GOP Rep. On Comey Memo: Grounds For Impeachment, If True


His offer added a weird twist to the furor over Trump's intelligence disclosures.

The move followed a week in which the White House was thrown into an uproar following Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Putin said Russian Federation was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to USA lawmakers if that would help reassure them.

In the end, it comes down to members of Congress deciding that Trump did something that meets constitutional requirements for impeachment.

They notably sought any documents connected with a meeting in which Trump reportedly pressured the FBI chief to drop his investigation of sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn. On February 13, Flynn resigned from his post, acknowledging that he had provided White House officials with "incomplete information" over a phone call he'd had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as USA politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment".

Reacting to the appointment of a special counsel to probe his campaign's ties with Russia, US President Donald Trump today said a thorough investigation will prove that no such collusion took place.

Two days later, Flynn's lawyer and transition lawyers discussed the investigation of Flynn.

Chaffetz, a Republican, issued the letter following a request to do so in a more detailed letter [text, PDF] signed by the 33 Democrats on the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

"On a day when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they have", Schumer said. The American Civil Liberties Union has also filed for access to a reported Comey memo of the encounter.

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"There needs to be serious changes at the White House immediately", said Senator Patrick J Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican.

The next day, after the Comey news, the official revised their previous statement to say, "We can't even wrap up one Russian Federation fiasco before we're on to the next one". "There is plenty of oversight that is being done". Ryan added the FBI is continuing its investigation into reported ties between Russian Federation and the Trump administration. The president doesn't want to waste time on dissenting opinions. The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by the New York Times.

The White House disputed the account of the Comey memo. Even if Trump just wanted to help out Flynn because he's an old friend, this can be evidence of a corrupt intent.

House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming out of the White House. His first stop on his five-nation tour will be on Friday in Saudi Arabia.

Representative Trent Franks of Arizona said the party's agenda isn't in jeopardy and that an independent commission isn't needed to investigate the Russian Federation matter.

The White House vigorously denied it all. The FBI and congressional committees are investigating Russian meddling in the US election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.

According to an official familiar with details of last Wednesday's White House meeting, Trump bragged to the Russians that "I get great intel". The op-ed also called on American politicians to recognize Turkey as "vital to United States interests", and he attacked President Obama for keeping the country at "arm's length". He used that phrase nine times in his briefing to reporters.

His response to a reporter's question came at the end of a brief appearance with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra at the State Department, and after Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to provide US lawmakers with "a record" of the Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.