Former FBI Director James Comey plans to confirm reports that US President Donald Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation in congressional testimony, CNN said, citing an unidentified source close to the issue. But even sources inside his administration say the president is looking for any excuse to undermine what is a serious, fact-based investigation.
President Trump used his Twitter platform on Wednesday to draw more attention to the ongoing "witch hunt" into all things Trump and Russian Federation. Trump tweeted, referring to the former directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency. Trump's tweets are an effort to get more people to accept this bubble reality - but he's really trying to blind himself, and his followers, from the scandal engulfing him. CNN said the testimony could come as early as next week.
The White House said on Wednesday it would not answer any more questions about the investigations, referring reporters instead to Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Select Intelligence Committee, had not responded to a Roll Call inquiry about whether Page will testify.More news: Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
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"While we anticipate interviews to begin shortly, we have agreed that the pace of those interviews will be dictated by the needs of the investigation and not the preferences of outside parties", Schiff said.
His focus this morning was Carter Page, identified by Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers during the campaign.
Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Comey and Brennan testified before the committee earlier this month in separate sessions, where they reaffirmed that the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials during the election were being scrutinized by the U.S. intelligence community.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said during the broadcast that 'if there was any information that he had which was relevant - which there isn't - obviously the Senate and other inquiries would want to have that conversation with him'.
Congressional committees have contacted a parade of Trump associates and advisers, as well as former White House officials, to request information in their probes.