Senate investigators want to know what Comey does about Trump

Angie Massey
May 19, 2017

The president also released a statement on the matter via the White House shortly after Rosenstein's selection had been announced.

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, tweeted last night that the memo should be made public. But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly".

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar responded, "This is a truth hunt".

In 1868, Andrew Johnson was impeached after violating the Tenure of Office Act - and acquitted.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

"If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation as it relates to Lt. Gen. Flynn", Chaffetz wrote.

Warner would not say if Comey accepted the invitation.

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Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Rosenstein, who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. He can maintain the same investigators in place, or request new or additional staff including from outside the department.

Vox's Matt Yglesias wrote Tuesday night about the signs that the Republican wall around Trump and Russian Federation was showing signs of cracking. Sen.

If Donald Trump did indeed ask James Comey to "let" the Flynn investigation "go", that would be a clear case of obstruction of justice. Later on Wednesday, in response to mounting pressure, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel for the Russian Federation probe. He was sacked as national security adviser in February after it emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations with the Russian ambassador to Washington in December.

"This is not a time to rush to conclusions without the full facts, and that's why the House Oversight committee has requested the memo in question", Bond said.

Spokespeople for Republican U.S. Sen.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied interfering in the USA election.

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday if President Donald Trump told the Federal Bureau of Investigation to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, then it would amount to obstruction of justice.

Trump often speaks in hyperbolic language, however, which means he may not have necessarily expected Comey to ever imprison members of the press, despite what sounds like a rather frightening suggestion.

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