'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence

That came hours after The New York Times reported on a memo authored by Comey that said Trump asked the then-FBI director end his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

House Republicans have mixed reactions to the surprise announcement that the Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016.

"But we're a long way away from anything like that", Mr. Kasich, a strong critic of the President, said, of impeachment.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., says he too wants more details, but he also notes that Trump's standing with South Carolina Republicans has "actually grown". "But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information".

A US Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in America's elections and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign team Wednesday requested that sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testify before its members, while the Senate Judiciary Committee asked to receive any memos Comey may have written about conversations with Trump. "So there are a lot of unanswered questions".

Chaffetz, in his role as committee chairman, on Tuesday requested any "memoranda, notes, summaries and records referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the president". Speaker Paul Ryan supported the demand through a spokesperson.

Armed Services Chairman John McCain issued a statement calling the reports "deeply disturbing" and said they could impede allies' willingness to share intelligence with the U.S.in future.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the memo. "The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there's a new aspect". His comments were reported by The Daily Beast. The memo's release comes on the heels of Trump's decision to fire Comey last Tuesday. Several came to his defense and sought to close ranks.

The goal of a closed session is likely so Mr Comey may share classified information regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign team as well as Russia's possible interference into the 2016 United States election. "But I still need to speak with him...evidently has a new #", Chaffetz tweeted.

An increasing number of Republicans say an outside probe of Trump and Russian Federation is needed. However, Amash has been a consistent critic of Trump, as well as an opponent of House Republican leadership and his views are not widely representative.

"If the US administration finds it possible, we are ready to provide a recording of the conversation between Mr Lavrov and Mr Trump to the US Congress and Senate", Mr Putin said. And the best way to get to the bottom of it is for him to testify ...

"I don't want to read a memo". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The committee's top Republicans and Democrats asked for all memos created by Comey related to his interactions with not only Trump, but also past presidents and Justice department officials. This begs the question, how would they know if a piece of information was classified or not and would they admit it if they learned classified information.

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