Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

GOP Rep Peter King: Comey Had an Obligation to Report Any Intimidation

GOP Rep Peter King: Comey Had an Obligation to Report Any Intimidation

"It is destructive to America to proceed with an impeachment at this stage of the presidency", Kucinich, a Fox News contributor, said on Tuesday, before The New York Times report on the Comey-Trump meeting.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., told lawmakers after Green's remarks that "members are reminded to refrain in engaging in personalities toward the president such as accusations that he committed an impeachable offense".

Some, such as California Rep. Maxine Waters, have explicitly called for impeaching the President. There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law.

The Congressman said that his call for impeachment is a position of conscience for him and asked the American people to speak up.

Since US intelligence agencies last October accused Russian Federation of trying to swing the presidential election in Trump's favor, questions have swirled about whether some in his campaign colluded with Moscow.

Green went on to explain that implementing the impeachment process does not, necessarily, mean the president would be found guilty.

A report by News Max is stating that Representative Justin Amash, republican from MI, says Trump should be impeached if it is discovered that he tampered with the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn by asking James Comey to stop the investigation.

"But everybody gets a fair trial in this country", he told the Hill, appearing to inch closer to an impeachment call. Republican Senator John McCain was quoted as saying the current scandal is reaching a "Watergate size and scale", a reference to the scandal that forced President Richard Nixon from office.

Representative Al Green, a Democrat, spoke on the House floor, saying that following the latest revelations, he had made up his mind to join fellow Democratic Representative Maxine Waters in calling for Trump's impeachment. After the news broke of the Comey memo, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stood in the chamber and said, "I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate - history is watching". The Texas representative also mentioned a petition website, ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, urging people to sign it. "Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that".

"We should take our oversight responsibilities seriously regardless of who is in power", Ryan said, according to a GOP source in the closed-door meeting. House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against "rushing to judgment".

British PM Theresa May meanwhile said Trump is free to decide what to discuss with White House visitors, while stressing that London's relationship with Washington was "the most important defence and security relationship" around the world.

Pressure has been building on Trump over the Russian Federation issue since his firing last week of FBI chief James Comey, who had been leading a federal probe into the matter.

The report, on Tuesday night, added to the chaotic atmosphere in Washington following Trump's firing of Comey on May 9 and a separate report that Trump gave sensitive information to Russian officials.

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