President Trump, who is facing a barrage of questions over why it took him so long to fire Michael Flynn as compared to FBI Director James Comey, has asserted that he didn't feel a sense of urgency in firing his national security adviser.
This comes at the worst possible time for Trump, as the Comey fiasco suggests he wants to throw the investigation off track - or end it altogether by hand-picking an FBI director who will do his bidding.
Flynn attorney Robert Kelner declined comment. Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after it emerged he had lied about his interactions with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak in December, the day President Barack Obama had announced sanctions against Russia for its alleged meddling in US polls.
Russian Federation and the Trump administration deny any part in colluding on the USA election.
As for why, exactly, the president is so inclined to praise the former NSA he fired, Rachel noted an interesting article in The Atlantic, published yesterday.
Mr Stone, Mr Page, Mr Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort all received similar requests for information, a source familiar with the Senate investigation said.
The Daily Beast reported this week, meanwhile, that White House lawyers "have had to warn" Trump "repeatedly" against reaching out to Flynn.
Amid mounting scrutiny, Trump defended his decision to remove Comey, telling NBC's Lester Holt that Comey was a "showboat" and a "grandstander". McCabe was testifying in place of former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump has been described as being white hot, fuming and screaming at cable television news programs reporting on Russia-Trump related news stories.
"We told him that's not an option".
Comey was leading the bureau's investigation - a separate probe to that of the Senate intelligence committee - into alleged Russian collusion.
He says the former FBI Director James Comey's firing will in no way deter the committee from finding out the truth.