Seems like a good time for a recap of Trump activity. Read to the end because trust me it gets incredibly bad:
1] Trump blows Comey kisses, praising him for his help in Trump taking the White House
2] Despite continuing questionable(but not negligent or illegal)statements from Comey, Trump says he still has confidence in him.
3] Trump has a phone conversation with Putin
4] Trump asks senior officials to come up with a rationale for firing Comey
5] Comey asks for more resources for his investigation of Trump
7] Trump has a meeting with high ranking foreign officials in the Oval Office. He allows Russian state media in, but not U.S. media.
Former national security advisor Colin Kahl, asks on twitter whether it was “a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?”
Kahl went on to say that when he worked for Barack Obama’s administration, he “couldn’t let foreign delegations bring phones/cameras” into his own office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and that he had to leave his own phone and camera outside the Oval Office when he worked there.
The chummy White House visit had been one of Putin’s asks in his recent phone call with Trump, And indeed the White House acknowledged this to me later Wednesday. “He chose to receive him because Putin asked him to,” a White House spokesman said of Trump’s Lavrov meeting. “Putin did specifically ask on the call when they last talked.”[Politico]
Former Deputy Director of CIA and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen tweeted in reply, “No, it was not.”
Later in the day, White House spokespersons spread the message that “it is time to move on” from the Russia/Trump investigation.