenstein for his recommendation the day before firing Comey, Trump replied: "What I did was, I was going to fire". Trump said Comey wanted to have the dinner because he wanted to stay on in the job.

"It's not my place to say I agree or disagree", Christie said, according to NJ.com, when asked about Comey's firing. "If, in fact, there are such recordings, I think those recordings will be subpoenaed and they will probably have to turn them over", said Lee, a member of the Judiciary Committee. Thirty two percent of survey respondents said they had no opinion of Trump's decision to fire America's chief law enforcement officer. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that Comey told him on three separate occasions he is not under investigation.

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