Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

"We need the facts", Ryan said.

The US President is said to have "spontaneously" told Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak top secret information about Isis at a meeting in the White House last week, according to The Washington Post.

Asked whether the USA had reached out to the ally that provided the information, he replied: "I'm not going to comment on specifically where it came from".

- The Senate intelligence committee invited Comey to appear in both open and closed sessions.

US stocks and the dollar sold off and bond prices rallied as investors fled risky assets amid uncertainty about Trump's ability to deliver on his policy agenda, such as tax and regulatory changes. "I'm a person who wants to get the facts".

"If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation as it relates to Lt. Gen. Flynn", Chaffetz wrote.

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Ryan insisted Congress will exercise its oversight role and gather more information before reaching any conclusions about the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey, as well as reports Trump shared sensitive information with the Russians and urged Comey to drop an investigation of a former adviser.

Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported in January that USA intelligence agents had warned Israel's officials against sharing sensitive information with Mr Trump's administration.

According to an official familiar with details of last Wednesday's White House meeting, Trump bragged to the Russians that "I get great intel".

Republicans in Congress are trying to project a business-as-usual approach amid the chaos.

Democrats and a number of Republicans said they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats.

- The House oversight committee set a May 24 hearing on whether Trump interfered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and invited Comey to testify.

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"It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House".

A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offence that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

The New York Times report, also confirmed by the Associated Press, has emerged amid controversy that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services.

"Unfortunately the administration has given such conflicting information, the president's own tweets at times seem to contradict the statements made by staff", she said. The Senate Intelligence Committee has demanded a briefing on what transpired at the meeting from members of the Trump administration who attended. After the news broke of the Comey memo, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stood in the chamber and said, "I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate - history is watching". No Republicans, Baier said, were willing to go on camera and defend their president. Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, said Trump is still positioned to bring needed change to Washington.

A self-described friend of Comey's wrote in a public blog post yesterday that Comey had told him that he had rebuffed a Trump request for loyalty by promising only honesty.

Reuters reported yesterday that Flynn and other Trump campaign advisers were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the presidential race.

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