Senate Judiciary Committee Wants FBI's Comey Memos

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A Republican lawmaker suggested on Wednesday that allegations against US President Donald Trump may be grounds for impeachment.

On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee sent Comey a letter asking him to testify in front of both open and closed sessions of the committee. "I hope you can let this go".

Authorities said Russian Federation meddled in November's election to benefit Trump.

Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just 24 days, is at the center of a sprawling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. We need the facts.

The request follows the New York Times's revelation on Tuesday night that Comey left notes detailing that Trump asked him to close down the FBI's investigation into National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The FBI is investigating to determine whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russian Federation, although no evidence to support the allegation has surfaced. Another letter from the Senate committee, which is co-chaired by Sens.

The meeting took place on February 14, one day after Flynn resigned, according to The Times, which reported that Comey's memo was part of his effort to create a paper trail.

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".

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The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The White House vigorously denied it all.

Congressional Republicans are increasing pressure on the administration to produce records related to the latest string of controversies involving President Trump, amid flagging confidence in the White House and a growing sense that scandal is overtaking the presidency.

The commotion around Trump's statements on Flynn has somewhat obscured his no less chilling request that Comey jail journalists for publishing information based on leaks - something that has never happened in the history of this country.

Said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: "He's probably glad to leave town, and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days".

Associated Press writers Vivian Salama and Jill Colvin contributed.

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