Given Mr Trump's inherent constitutional authority to end the Flynn investigation himself, it is pretty hard to say that he was "corruptly" obstructing or impeding "the due administration of justice". Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied. House Speaker Paul Ryan, on whose shoulders much of the burden of advancing an ambitious Republican agenda rests, is taking pains to remain above the fray.
In his first public remarks since a bombshell report that he asked the FBI Director to shut down an investigation into his former national security adviser, President Trump said that "no politician in history" has ever been treated more unfairly.
US President Donald Trump has come under fire for reportedly disclosing classified information about a planned operation by the so-called Islamic State to the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov when he recently hosted him at the White House. Although there has been a strong tradition of separating investigation and prosecution from the president - a tradition grossly violated by Mr Trump's request - it is still just a tradition, not a legal requirement.
The ACLU has also called for the appointment of a special prosecutor and the creation of a select congressional committee to investigate the Trump campaign's relationship with Russian Federation.
Republican Congressman Justin Amash, of MI, became the first Republican to say that if the Comey memo is accurate, that Trump should be impeached over it.
Amash is a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus who has already has called for an independent commission to investigate. Asked if he trusted Comey or Trump, Amash replied: "I think it's pretty clear I have confidence in Director Comey". "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president", the Wisconsin Republican said.
U.S. President Donald Trump's sharing of highly classified intelligence with Russian Federation could cause a problem with efforts to seek cooperation from allies in dealing with North Korea, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.
The first part of the law has to do with trying to influence jurors in the course of a trial; we can ignore it for our purposes. The impeachment question was raised at a town hall debate between Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich and Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night.More news: Hawaii senator plans surgery for kidney cancer
Trump on Wednesday, delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, suggested he would not back down in the face of mounting criticism. Never ever, ever give up.
A memo dating from February 14th and publicised by the New York Times on Tuesday outlines a transcript by Mr Comey of a conversation he had with the USA president in the Oval Office. The White House disputed the account of the Comey memo.
White House officials who met for a planning meeting Wednesday morning said they remain hopeful the trip will allow the president to advance his foreign policy agenda-despite the potential for off-script moments, heightened by jet lag-addled travel for a homebody president who generally prefers the comforts of sleeping in his own bed.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin said he was willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Mr Trump and senior Russian officials. Putin made light of the matter at a news conference in Russian Federation, saying Moscow was ready to hand a transcript of the meeting to USA lawmakers if that would help reassure them.
"We need the facts", he said.
"I'm sure we're going to go on to hear from Mr. Comey about why, if this happened as he allegedly describes, why didn't he take action at the time?".
That's a tricky question to answer.
According to the Times, Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong.