Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Is Donald Trump being impeached?

The trip represents a chance for Mr. Trump to shift the focus of daily headlines after more than a week of raging controversy, which began when the President fired Mr. Comey, the person overseeing the Russian Federation probe.

The former CT senator flashed a thumbs-up as he left the White House after the interview Wednesday, saying he and Trump had a "good meeting".

"We had everyone working on the investigation sign an agreement that they would not leak, and if they did, they would be sacked", said John Danforth, who was appointed as special counsel to lead the investigation into the FBI's role in the 1993 fiery Waco, Texas, siege.

It's still early days in the Trump v. Comey heavyweight fight to define the reality of what exactly was said between the two men behind closed doors.

- Speaking at a conference in Las Vegas, former Vice President Joe Biden addressed numerous topics, including his thoughts on running for president, his time serving under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy.

A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offence that could be used in any effort in Congress to impeach him and remove him from office. "Even my enemies have said, 'There is no collusion'".

Prior to the press conference, Trump on Twitter called the appointment of special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian Federation "the single greatest with hunt of a politician in history!" Others, including the President himself, have attacked the appointment as further evidence of a design to overturn the election results and oust Trump from office.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that the White House has cited as a justification for the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey.

But Graham said that Mueller's appointment now shifts the FBI probe into a higher gear, and will likely hamper the House and Senate Intelligence Committee investigations into Russian electoral interference.

Mr Mueller's appointment has been welcomed by politicians from both sides.

Trump is preparing to leave town tomorrow on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the Administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions. However, shortly before the news conference began, Rosenstein informed the Senate that he knew Comey would be fired even before he had penned his recommendation.

During a briefing with news anchors, h e said it "shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not unified country" and is "a very, very negative thing".

Trump said that Comey "was very unpopular with most people" and said that he was expecting more widespread praise for the firing.

The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation.

Former FBI director James Comey was reportedly unsettled by repeated interactions with President Donald Trump during Comey's time at the bureau.

Adding to the drama, Comey apparently kept exacting notes and memos describing his private meetings with Trump, evidence that could prove crucial if Mueller's investigation determines there was an effort by the White House - or Trump himself - to obstruct Comey's Russian Federation investigation.

Whether the new investigation spirals out of control will depend entirely on the discipline and rectitude of the special counsel.

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