Maine's US Senators Speak Out in Wake of Comey Memo

Maine's US Senators Speak Out in Wake of Comey Memo

"A lot of times he's the victim of not being a career politician", Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said of Trump. Then, on Wednesday evening, the Justice Department announced it was appointing a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Trump associates and Russian Federation. Not long after Comey put that exchange with Trump in writing and after the FBI director told lawmakers the investigation of Russian interference and possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was active, Comey was sacked.

Comey kept memos of conversations he had with the president, the Times reported. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump reportedly said. Yates was sacked soon after because, the White House said, she refused to defend the president's travel ban in court. Trump fired Comey May 9.

South Carolina's senior senator wants the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump to testify on reports Trump told him to drop an investigation into an aide linked to Russian Federation. The committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes that Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

But while some members of Congress have called for outside investigations and deemed the memo a possibly impeachable offense, Louisiana's Republican delegation members said it was too early to make that call. Chaffetz requested the documents shortly after the NYT report broke.

But Graves said it would be inappropriate to speculate about obstruction of justice - potentially an impeachable offense - before an investigation is completed. He was just one of two Republicans open to a special probe of the fallout from alleged Russian meddling, and reporters tested how much further he could go.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President ... Russian Federation has now said they can provide transcripts of that meeting.

"Presidents don't have a good record of going up against the intelligence community or the FBI", Continetti said. "I have complete confidence that the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Richard Burr, will each do thorough investigations and report the facts to the American people".

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"It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", said Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

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.

Scalise's spokesman Chris Bond released a statement clarifying his position on the Comey debate.

Mr. Comey was aware that he was an at-will employee who could be fired by the president at any time, for any reason. Correspondents report yelling matches in closed-door meetings while an "angry" and "frustrated" President is reportedly considering a "major reboot" - by sacking any or all of the following: chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer.

"I wanna know what happened", said South Carolina Republican Sen.

But U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, took a more favorable approach to Trump.

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