Senate Intelligence Committee requests Comey memos

Comey associates said the president was referring to an ongoing investigation of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned a day before the conversation.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday was the first to seek documents related to the stories alleging Trump tried to influence Comey. But he has set a hearing for May 24.

Comey's memo, first disclosed by the New York Times, was reportedly written the day after the Trump fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations previous year with Russia's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. The FBI has been looking into Flynn for months as part of a counterintelligence investigation. But Trump faces a Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and it seems that no scandal has given them enough cause to abandon their sense of party loyalty.

Amash also told reporters he trusts Comey - the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director fired by Trump a week ago in a stunning move by the White House - more than the president, Williams reported on Twitter.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", he said during a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.

The requests - made in separate letters to FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe and White House Counsel Donald McGahn - were made after a report that a memo written by Comey says Trump asked him to drop Flynn probe.

Trump Asked FBI's Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry
Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice", he said. Backers need 218 signatures to force a vote but are more than a dozen shy of that at last count.

As the controversy swirled, Trump said in a speech to US Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT he did not get elected "to serve the Washington media or special interests".

We don't yet know how straight the line is from the FBI's investigation to Comey's dismissal, though Trump did indicate last week that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision.

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".

Wittes is a self-described close personal friend of Comey. The Times noted that the conversations prove that Trump's team knew about the investigation earlier than previously said.

Immediately after the New York Times report Tuesday night, Amash said on Twitter, "The allegations reportedly contained in the memo are incredibly serious".

President Trump's own interviews, tweets and comments to the press are helping investigators determine whether he obstructed justice. But more Republicans, I suspect, will figure out that they have a better chance of political survival if they follow Graham, Gallagher, Comstock and McCain (and belatedly, Chaffetz). If he and Jones are willing to break with the White House on the subject of the Russian Federation investigation and join the Democrats calling for impeachment, then it is not impossible that other Republicans will, too.

Related Articles

  • Trump Implies There Is A Recording Of His Conversations With Comey

    And no, it wasn't about the Clinton email investigation after all. Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Pearson and Lemire reported from NY .

    Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit

    The company fixed the problem with a software patch in March, but users who failed to upgrade their OS remained vulnerable. If confirmed, it would be the first time cyber criminals had obtained an NSA cyber tool and used it for criminal purposes.
    Goya Foods ending sponsorship of NYC parade after 60 years

    Goya Foods ending sponsorship of NYC parade after 60 years

    Along with Chelsea Manning, who is also set to be released on Wednesday, Lopez Rivera was among 209 commutations granted by Obama. He's scheduled to stop at a federal building to return electronic tags that monitored his movements during his home confinement.
  • Olynyk guides Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

    Olynyk guides Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

    Olynyk had 14 of his points in the fourth quarter and was the X-factor that swung the series in Boston's favor. Complicating matters, while Washington could not share the workload, Boston sent help to its core players.
    Why did Baahubali: The Conclusion get an A certificate in Singapore?

    Why did Baahubali: The Conclusion get an A certificate in Singapore?

    The film, which is loaded with visual effects, has turned out to be the must watch movie for its grandeur and extravagant sets. Cyber criminals started demanding the money from makers of Baahubali asking them to get pay of two crore rupees.
    Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

    Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

    He also urged the lawmakers to be sober. "Our job is to get the facts and be sober about doing that", he said . A bedrock premise upon which respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms is "No one is above the law".
  • Top House Democrat warns against rush to impeachment

    On CNN's New Day , Schiff said that impeachment is "not something that we should be rushing into or rushing to suggest". Maxine Waters, have explicitly called for impeaching the President.
    Cavs bring out the brooms again in Raptors sweep

    Cavs bring out the brooms again in Raptors sweep

    Otto Porter scored four of his 18 points in the dominant six-minute span that included five points from Markieff Morris. Lowry missed 21 games at the end of the regular season, and had just a handful of games with the newcomers.
    Which team has been shown live the most?

    Which team has been shown live the most?

    After a rollercoaster season, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are just three points away from securing Champions League qualification. Scenario no. 3: Liverpool v ArsenalWhere the season comes full circle for both teams.
  • Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA

    Microsoft Corp.is pointing its finger at the US government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable too. Researchers around the globe have predicted that a second wave of ransomware attacks is likely anytime soon.

    Quebec floods force 1500 people from their homes

    Coiteux told a news conference this morning that Quebecers must be realistic and realize things will not improve overnight. "It will happen on a very gradual basis". "We have what we call 100-year floods and 1,000-year floods", said St-Jacques.

    PBT Podcast: Breaking down the NBA Draft Lottery with Dan Feldman

    Sure, you'll have to wait for Fultz to develop into his full potential , but he should be a valuable role player even as a rookie. Obviously if Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis , or the Greek Freak are on the table, you pick up the phone.