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"Quit investigating, damn it'". He said that "everybody in this country gets a fair trial, (whether) it's the president or anyone else".

Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA), asked FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe for all "notes or memorandum" Comey may have left about conversations with the White House over the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTurkish violence in Washington presents new Trump headache McCain: Talk of impeaching Trump not "rational" Senate panel approves bill allowing some border patrol agents to skip polygraphs MORE (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday said that calls from congressional Democrats to impeach President Trump are not "rational".

"The FBI director reports to the president and it is the president's decision to delegate authority on investigations", said McIntosh.

Some Republicans have begun siding with the many Democrats who are demanding an independent investigation to get to the bottom of a series of issues, including the Trump team's possible connections with Moscow.

House Republican Justin Amash of MI says it could be grounds for impeachment if President Donald Trump urged FBI Director James Comey to end a probe of former adviser Michael Flynn. Central to them is the idea of intent or bad goal, or what Trump may have been thinking when he allegedly told Comey in February that "I hope you can let this go".

The Comey memo caused alarm on Capitol Hill and raised questions about whether Trump attempted to interfere with a federal investigation, something that might constitute obstruction of justice and could potentially be invoked in an attempt to impeach Trump.

"I think that obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Nixon that brought him down", Gergen responded. The letter is expected Tuesday night. The leaders of both committees have said they are prepared to subpoena those materials if necessary.

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President Donald Trump didn't appear to break any law by sharing highly classified information with Russian Federation, but that doesn't make it any less problematic for America's intelligence agencies and their overseas partners.

Then on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the FBI director he fired on Sunday, James Comey, had earlier shared a memo with staff saying the president had asked him to close an investigation into links between Russian Federation and Michael Flynn.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to provide transcripts of the meeting between Mr Trump and the Russian Diplomats was not helpful, he said.

Trump last week fired James Comey from his post as FBI director, explaining that it was partly because of the Russian Federation investigation.

The person had seen the memo but was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The reports were based on a memo Comey wrote in February after meeting with the president.

Twitter did not decline to comment. McClintock said he wants to see the memo and hear from Comey before passing judgment. In January, Trump reportedly sought a pledge of loyalty from Comey and failed to obtain it.

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