Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday that if Trump did indeed ask former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, then that would constitute grounds for impeachment, according tothe Hill’s Cristina Marcos.
The President has the utmost respect for the law enforcement agencies, and all investigations, the White House said, adding that this is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Comey.
He said he’s sure Congress will hear from Comey, though he said it’s up to the committees to decide whether he should testify. So far, he says the administration has provided “nothing”.
Complaining about what he said was “political schizophrenia” in the United States, Putin said Trump was not being allowed to do his job properly.
Democrats and a number of Republicans said they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. “Zero”, he told the news conference, standing alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
In 2011, he was asked by Democratic President Barack Obama to stay on for two more years.
His political woes will add to Trump’s challenges as he tries to bolster ties overseas.
“This is a truth hunt”, said Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Putin did wade into the US debate over the true role of Russian interference in last year’s election, and seemed to give backing to the notion that Washington and Moscow have common interests that they should advance. In Moscow, a Russian foreign ministry official declined to comment on the contacts and referred Reuters to the Trump administration. Comey shared his notes from the conversation with aides, who in turn described the notes to reporters.
Flynn is reported to have told friends at a northern Virginia restaurant on April 25 that Trump sent him a message telling him to “stay strong”, according to a report by Yahoo News on Thursday.
Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.
Republican US Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of a House of Representatives oversight committee, said his committee “is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I have made no such determination”, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement announcing the special counsel.
Rubio needs to change course now, as do the rest of the Republicans. Trump fires him, offering differing explanations before acknowledging that the issue was an investigation that directly affects Trump.
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Donald Trump’s campaign made contact with Russian Federation at least 18 times during his presidential race, according to a new report.
Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT, a member of the Judiciary Committee, called the memo as reported “powerful evidence of obstruction of justice”.
However, the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that he has full confidence in Trump.