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House Intel Committee demands Trump hand over any copies of the Comey tapes ‘to the extent they exist’

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The House Intelligence Committee on Friday wrote to White House Counsel Don McGahn requesting he hand over copies of any tape recording between Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey “to the extent they exist now.” The committee set a deadline of June 23.

The committee also wrote to Comey requesting “any notes or memoranda in his possession memorializing” his conversations with the president.

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The request comes one day after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirming, under oath, that Trump demanded his loyalty and asked him to quash the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

The Senate Intelligence Committee likewise wrote to Comey’s “good friend,” Columbia professor Daniel Richman, requesting any copies of the former FBI director’s memos he may possess. Comey on Thursday testified he asked Richman to share details of his conversations with the president to the press.

At a press conference Friday, Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify that he never demanded loyalty from Comey, effectively saying the former FBI director lied under oath.

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‘Cat is out of the bag’: Trump supporter Byron York reverses and says GOP must allow Bolton impeachment testimony

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The Washington Examiner's Byron York has long been sympathetic to President Donald Trump. He has repeatedly defended the president's conduct in Ukraine and attacked the Democratic case. Just a week ago, he penned a column criticizing the idea that Trump has been less cooperative in the impeachment trial than President Bill Clinton. And in particular, he has opposed Democratic demands for former National Security Adviser John Bolton to be called to testify against the president, saying, "if anything is covered by executive privilege, it would be the president's private conversations with his national security adviser about issues of foreign policy and national security."

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Mitt Romney: GOP senators ‘increasingly likely’ to call John Bolton to testify in impeachment trial

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John Bolton's book bombshell may have broken President Donald Trump's grip on the Republican Party.

The former national security adviser's forthcoming book "The Room Where It Happened" claims Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden, and GOP senators are publicly saying they want him to testify during the impeachment trial.

“I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton," said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).

.@SenatorRomney tells reporters just now: “I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton.”

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Lindsey Graham abruptly cancels planned press conference in wake of John Bolton bombshell

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) abruptly canceled a planned press conference that had been scheduled for Monday morning after a bombshell report claimed that former national security adviser John Bolton is backing up a key allegation in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.

Graham was originally set to talk at 11:30 a.m. on Monday alongside several of his fellow Republican senators, but Politico's Jake Sherman reveals that press event has now been shut down.

The graham presser has been canceled. https://t.co/sRwLzQMqri

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