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REPUBLICAN Lawmakers Fight Over Who Floated Trump Impeachment First

REPUBLICAN Lawmakers Fight Over Who Floated Trump Impeachment First

"There are serious concerns that the president may have improperly tried to obstruct an FBI investigation", ACLU National Security Project Director Hina Shamsi said in a statement.

While that alone raised many, many eyebrows, the allegation that Trump pressured Comey to ease up on Flynn is, as the New York Times described it, "the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation".

It's no surprise that Amash, R-Cascade Township, is continuing to take a hard line on Trump.

Republican leaders were still pitching their plans to overhaul the health-care system and tax code, despite a steady stream of chaos from the White House. When Andrew Jackson, Nixon, and Bill Clinton faced impeachment, it was because the opposing party - Republicans in Jackson's and Clinton's cases and Democrats in Nixon's - had the majority in both houses.

Some Republicans have begun siding with the many Democrats who are demanding an independent investigation to get to the bottom of a series of issues, including the Trump team's possible connections with Moscow. Backers need 218 signatures to force a vote but are more than a dozen shy of that at last count.

The ACLU has also called for the appointment of a special prosecutor and the creation of a select congressional committee to investigate the Trump campaign's relationship with Russian Federation.

Now, we find that the president had the audacity to ask FBI Director James Comey FBI to compromise his sworn duty and give Michael Flynn a pass on his lying to the vice president and to the FBI about his paid involvement with the Russians and the Turkish government.

Many Democratic critics of Trump's have raised the possibility that such a suggestion by Trump could amount to obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense.




The decision Wednesday to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation was a sound one.

Following requests by multiple congressional committees for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memos of conversations between himself and President Trump, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now requesting the White House turn over any of its any recordings of conversations between the two by May 24th. "Mr. Comey also needs to testify in open session ASAP".

The rumours about Mr Trump's request of Mr Comey have sparked calls for his impeachment.

However, Comey's firing four years into a 10-year term was accompanied by supporting documents that chastised him for his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mail, even though at one point Trump last year praised Comey for reopening that probe.

"I don't know why people are getting spun up about obstruction here", Luskin said.

It's striking how many congressional Republicans are concerned about President Donald Trump's behaviour of late. In addition, Congress has an all-important responsibility to press ahead so that lawmakers and the American public receive full information in this matter. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former US attorney.

"With respect to the highly politicized Russian Federation investigation, I would like to see it independently investigated", Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., one of three California Republicans who have called for an independent probe.


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