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GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

But there was nothing wrong with that, he insisted.

In response to a tweet that looks an bad lot like Donald Jr. confirming that his father asked Comey to cut Flynn some slack, NPR politics editor Domenico Montanaro asked the Trump Organization EVP of development and acquisitions, "Are you confirming that Donald Trump did, in fact, ask to cut Flynn some slack?" But Trump is loyal to no one-The New York Times reports that he's now soured on son-in-law Jared Kushner, because Kushner supported Comey's firing and did not predict political blowback.

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians.

Trump is also under pressure over accusations he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into the Russian Federation ties of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Sen. Richard Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat and the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, dismissed the idea Democrats block the GOP agenda until the Russian Federation investigation is resolved.

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president.

The conflicted information has made it harder for aides to effectively advocate for the president.

It's far too soon to make a definitive judgment about whether any laws have been broken in connection with the president's contacts with James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired a week ago. The person who's doing the most to hurt Trump is Trump himself.

"The president has been very clear that the account that was published is not an accurate description of how the event occurred".




The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice. This is bigger than President Trump. She also referred to a "Bowling Green Massacre" that never occurred. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as us politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". "I'm not going to give any other comment on that", the White House spokesman added.

A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk. In the Clinton story, it should be noted that even a Republican majority Senate failed to convict and remove him from office in 1999. They note that the administration has yet to face a national or worldwide crisis comparable to the September 11, 2001, attacks, Hurricane Katrina or the Sandy Hook school shootings.

In remarks to reporters, Ryan, R-Wis., endorsed ongoing investigations by House committees, and declined to call for a special prosecutor or select committee, as Democrats and some fellow Republicans have demanded. Marco Rubio, a Trump rival.

"This is not business as usual". Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in a speech Tuesday to the Center for American Progress' Ideas Conference.

"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. Mr Trump minced no words in his final letter to Mr Comey, however, saying that the FBI Director had eroded public trust and was no longer effective in his position. "Friday morning Trump threatened Comey on Twitter, sounding like a mobster, warning he "better hope" there are no "'tapes'" of their meetings.

On a sarcastic note, Putin said he issued Lavrov a reprimand for failing to share the classified information he had received from Trump with him and the Russian intelligence agencies.

According to sources cited in the report, that intelligence came from a U.S. ally who had not authorised Washington to pass it on to Moscow. "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly".

"Speaker Ryan has shown he has zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump", Cummings said. "He wasn't briefed on the source and method of the information either".

For Trump staffers, there have been warnings they could be undercut by their boss.


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