Senate Russia investigators ask Comey to testify, seek documents

Cesar Mills
May 20, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee has formally asked former FBI Director James Comey to turn over any and all memos pertaining to his conversations with Donald Trump.

Comey wrote a memo after one February meeting at the White House stating that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. A bombshell story out the New York Times on Tuesday even leveled the allegation that Trump suggested to former FBI Director James Comey that the lawman "consider putting reporters in prison". As a Senate candidate a year ago, Rubio said he'd be a "check and balance on the excesses of the president", but for now, he's urged patience until more details to come to light.

The White House said the President did not ask the FBI to end the investigation against Mr. Flynn.

The Congressman said that his call for impeachment is a position of conscience for him and asked the American people to speak up.

Asked whom he trusts if it's Comey's word against the president's word, Amash said, "I think it's pretty clear that I have more confidence in Director Comey".

Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to raise the specter of impeachment.

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"This is very new for me to say it, I've been saying let's let the House and Senate committees work their will", he said on MSNBC Wednesday. "That means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information", Ryan said.

"I'm a lapsed lawyer, I cannot tell you if it meets all the legal definitions but I can tell you from a lay point of view it looks like he was trying to impede the investigation", Gergen said.

"We need the facts", Ryan told reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Ryan raised questions about Comey's account of that meeting. "It is obvious that there are some people out there that want to hurt the president".

Ryan supported the White House.

The bombshell Comey news came as the beleaguered administration was still struggling mightily to explain Monday's revelation that the president had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador to the United States. A section of opinion makers argues that the President's behaviour constitutes obstruction of justice and he must be impeached.

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