FBI's Russian Federation investigation now includes at least one current White House official

A separate report from The New York Times, also published on Friday, said Trump told Russian officials last week that Comey was a "real nut job" and that firing him had relieved him of pressure over the investigation. Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. At no time during their meeting, which was off-limits to American news media, did anyone discuss the reports of Chechnya's roundup, detention, torture and murder of gay and bisexual men, which a Russian investigation now claims is just "propaganda".

The New York Times reports that Trump also had a few choice words for the Russians about the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, whom he defenestrated last week.

The FBI's investigation into Trump's Russia ties has been going on for a while now, but McClatchy reported on Friday that now, the Trump-Russia investigation involves a possible cover-up by White House officials as well.

But Trump said later that he had already chose to fire Comey. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, according to a document read to Times reporters by an anonymous source. Rather, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told the Times the pressure Trump was referring to was on his administration's "ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

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The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the United States elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump appears to be referring to "pressure" in foreign policy.

The President also reiterated that he was not personally under investigation, although he previously admitted that he was thinking "of the Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed Mr Comey. The date has not been set.

Comey is expected to speak before the committee after May 29 - the end of Congress's Memorial Day break.

Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions
Mourinho made eight changes to his side that reached the Europa League final with a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford . United are now sixth in the league table on 65 points, seven points adrift of fourth-placed team Manchester City .

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Trump had urged Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", said spokesman Sean Spicer.

House members and senators said Mr Rosenstein in his briefings steered clear of specifics in answering questions about his appointment of Mr Mueller, but made clear the former FBI director will have wide latitude to pursue the investigation - potentially including criminal charges.

On Thursday, Mr. Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion.

US House Committee asks Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over all Comey documents
In February, Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's security advisor fo hiding meetings with Russian ambassador in Washington DC . But as long as Trump has the support of Republican lawmakers controlling Congress, talk of impeachment is theoretical.

The Times report further undermines the official White House explanation for Comey's firing - an explanation Trump has already personally contradicted several times over.

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