'The President Must Be Impeached!' Democratic Congressman Sounds Off on House Floor

"That is, uh, yeah, that is definitely obstruction of something", Colbert said.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"There is no cover story or obvious response to soft-pedal what Trump meant", Vladeck said.

"I can't explain the. accusations against (Trump) that he allegedly disclosed some kind of secrets to (Russian Foreign Minister Sergey) Lavrov", Putin said.

Israeli intelligence experts said Israel had developed a deep network of human and signal intelligence across the region and it was plausible that it had managed to infiltrate ISIS as part of that long-running effort.

Several Republicans took a similar approach Wednesday, but others called for Comey to testify and to produce the memo he reportedly wrote detailing his discussion with Trump about the Flynn investigation.

"It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president".

Regardless, it would likely be up to Congress to act.

Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is among those probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, called Putin's offer "quite amusing". "The remedy for a criminal violation would be impeachment".

Paul Manafort received a 3.5 million dollar tax-free and payback-free loan from someone yet unknown, right after he left Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Only two presidents have been impeached by the House of Representatives: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. One week later, the House adopted eleven articles of impeachment against the President.

"A lot of times he's the victim of not being a career politician", Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said of Trump.

Their conclusion: "Trump's alleged screw-up with the Russians reveals yet again what we have learned many times in the last four months: The successful operation of our government assumes a minimally competent Chief Executive that we now lack". When quizzed about whether Congress is moving toward impeachment, King responded, "Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes". "If it was a command, it would raise stronger problems..."

"Even if there is some legal nuance that the President could rely upon to save himself here from an obstruction charge, the allegation (if true) is politically devastating", Moss said. "There is a point that you cut that off with foreign leaders, especially when sources and methods are involved, so it's crucial that we talk to individuals to find out exactly what was said not necessarily what was not said".

"It's just bad judgment".

  • Larry Hoffman