Several Democratic Lawmakers Raise Trump Impeachment After Comey Memo

Joan Terry
May 18, 2017

But senior Republicans who'd started the week deflecting concerns about Trump's mishandling of intelligence sought a sober reaction to the latest revelation - that Trump allegedly attempted to kill the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "Our job is to be responsible, sober and focus only on gathering the facts".

The intensifying drama comes as Mr Trump is set to embark on 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.

Senators have now asked Comey to testify in public, paving the way for a televised showdown over what some are terming as an "impeachable offence" by Trump.

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Even before he took office, big chunks of the progressive base were demanding the impeachment of Donald Trump.

If Republicans pull off victories in upcoming special House elections in Georgia, Montana and SC, they'll likely be even more encouraged to stay the course with Trump.

They asked the White House to turn over 'records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings'. What's more, many worry that the dumpster fire will suck oxygen out of Congress' ambitious legislative agenda.

President Donald Trump smiles at Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., after the House pushed through a health care bill, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. Chaffetz quipped on Twitter that he hadn't yet confirmed the details, since he only had the director's government-issued phone number. "But I still need to speak with him...evidently has a new #", Chaffetz tweeted.

"There are a lot of questions on Capitol Hill", Tapper told Inside Edition.

During his brief, seven-minute session with reporters, Spicer refused to answer direct questions about whether the president wants to see Comey testify before Congress or whether he would waive executive privilege to allow both men to freely recount their version of the events. Committee aides remained tight-lipped about when Comey might appear.

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Rashford told Premier League Productions (via United's official website ): "It's a massive thing when a manager like him says that".

A subpoena of the documents and conversations remains a possibility.

While it may be out of the frying pan, into the fire, a Trump tour of the world's holiest sites with the aim of uniting Islam, Christianity and Judaism may just be off the wall enough to take the focus away from "this Russian Federation thing", as the President described it last week.

"The congressman supports the bipartisan Oversight Committee's work and believes that the committee is the appropriate body to look into the issue", said Parker Williams, spokesman for the Republican from Richvale. A growing list of GOP lawmakers - including Sen. In January, only days after the inauguration, then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates had informed Trump's White House counsel that Flynn had been interviewed by the FBI as part of an active investigation.

"We do not have that problem", said a Senate intelligence committee source.

Meanwhile, they are happy to parrot Trump's talking points that the self-inflicted scandals somehow represent a media conspiracy.

Mr Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president".

Amash is a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus who has already has called for an independent commission to investigate.

But even as Democrats continue to attack the Trump White House, the party is not yet ready to put impeachment on the table. Such a move would represent a "wrenching" development for the country, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday. "You can't let them get you down, you can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

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