Putin dismisses Trump intel-sharing furor

Putin dismisses Trump intel-sharing furor

Interest was hardly limited to the U.S. No less a commentator than Russia's Vladimir Putin called the dramatic charges swirling around Trump evidence of "political schizophrenia spreading in the U.S".

"What other choice do you have but impeachment?"

Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his firing of FBI Director James Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against "rushing to judgment". He was nominated for the post by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate.

That's because the notes will have been written before Trump fired Comey, and before Comey had an ax to grind.

"Decisions about what President Trump discusses with anybody that he has in the White House is a matter for President Trump", May told a news conference when asked whether Trump's disclosure had made her reluctant to share intelligence with him.

This was followed by Trump's decision to pass on classified intel to Russian Federation about an Islamic State plan to use electronic devices to blow up planes.

United States presidents strive for strong relationships with their top intelligence advisors as soon as they come into office.

"Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump", said Israel's ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer.

The last week in the White House has been so tumultuous that it's getting a little hard to keep track of Trump news.

Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

He then went on to once again attack how the information had emerged demanding "to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community".

The appointment came as Democrats insisted ever more loudly that someone outside Trump's Justice Department must handle the politically charged investigation.

Two more key domestic promises that Trump has so far dramatically under-delivered on.

But the result of their public duel may go a long way to dictating the fate of Trump presidency.

There was more to come.

The memo underlined a conversation between Comey and Trump in February, where the president had asked the former director to shut down the federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

However, an increasing number of Republicans had joined in calling for digging deeper, especially after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey who had been leading the bureau's probe - and after Comey associates said he had made notes of a meeting in which Trump asked him to drop the FBI's investigation.

The White House immediately published a statement on Tuesday denying that the president had told Comey to drop his investigation, although they acknowledged the "conversation" had happened between both of them, as reported in The Guardian.

Many experts now believe that Trump is unfit to be the president.

Even if this didn't lead to a criminal conviction, such a request could add to the basis for impeachment for obstruction of justice.

"A child can not be president".

The White House has dismissed Comey's version of events revealed by a memo that was described to CNN. But his time may be over because of a variety of reasons.

Second, elections in France and neighbouring countries show Europe is beating back the right-wing, exposing xenophobia, Islamophobia and Trump-esque nationalism as flawed ideas. With Europe embracing multi-culturism, syncretism and liberal borders, the Americans have been forced to see the gaping holes in their mindsets that allowed Trump to sneak in. Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street as investors anxious that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder Trump's pro-business agenda. "I know at some point they're going to want to brief me, but I'm not a talker about this stuff".