Amash: Trump could face impeachment over Comey memo

Olive Rios
May 20, 2017

Putin's remarks on May 17 came a day after political tension in Washington increased again following reports that Trump appealed to FBI Director James Comey in February to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, the national security adviser who was forced out after making misleading statements about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

"I don't think we're there yet", Arizona Sen. It is the kind of conversation that a White House counsel should make sparklingly, crystal clear to a president that he is not to engage in, not even close.

With an FBI Investigation and four separate congressional inquiries underway, senior Republicans may insist that these investigations run their course, though Mr Comey may testify publicly before one of the committees, a development that could generate further revelations.

"I hope he'll accept our invitation", Warner told reporters, noting he had not yet received a response.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that said that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the White House into turmoil.

In addition to the memo in which Comey claims the president asked him to let Gen. Mike Flynn off the hook, Republicans have also demanded any memos and documents related to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Obama.

Late Monday, before news of the Comey memo surfaced, Sen. Comey had been overseeing investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 election in his favor. "There's two investigations going on in the House and Senate and he wants to get to the bottom of this".

November 6: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.

January 6, 2017: Comey is among a group of four top USA intelligence officials who briefed then-President-elect Donald Trump on their conclusions that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election on his behalf.

A person who had seen the memo told The Associated Press what Comey had written.

While we hope that Congress will be serious about its constitutional oversight role, we believe the issues raised by the Comey memos are so vital that the public should have access to them without delay.

It's far too soon to make a definitive judgment about whether any laws have been broken in connection with the president's contacts with James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired a week ago. "You can weigh in at", Green said.

"For the president to tell the FBI to end a potential criminal investigation, that's obstruction of justice", said Erwin Chereminsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Moreover, under legal precedent from the investigation of President Bill Clinton, President Trump's communications with White House lawyers may not be shielded by attorney-client privilege.

The FBI and Justice Department declined to comment Tuesday on accounts of the memo, which was first reported by The New York Times. He did the same after a series of conversations with Dean later that month in which the White House counsel asked Walters if the Central Intelligence Agency could pay for the bail or the salaries of the Watergate burglars.

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