Here's What One Endangered Republican Said About Trump

  • Here's What One Endangered Republican Said About Trump

Here's What One Endangered Republican Said About Trump

"The only way out [solution] is a special prosecutor".

"We have learned, if the reporting is accurate, that the president is willing to directly interfere with an active investigation", Schumer said. "The president wasn't even aware where this information came from", he said.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stressed that Congress has an "obligation" to provide oversight of Trump and called for a careful fact-gathering.

"I think there is a good possibility that Jim Comey continued to have these conversations with the president because he was actually building an obstruction of justice case", Miller told MSNBC Wednesday.

There is no word yet whether Mr McCabe will also be asked to appear before the committee to discuss the investigation.

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

The New York Times reported that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop the probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in February. As he could open a whole new angle into the Russian Federation investigation, the former FBI director's testimony will be must-watch TV.

The FBI declined to comment Tuesday.

Former FBI Director Jim Comey reportedly wrote a memo alleging that Trump tried to shut down an investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. The Wisconsin Republican says Congress will want to know if Trump asked Comey to end the probe, "why didn't he take action at the time".

Here's what the committees are seeking and how it will affect ongoing investigations into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia".

If Trump does have taped conversations with Comey, they may well end up as part of an investigation into whether he fired Comey because he wouldn't end the Russia-related investigations.

"It's in the best interest of Congress, the Trump administration and, most importantly, the American people that we get to the bottom of these reports", said Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock.

While many congressional Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into the Comey allegations and reports that Trump gave away classified information to the Russians, Mast and other Republicans have been more cautious in their public pronouncements.

Mr Burr, who is leading an investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation, said he and the committee's ranking Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, had met Mr Comey the day before the President fired him.

She adds that "a special prosecutor is the first step, but it can not be the last".

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, calls Mueller a "solid choice", and commends Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein for putting "our country and justice system first".

If Chaffetz presses on with a hearing and Comey testifies with his memos, it will be a spectacle for the ages. "Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted".

But Rep. Peter King of NY is expressing concern over the wide purview special prosecutors have. "On a day when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they have", Schumer said. "It's obviously inappropriate for any President to be trying to interfere with an investigation". A section of opinion makers argues that the President's behaviour constitutes obstruction of justice and he must be impeached.