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Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Jeff SessionsFormer FBI director James Comey may have done more damage to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday than even President Trump, whom Comey publicly accused of waving him off part of the Russia investigation.

Comey said he expected Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation weeks before he did because of reasons that are classified. That does not comport with Sessions rationale when he announced his recusal in early March.


GOP candidate for Florida attorney general once sued Trump in federal fraud case

Tampa Judge Ashley MoodyAshley Moody once accused Donald Trump of fraud in a federal lawsuit. But now that he’s president and she’s a top Republican candidate for Florida attorney general, Moody said she backs Trump and his agenda.

A former judge, Moody said a confidential settlement agreement prevents her from talking about the 54-plaintiff lawsuit that initially involved her father, U.S. District Judge James Moody, in 2009. It claimed Trump and the Trump Organization made a "series of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentations" concerning their involvement in the Trump Tower Tampa condominium project, a now-scuttled $300 million 190-unit development that was supposed to loom 52 stories above the Hillsborough River.


Poll: Trump job approval falls to 34 percent

Trump approval number at 34% - 6/7.17President Trump's job approval rating has fallen to a new low, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The new Quinnipiac University poll finds Trump has a job approval rating of 34 percent, compared to 57 percent who disapprove of the way the president is handling his job.

In a poll released at the end of last month, 37 percent of respondents approved of the job the president was doing and 55 percent disapproved.


'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty' — read James Comey’s explosive statement about Donald Trump

James ComeyFormer FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday.  His opening remarks were published on Wednesday.

In his statement, Comey recounts a January 27 dinner with President Donald Trump, who said "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty."


Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

Christopher A. WrayPresident Donald Trump announced Wednesday he plans to nominate Christopher A. Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division, to be the next FBI director.

Trump's announcement comes one day before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired last month, is set to testify in a bombshell hearing before the Senate.


Trump profited from kids cancer charity, report says

Trump charity bilked by Eric A cancer charity run by President Donald Trump 's son Eric paid the family's Trump Organization more than $1.2 million for fundraising golf events despite Eric's claims that the charity was able use a Trump golf course for free, a new report says.

The Forbes magazine story also says that "while donors to the Eric Trump Foundation were told their money was going to help sick kids, more than $500,000 was re-donated to other charities, many of which were connected to Trump family members or interests, including at least four groups that subsequently paid to hold golf tournaments at Trump courses."


Trump reportedly asked Coats to intervene with Comey on Russia probe

Daniel CoatesDirector of National Intelligence Daniel Coats told associates that in March, President Trump personally requested he urge then-FBI Director James Comey to back away from investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as part of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Post reports.

On March 22, Coats was attending a meeting at the White House with officials from other agencies, and when it was over, Trump asked everyone to leave but Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, people with knowledge of the event told the Post. Trump complained about Comey and the investigation, and then made his request of Coats.


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