emfizz.com May 23, 2017

GOP lawmaker says Trump allegations, if true, are grounds for impeachment

19 May 2017, 04:57 | Todd Saunders

GOP lawmaker says Trump allegations, if true, are grounds for impeachment

GOP lawmaker says Trump allegations, if true, are grounds for impeachment

A small but growing number of Republican US lawmakers called on Wednesday for an independent probe of possible collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, spurred by a memo from the fired FBI chief that Trump had sought to impede the agency's investigation.

Meantime, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are asking the FBI to turn over memos prepared by Comey regarding communications he had with the White House or Justice Department about the FBI's Russian Federation investigations, Politico reported.

While investors would cheer a tax cut, the White House and Republicans have their sights set higher.

But most Republicans have said the current Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and investigations in the Republican-led Congress are sufficient.

"There's plenty of oversight going on", Ryan told a news conference.

"I've got my subpoena pen ready if you're thinking about not giving them to us". Ryan also insisted the Trump controversies were not paralyzing Republican legislative efforts in Congress.

The tumult in Washington deepened on Tuesday over allegations Trump had sought to end the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation.

Ian Brady dies at 79, refused to reveal victim Bennett's location
On the way back, Brady suggested they take a detour to again search for a glove Hindley had lost on the moors. Greater Manchester Police has also revealed they will never close Keith's case, despite the death of Brady.

Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions
The most recent waiver, issued by former Secretary of State John Kerry in December, was set to expire this week. Worldwide sanctions will not "snap back", as President Obama said they would if Iran cheated.

Antarctica is turning green due to rising temperatures
The Arctic is warming the fastest, but Antarctica is not far behind, with annual temperatures gaining nearly one degree Fahrenheit (half degree Celsius) each decade since the 1950s.

"I don't know if it's an actual fact yet, (the) meeting between Comey and Trump, and what was said and not said, and what did Comey write down on a piece of paper at the time", he said. Mark Warner, as well as asking Comey to testify.

The Kremlin's expectation that Trump and Putin would meet soon after Trump took office have withered amid congressional and FBI investigations of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

"If the allegations are true, yes", the Michigan Republican said when asked if the allegations are grounds for impeachment. The request also covers any other documents related to communications between Trump and Comey.

Several legal analysts have argued that any such request could be considered obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense. "Until he has access to them, the Congressman will not be commenting further".

"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", the statement said. "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations". Comey then purportedly wrote down the conversation in a memo.

Trump came under strong fire following revelations that he revealed intelligence secrets, which were obtained from an ally, when he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at the White House last week.

Other News

Trending Now

Ducks seeking to avoid 0-2 hole vs. Predators
That's really good position to be in but there is one risk, that when you give up possession, you can make yourself vulnerable. Rinne headed into Game 1 with a ridiculous.951 save percentage, having allowed just 14 goals in the previous 10 games.

Special Counsel Confronts Task Of Overseeing FBI's Russia Investigation
But Trump himself has already said that he was going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendation by the Justice Department. And House and Senate investigators had invited Comey back to Congress to explain what happened - although Utah Rep.

Ahead Of Possible Comey Hearing, Chaffetz Leaving Congress Early
The memo reportedly states that Trump asked Comey to drop the bureau's probe into former national security adviser Lt. He argued that the congressional investigations would be tainted by partisanship. "We need the facts", Ryan said.

Refreshed Apple Laptops Expected at WWDC
However, rumors about Apple Macbook Air 2017's release date, specs and price continued to pour in. Rival Microsoft recently unveiled its own Surface Laptop as a possible competitor to MacBook Air.

When Xabi Alonso Pulled Off Outrageous 'No-Look Nutmeg' On Zinedine Zidane
The answer provided by most Liverpool fans when questioned on the club's greatest midfield pairing of the last 20 years. If you can call them regrets. but that's just football. "I have perhaps noticed that more from the outside looking in".

Trump says special counsel appointment "hurts our country terribly"
Trump is both publicly and privately stewing about Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel. He later reposted the same tweet, after correcting his misspelling of the word "counsel".

Cavaliers destroy Celtics in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals
Here are my final "3 Shots" after the Cavaliers dominant 117-104 win over the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Love opened up the floor for James, burying outside jumpers and forcing Boston to leave defenders one-on-one with James.

'Single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,' Trump claims
On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel. Rosenstein is the lead Justice Department official on the investigation into Trump's connections with Russian Federation .

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation
House Intelligence Committee vice chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Congress needs to see any documents created by Comey. He and other Democrats said Comey must testify before lawmakers about his conversations with the president.

Biden isn't ruling out 2020 run for president
Joe Biden has achieved what for most politicians forever remains the land of legend: a high rate of bipartisan favorability. Biden, who was seen as a strong potential opponent to Trump in 2016, said of a possible 2020 run: "Could I? Yes".