Collins Floats Idea of Independent Counsel to Investigate Trump's Comey Dealings
- Author: Arturo Norris May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 7:32
The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the FBI for all memos related to interactions between former FBI Director David Comey and his superiors in both the Trump and Obama Administrations and for any tapes the White House may have of such interactions.
Later, the Senate judiciary committee whose subcommittee is also investigating Russian meddling into the USA election, requested that the FBI "provide all memos relating to former FBI Director Comey's interactions with his superiors in both the Trump and Obama administrations", according to a statement.
The memo reportedly states that Trump asked Comey to drop the bureau's probe into former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
With any number of Democrats drawing parallels between the Trump White House and Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal, Rep. Justin Amash of MI became the first Republican to raise the specter of impeachment.
House Oversight Committee Chairman U.S. Sen.
The Times said the memo, read to the paper by one of the ousted FBI chief's associates, depicts the president urging Comey to close down an investigation into Flynn's Russian connections.
Cummings said the Government Reform and Oversight panel needs to subpoena documents for its Russian Federation probe and summon former FBI Director James Comey for a public hearing.
Grassley also told reporters that if there was interference, "then it seems to me Comey should have taken action on that interference".
Ryan, however, pointed to ongoing investigations in the House of Representatives and Senate as well as the FBI investigation of contact between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
Multiple investigations are ongoing into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
Asked what he thinks of Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge but his performance can only be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.
President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and any foreign entity.