Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Sen. Collins wants Comey to testify, deliver memos on Trump meeting

Sen. Collins wants Comey to testify, deliver memos on Trump meeting

"I hope you can let this go", Trump told Comey, according to Comey's personal memos first reported by the New York Times newspaper and corroborated by the Washington Post.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) spoke out at a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday morning, underscoring the urgency of removing Trump, whom the Democrats increasingly see as a national security liability. "I do it because, Mr. Speaker, there is a belief in this country that no one is above the law, and that includes the President of the United States of America". "The President must be impeached", the Democrat said.

Republican Representative Steve Womack said it was important for committees investigating the Russian Federation matter to move forward expeditiously to both ensure that the public gets answers and to clear the way for Congress to move on to other issues.

"People have been drawing comparisons to Watergate for some time now - and I think it's in part because of the role that the American press is playing in trying to get at secrets and understanding what's happening behind this administration - but I don't think it's that far off".

"It could be a legitimate question of whether there should be a deep inquiry into the extent to which the president has engaged in an obstruction of justice", said the official. Pundits on cable television hailed the special prosecutor appointment as a major development in and those who have worked with Mr Rosenstein - including former USA attorney Preet Bharara, who was sacked by Mr Trump - said that Mr Mueller is one of the best choices possible to run the investigation.

Trump was speaking amid reports that he appealed to then FBI Director James Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn earlier this year.

Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, "Democrats are calling on Republicans to join them in calling for an independent investigation", said Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett, reporting from Washington, DC. "But everybody merits a fair trail", he was quoted as saying.

Several Republicans have also expressed concerns about scandals in the White House and Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation which has been accused of trying to influence the recent USA presidential election.

"I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead". He also urged the lawmakers to be sober. We have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. On Wednesday, after a meeting of the House GOP Conference, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) raced up the stairs of the Cannon House Office Building, fielding questions from a stubborn pack of reporters. It described the president's request the Comey end an investigation into former national security director Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation and Turkey. "Any suggestion that today's announcement is somehow an effort to stop the FBI's investigation of Russia's attempt to influence the election last fall is misplaced", she said in that statement.

Ryan supported the White House.

A 2012 incident involved classified information that Marine Gen. James Cartwright, serving as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leaked to reporters about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

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