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House oversight chair seeks Comey memos on Trump

House oversight chair seeks Comey memos on Trump

Also Wednesday, in an extraordinary turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions with the diplomats. Green then added, "I do not do this for political purposes, Mr. Speaker".

On Tuesday, The New York Times was the first to report on a February memo by Comey that suggested Trump asked him to lay off Flynn. The contents of the memo have subsequently been confirmed by other news organizations, including Bloomberg, although the memo itself has not yet surfaced publicly. Hosko expressed skepticism, however, that Trump's request to "go easy" on the Flynn probe would rise to the level of obstruction of justice.

On the Russian Federation debacle she said, "Once again we are faced with inexplicable stories coming from the White House that are highly troubling". Really, if a freshman can refuse to spin for the White House, why can't lawmakers with years of seniority in no danger of losing their seats? The description in the purported memo "is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey", it said.

President Trump speaks to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in the Oval Office in Washington on April 21. "He is a good guy". Because that could be considered a crime and as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation he had an obligation to make that known.

The turmoil spilled over into financial markets, as the S&P 500 Index slumped to a three-week low, the CBOE Volatility Index spiked the most since January, and Treasuries rallied with gold.

Trump's abrupt dismissal of James Comey last week stunned Washington.

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Representative Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho, said a probe by an independent commission would lend credibility to the findings while "nobody would believe" conclusions from the House and Senate intelligence panels.

"If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation as it relates to Lt. Gen. Flynn", Chaffetz wrote.

In previous months, Republican lawmakers were more likely to fully defend Trump - even after he and his administration made comments and policy changes that generated intense criticism. "The president must be impeached", Green said. "There is an investigation that is going to take place; we are going to get to the bottom of that".

Democrats were far less sparing in their criticism. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told reporters after emerging from the session. "It was treated as a casual, if regrettable, conversation or comment by the president".

The degree to which Republicans have continued to ignore or excuse President Donald Trump's reckless behavior, which now can be seen as endangering national security, has not surprised politics-watchers.

"We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time", said Sen.


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