"Any time you're embroiled in a separation-of-power dispute as we have, you're well advised to get a personal lawyer", one defense lawyer said. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a former state attorney general.
Democrats badgered Republicans to stand up to the president, and demanded access to the transcripts of Trump's meeting last week with two Russian diplomats. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen".
Comey had been heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the connections between Russian officials and Trump's presidential campaign. The House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Intelligence committees have already requested any Comey memos.
There are multiple obstruction of justice statutes on the books.
"I don't know why people are getting spun up about obstruction here", Luskin said. I think it would be good for him if he did. He says he wants to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation into Flynn. "Any one of these facts in isolation may be problematic but may not be sufficient".
Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before he was sacked for lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.
Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline.
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Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation. Trump reportedly asked Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Flynn, to "let it go", raising questions about why Trump later suddenly fired Comey as the investigation continued.
A Reuters reporter asked White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Wednesday if the president planned to hire his own lawyer.
Whether Comey's documentation proves to be the tipping point for Republicans is unclear. "He was concerned", said the associate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
We don't yet know how straight the line is from the FBI's investigation to Comey's dismissal, though Trump did indicate last week that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision.
"It's falling out of the trees, the evidence", he said.
With the news of the Comey memo, Democrats have increased their talks about impeaching Trump. To date, no Republican has publicly voiced support for impeachment. If he and Jones are willing to break with the White House on the subject of the Russian Federation investigation and join the Democrats calling for impeachment, then it is not impossible that other Republicans will, too.
"Public trust is on the line and the country deserves answers sooner rather than later", he said, adding that Congress needs "all of the facts surrounding the firing of FBI Director Comey". "You can have a grotesque abuse of authority that renders somebody unfit to serve, but it's not a crime", he said.
Impeachment therefore is at the crossroads of politics and the law.