Sunday, 27 May, 2018

Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents

Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents
Kenny Thornton | 19 May, 2017, 06:54

This is the latest effort in a newly invigorated push from congressional Republicans to investigate the scandal-plagued White House.

When news broke this week of the Comey memo on Trump's alleged interference in the Flynn investigation, Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer said he found it "really stunning that nobody, not even from the White House, has come out under their own name in defense of the president here".

Mr Flynn was Mr Trump's first national security adviser, but was sacked after misleading the government over his meetings with Mr Kislyak - he apparently offered to reduce sanctions on Russian Federation before he was appointed, but it is illegal for private citizens to conduct U.S. diplomacy. Ms. Shiflett's president should clearly be investigated for obstruction of justice.

The Democrats in Congress have emphasised the seriousness of the accusations of Russian involvement in the election, not to mention the accusations that Trump tried to obstruct justice, and have demanded an independent investigation into the matter. Trump reportedly asked Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Flynn, to "let it go", raising questions about why Trump later suddenly fired Comey as the investigation continued.

Flynn told President Trump's transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey last Tuesday, supposedly because of his poor handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server. "I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things". If lawmakers believe a president is guilty of what the US Constitution calls "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors", they may initiate articles of impeachment.

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Joining host Carol Marin to help make sense of these questions are two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys: Patrick Cotter, who served the Eastern District of NY; and Renato Marrioti, who served the Northern District of IL.

It asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to hand over any notes Comey has of conversations between the White House and Justice Department officials about the Russian Federation probe.

"The president implied in a tweet last week that the White House may have recordings of interactions with Comey", Grassley said.

With the news of the Comey memo, Democrats have increased their talks about impeaching Trump.

Chaffetz, in his role as committee chairman, on Tuesday requested any "memoranda, notes, summaries and records referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the president".

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