McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 17, 2017,
May 17, 2017, 23:56
"It's reaching Watergate size and scale", he said at a Republican event on Tuesday night, according to GOP strategist Ana Navarro. "History is not going to look upon them very well". Shortly after the news broke, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffez (R-Utah) requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation hand over any documents detailing communications between Trump and Comey.
The scandals surrounding Trump reached a particularly chaotic point last week, after Trump's sudden decision to fire Comey and the president's own admission he asked the former director if he was under investigation.
"I think we've seen this movie before". It's a centipede that the shoe continues to drop.
"It seems like every day there's some new information to pop", Kinzinger said on CNN's "New Day".
"This is not about Trump - this is about democracy and the rule of law", said Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego, of Phoenix.
Trump unexpectedly fired Comey last week, in a move Trump said he made in part because of Comey's handling of an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation in the 2016 election.
The Illinois congressman argued that people are drawing conclusions based on their political affiliations, "not by the rule of law".
In a statement, the White House denied that Trump had made such a request to Comey.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Wednesday called for an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
The associate is also confirming an account from The New York Times that Trump vented about media leaks during a conversation with Comey and expressed his support for seeing reporters in prison.
The White House says the report is "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey".