Democratic Lawmakers Call for Independent Commission on President Trump

Democratic Lawmakers Call for Independent Commission on President Trump

And while Comey himself has been silent, his associates have been exposing intriguing details of his encounters with Trump.

President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into Michael T. Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, during an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo that Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

Mr Putin said that Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in United States politics "funny", but said Moscow is now "concerned because it is hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next".

Prominent Republicans are warning the White House to get its act together. Sen.

Risch said the only person who has committed a crime is the "weasel" who leaked classified information to liberal media outlets New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, which clearly have an agenda to undermine Trump.

"We are watching. a Watergate-sized crisis play out in real time".

Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge but that his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.

Fellow Republican Peter King of NY was more leery because of the broad authority special prosecutors have.

White House surrogates were reluctant to go on TV to defend the president because they weren't sure what to say, and Fox News host Bret Baier complained Tuesday night that no Republicans were willing to go on camera to push back against the Comey memo.

"If there were ever a final nail on the case for an independent prosecutor, this is it", Blumenthal said at the Capitol. Some of this is not without merit, but he lacks the patience or charm to sell this policy to his own government and the US Congress. Mr Putin's own actions - whether his suspected cyber activities or his repressive behaviour at home - have not been helpful to his cause.

Roy Blunt, Rep. Ann Wagner and Gov. Eric Greitens, who a year ago lambasted Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for storing classified State Department information on her private email server.

As FBI director, he was accustomed to hours-long oversight hearings before Congress covering a wide range of topics.

Comey did not respond to his request, according to the memo, but replied: "I agree he is a good guy".

Comey was abruptly fired May 9 and learned of the dismissal as he was giving a talk in Los Angeles.

Her statement comes after US President Donald Trump was accused of sharing highly classified data during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week.

An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them: "I get great intel".

Congressional Democrats blasted their Republican colleagues for not doing enough to hold President Trump accountable.

Meanwhile, a "source" told CNN that Comey was not required to inform other parts of the Justice Department about Trump's alleged request to obstruct justice.

"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn".

There is no sign the FBI's Russian Federation investigation is closing.

On "GMA", Schiff said Congress is prepared to issue a subpoena to obtain Comey's memo and launch an investigation if necessary.



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