Comey Memo Has Trump White House in Tailspin

Weeks after taking office, President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey in a phone call when the FBI would publicly announce that he was not personally under investigation, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Trump's embattled presidency, which has invited increasingly frequent comparison with Richard Nixon and Watergate, passed a new landmark at the press conference when he was asked bluntly, in front of a foreign head of state, whether he recalled anything he had done that "might be worthy of criminal charges in these investigation or impeachment".

Trump also regularly makes himself available to the press, often speaking to reporters and appearing in televised interviews.

Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate the Russian Federation matter.

Trump blasted that decision, echoing his Thursday morning tweets and comments he made over lunch with network news anchors that the Russian Federation investigation is a "witch hunt" that "divides the country".

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

Comey, whose firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director last week triggered a political firestorm, wrote a memo detailing Trump's comments to him in February saying "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey. When Comey was about to board a helicopter, he received a call from the White House saying that "the president needs to talk to you urgently".

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, who was first elected at the same time as Al Green in 2004, said, "He's very calm and thoughtful and thought 'enough is enough.' I still want an independent commission".

"The only news I watch is Fox, but the only news I watch and believe is whatever comes out of the president's mouth and whatever he tweets", said Larsen, an Israeli-born immigrant who has lived in Tucson, Arizona, for 25 years.

"There was no collusion", he said.

The Justice Department says Mueller, the new special counsel, has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump associates.

The president's frustration has been building since he abruptly fired Comey.

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A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offense that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

Trump spoke alongside Colombian President Juan Santos - though the progress made during a work session at the White House between representatives of the two countries took a back seat to the wave of political controversies blanketing the Trump administration. Garret Graves, Steve Scalise and Ralph Abraham said they need to see more evidence and that they trust their colleagues on the appropriate committees will look into the matter. "You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

Trump previously said that the investigation "should be over".

"It shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", Trump told the group.