Trump interviewing ex-TSA chief John Pistole for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

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Former FBI director James Comey is expected to confirm in public testimony as soon as next week that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple reports.

No date has been set for Comey to appear on Capitol Hill, but the Senate Intelligence Committee is said to be shooting for next week.

Pistole would replace Comey, who was sacked as he led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election.

Since his firing last month, dramatic accounts have emerged in the New York Times, CNN, and elsewhere about the tense confrontations with Trump that Comey memorialized in memos afterward. "He is a good guy".

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The associate wouldn't discuss what Comey plans to tell the Senate intelligence committee.

Comey detailed the conversation in a memo written on the same day as the meeting, according to The Times. President Bill Clintons dalliance with an intern, which precipitated impeachment proceedings, occurred 15 months after the 1994 appointment of Kenneth Starr as independent counsel to investigate financial transactions that took place during Clintons days in Arkansas years before. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comey's testimony, but declined to comment further. But the president himself confused that message, telling NBC he thought of the "made-up" story about ties between his campaign and Russia when he fired Comey, and telling Russian diplomats firing that "nut job" Comey relieved great pressure on him from the Russia probe.

US President Donald Trump has met two candidates to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the White House, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer said. Whoever Trump appoints will require Senate approval, and winning that could prove hard, as both Democrats and Republicans will probably push for a person who could resist the White House's influence.

Mr Mueller is now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation for the administration.

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