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


The first was sent to former FBI Director James Comey seeking his appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in both open and closed sessions.

President Donald Trump asked the former FBI director, James Comey, to let former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn off the hook in an investigation into his Russian contacts, reports quoting a memo prepared by Mr. Comey said, pushing the 45th presidency into a potentially tenure-threatening crisis.

Israel was the source of the classified intelligence President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian senior officials during a meeting at the White House last week, according to a new report by The New York Times.

In fact, Mr McMaster said the president made the decision to share the information "in the context of the conversation".

"The Americans implied that their Israeli colleagues should "be careful" as of January 20, Trump's inauguration date, when transferring intelligence information to the White House and to the National Security Council (NSC), which is subject to the president", Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Responding to a question, Amash said Wednesday that could be grounds, "if the allegations are true".

Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to raise the specter of impeachment.

Comey's memo - an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House - would be evidence that president has tried to influence the investigation.

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Mark Warner, as well as asking Comey to testify.

"I'm a lapsed lawyer, I cannot tell you if it meets all the legal definitions but I can tell you from a lay point of view it looks like he was trying to impede the investigation", Gergen said.

However, the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that he has full confidence in Trump.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo".

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), right, and Sen.

Ryan raised questions about Comey's account of that meeting. "We need to have all the facts", the spokesperson said. "The President must be impeached", Green said.

"It is obvious - there are some people out there who want to harm the president". Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S. Congress, if the White House approved.