GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging the White House to release any written or recorded records of Trump's conversations with Comey.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a tweet Wednesday that he still hasn't spoken with Comey about testifying.

The commotion around Trump's statements on Flynn has somewhat obscured his no less chilling request that Comey jail journalists for publishing information based on leaks - something that has never happened in the history of this country.

The request comes after the New York Times published a story Tuesday night alleging President Trump told Comey to "let go" of the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

On May 9, Trump dismissed Comey as head of the FBI, dropping a bombshell in Washington where the opposition suspected him of seeking to stall the agency's Russian Federation investigation.

The memo could border on "the legal definition of obstruction of justice", he said.

However, the Senate Intelligence Committee has also formally asked James Comey to hand over all memos relating to his conversations with Donald Trump and appear before it in both open and closed sessions.

Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed.

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The source of highly classified intelligence that President Trump discussed with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador is considered to be the best source for information regarding external plots by ISIS, according to a new report. Chaffetz, a Republican, issued the letter following a request to do so in a more detailed letter [text, PDF] signed by the 33 Democrats on the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

Soon thereafter another Republican lawmaker was seen supporting the impeachment move.

This is the kind of conversation that rational, experienced presidents know not to have.

The president spoke out about the firestorm swirling around him at commencement for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut Wednesday morning.

President Trump speaks to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in the Oval Office in Washington on April 21.

Ryan supported the White House.

Asked whom he trusts if it's Comey's word against the president's word, Amash said, "I think it's pretty clear that I have more confidence in Director Comey".