Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation – President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The documentation of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia. Late Tuesday, Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, demanded that the F.B.I. turn over all “memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings” of discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey.
Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of it to a Times reporter.
(Note: The White House denies the existence of these comments attributed to Mr. Comey.)
Readings from Isaiah 55.8-11 for Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Since God’s word always accomplishes its purpose, it is in our best self-interest to know and to conform our lives to God’s word. Why not go to the wisest and most powerful Being of all for direction?
Isaiah 55.8-11 – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Prayers for Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Dear God, we are coming to you. You are the wisest Being of all. We choose to know and to do your will.