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McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'

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"I think we've seen this movie before".

Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said the developments had reached "a point where it's of Watergate size and scale".

"I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals we've seen", The Arizona Republican said Tuesday night at the International Republican Institute's 2017 Freedom Dinner, where CBS News' Bob Schieffer interviewed McCain, an award honoree. It's a centipede that the shoe continues to drop. Shortly after the news broke, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffez (R-Utah) requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation hand over any documents detailing communications between Trump and Comey.

"This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey".

"When I chose to [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story", he said. Some suggested he had broken his oath of office, opening the way for possible impeachment. "We've got a crowded agenda, particularly speaking as a Republican".

Jahangiri drops out of Iran presidential race in favor of Rouhani
When sanctions peaked between 2011 and 2014, Iranians saw their incomes drop by more than 20%, to just over $5,300 on average. That held true in 1997 with the election of reformer Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, who threw his support Monday behind Rouhani.

McCain's remarks on Wednesday echo similar concerns from Republican senators, who have grown increasingly exasperated from the near daily controversies to come from the White House. Many have accused the Republicans of being spineless.

Consternation and confusion overtook Capitol Hill today as lawmakers were shaken anew by reports that President Donald Trump had asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating ousted adviser Michael Flynn.

Sen. Angus King, a political independent from ME who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he's "not there yet" when asked whether he wants President Trump impeached.

Remember: Just because Democrats call something a scandal, doesn't make it so.

"Same thing that you and others advised Richard Nixon", he said. "Sixty-plus million people voted for Donald Trump".

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