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Democrats Going to Do Whatever It Takes to Impeach Trump

18 May 2017

"Reports that the President asked the FBI Director to end the investigation are deeply disturbing", Sen.

The memo showing President Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to stop an investigation into former adviser Michael Flynn represents a "serious situation".

Before Comey was sacked, the ex-FBI director reportedly asked Rosenstein for more resources with which to conduct the Russian Federation investigation.

Chaffetz's move came a day after he wrote the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding memos and notes that Comey reportedly compiled after several meetings and phone calls with Trump.

The committee also asked the White House to "provide records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings", an apparent reference to Trump's suggestion that tapes might exist of his conversations with Comey.

"This further underscores what we have been demanding for months".

Meanwhile, on the same day, US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican who raised the issue of the potential impeachment of the US president in his interview with The Hill newspaper.

November 6, 2016: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.

January 6, 2017: Comey is among a group of four top US intelligence officials who brief the president-elect on their conclusions that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election on his behalf.

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Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia".

Polis isn't the only one calling for an independent investigation. Chaffetz was among Republican members of Congress who were critical of Clinton's handling of the deaths of four Americans during a 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, Comey says that to charge Clinton would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting". "Why is he not doing the same here?" he asked. They've ignored all of Trump's corruption so far, what's a few more broken laws when a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich are at stake?

A senator wounded in combat says she's concerned that President Donald Trump's "unpredictable behavior and rhetoric" is undercutting the Pentagon's ability to combat the threat Russian Federation poses to the USA and its allies. "Instead, he appears to have minimized any oversight whatsoever", Cummings said.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee appropriately requested the memo Comey allegedly wrote, Ryan said. "We can't deal with speculation and innuendo and there is clearly a lot of politics being played". When that ended, Trump asked everyone to leave except Comey, and he eventually turned the conversation to Flynn.

A look at key moments in Comey's tenure, the lead-up to Trump's decision to fire him and developments since then.

The development comes as the Trump administration faces questions over why and how the president fired Comey last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.

House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming out of the White House.

"Congress needs more information, including access to the memos from Director Comey and any recordings or transcripts from the White House".

Shortly after the meeting, Comey wrote the memo that is the subject of Chaffetz's subpoena. "Everybody's very optimistic, matter of fact the speaker was just talking about how since the passage of the health care bill that we passed things are actually looking more optimistic in some of these special races".