FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late past year with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. The Post said Kislyak was reportedly "taken aback" by the suggestion.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between Donald Trump's transition team and the Kremlin in December, according to a report.

Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war.

He confirmed that Russian officials made contact with Trump's team, although he said he was unable to confirm if - in the final analysis - there had been collusion between them with an eye toward ensuring Clinton's defeat.

But a new report from The Washington Post suggests one of the factors that influenced that decision might have lacked credibility itself.

Multiple US officials has said that to this day Russian Federation is trying to spread false information in the US in order to "cloud and confuse" ongoing investigations.

The Russian intelligence at issue purported to show that then-Attorney General Lynch had been compromised in the Clinton investigation.

But the Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to investigate further, even after deciding the document was bad, and despite its potential election-shaping impact, according to the Post.

The FBI refused to send the House Oversight Committee documents associated with conversations fired FBI Director James Comey had with President Donald Trump.

Speaking generally, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said "we have back channel communications with a number of countries".

Shortly before starting his now-infamous press conference, Mr Comey told FBI employees he was acting alone "because I think the confidence of the American people in the FBI is a precious thing, and I want them to understand that we did this investigation in a competent, honest, and independent way". "We're just not going to comment". Chaffetz said that it is not his intent to "impede or interfere" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

He is now visiting the Middle East but Special Counsel Mueller is now officially on the job investigating the charge of Russian intervention in the 2016 USA election.Schiff also echoed Brennan's assertion that individuals in Trump's inner circle may have aided Russian government officials without even realizing it.

The request from the Senate Intelligence Committee arrived last week at campaign headquarters in NY, according to person familiar with the request who wasn't authorized to discuss the developments publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"Then they decided it was important", the unnamed official said.

The FBI declined a Congressional panel's request to turn over memos penned by former Director James Comey on Thursday, but committee isn't giving up that easily.

Those inquiries now include scrutiny of Kushner, according to the newspaper.

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