Michigan Rep. Amash: Comey memo could be grounds for Trump impeachment

Vincent Carr
May 19, 2017

The Times reported on Tuesday that Trump had asked Comey during a February meeting to consider shutting down the FBI's ongoing investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Cory Gardner added, "The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee has asked James Comey to appear in front of the committee, and they have asked acting FBI Director McCabe for any notes or memos prepared by Comey regarding communication with the Department of Justice and White House on the ongoing Russian Federation investigation".

"The entire thing has been a witch hunt", the President said. Defending his decision to sack Comey, he said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was "very unpopular" among many people.

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump at a time when he was leading an investigation into whether the latter's election campaign had links with Russian Federation during the USA presidential polls a year ago.

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"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", Trump said. Now, The Daily Beast is reporting that despite Flynn's current legal quagmire, Trump would like to bring the general back to the White House. "So we want to get back and keep on the track that we're on". "I think as time passes, tax reform is going to look much different, that it may be begin to look more like tax cuts than tax reform".

Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina, the panel's chairman, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, said the committee will continue its own investigation and "engage with Director Mueller" on any potential conflicts.

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Asked about possible obstruction of justice, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters the special counsel would "follow the facts where ever they may lead" and that "it is premature to prejudge anything at this point".

Trump also lashed out in the morning on Twitter at the news that the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation, calling the move a politically motivated "witch hunt" by his Democratic rivals.

"We continue to work with the United States and continue to share intelligence with the United States as we do with others around the world because we are all working together to deal with the threats that we face". He also spoke with the New York Times.

"I hope you can let this go", Comey wrote, quoting Trump in the document, which CNN has not viewed but which was described by the sources. "He is a good guy".

Top officials and the president said this sharing was within his legal rights as the nation's ultimate declassifier of state secrets, that the president was seeking Russian aid in combatting terrorism and that he did not speak of sources or methods for obtaining the intelligence.

Mr Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing".

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