Trump lashes out at 'greatest witch-hunt in history'

Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah, chairman of the oversight panel, tweeted that Mueller was a "great selection". Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Judiciary Committee Democrat, said there was "no better person who could be asked to perform this function".

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

In this photo taken August 1, 2011, then-Sen. Lieberman was among four candidates Trump interviewed at the White House this week. And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was a top candidate, Trump said yes.

Sen. Graham: Trump-Russia probe seems to be criminal investigation

Sen. Graham: Trump-Russia probe seems to be criminal investigation

Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special investigator of Russia-Trump ties in a federal investigation. Trump's terse denial followed reports by Reuters and other media about a memo written by Comey alleging that Trump made the request to close down the investigation into Michael Flynn and Russian Federation back in February.

Trump denies urging former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop Flynn inquiry

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) looks on after a closed meeting of the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, US May 17, 2017. But during the news conference, Trump contradicted both his own account and that of Rosenstein. "Director Comey was very unpopular with most people ", Trump said.

Comey summoned to reveal if Trump obstructed justice

Comey summoned to reveal if Trump obstructed justice

Subsequent reports by the New York Times revealed that Trump had pressured Comey for loyalty and asked him to curtail the FBI's investigation . "There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign". Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had former FBI Director James Comey before the committee within 48 hours of Comey announcing that Clinton wouldn't face criminal charges for her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Donald Trump told Michael Flynn to "stay strong" amid growing scandal

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".