Trump gets rejected for hug in awkward encounter with James Comey

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"There may be grounds", Lynch told WBUR's Radio Boston.

The press conference is also the president's first public appearance after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel to investigate any ties between Russian Federation and The Trump campaign.

"I think it's totally ridiculous". "Depending on the facts - we should do a thorough investigation - if those elements are met, and it certainly looks like it's very close to the line, yeah, this would be an impeachable offense". "Donald Trump, if he's impeached or removed, is not going to go quietly".

Wittes wrote: 'There was an additional sensitivity here too, because many Democrats blamed Comey for Trump's election, so he didn't want any shows of closeness between the two that might reinforce a perception that he had put a thumb on the scale in Trump's favor.

Comey declined to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the days following his firing. An ABC News/Washington Post poll late last month found that despite Trump's low approval ratings relative to other presidents early in their administrations, 96 per cent of those who voted for him last November stand by their support.

First, on January 31, 2017, Trump fired Sally Yates, acting attorney general, after she informed the White House several times that then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had lied about his contacts with Russians.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, calls Mueller a "solid choice", and commends Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein for putting "our country and justice system first".

The men were memorably cast - mostly via Comey's 2007 testimony - as honorable men standing against government overreach when they talked former President George W. Bush out of pushing ahead the renewal of a controversial surveillance program.

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Trump's Twitter comments stood in contrast to his measured statement on Wednesday night after former FBI chief Robert Mueller was named as special counsel, in which he said "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

The White House will not say whether Trump recorded conversations in the Oval Office.

James Comey rejects unwanted hug from Donald Trump in this excruciating video.

The department also said it summoned Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic to discuss the altercation and the ambassador met Wednesday with Tom Shannon, the acting deputy secretary of state and highest-ranking career US diplomat.

How does this relate to Trump's most recent meeting with Lavrov?

'Because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side that were saying such bad things about Director Comey, ' Trump said.

Also read: Here's how impeachment works - and why Trump is safe for now. He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena, we'll do it".