Four Times Trump Interfered With Russia Investigations
May 10, 2017
- Housel Intel Chair Devin Nunes worked with the White House to produce backup for Trump’s false claim that he was wiretapped by President Obama
New York Times: “A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies.”
- The Trump Administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Michael Flynn’s firing
Washington Post: “The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign…”
- The White House reportedly stonewalled requests from the House Oversight Committee for documents related to the hiring and firing of Michael Flynn.
New York Times: “Mr. Cummings said that the White House is stonewalling committee requests for documents related to Mr. Flynn’s hiring and firing, including records of his phone calls and correspondence.”
- Trump fired FBI Director James Comey during an ongoing investigation by the FBI into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
CNN: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau's investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year's election.”