Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor


Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

Only 40% of those surveyed approve of the job being done by the Trump administration, while 54% do not, the survey found.

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has relating to communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.

The FBI and Justice Department declined to comment Tuesday on accounts of the memo, which was first reported by The New York Times.

The head of the US House oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over all documents about meetings and communications between Mr Comey and President Trump. And lawmakers have alleged that the sudden ouster was an attempt to stifle the bureau's investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russia's meddling in the campaign.

The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. The White House has denied that report. I am stunned that any of my colleagues would possibly oppose the appointment of an independent special prosecutor after this astonishing revelation and other mounting evidence of political interference in a criminal investigation, ' Blumenthal said in a statement.

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Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.

According to the NY Times, Comey wrote a memo directly after an Oval Office meeting with Trump in which he quoted the President as saying "He is a good guy, I hope you can let this go".

News Tuesday of Trump's request of Comey immediately renewed concerns from congressional Democrats that Trump was trying to obstruct an investigation that's been examining potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

This request comes after The New York Times revealed on Tuesday the existence of documents that Comey wrote shortly after having conversations with Trump. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told Congress last week the investigation is "highly significant" and said Comey's dismissal would do nothing to impede the probe.

A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.