'What the Hell!': The View Reacts to Comey's Alleged Memo About Trump

Pauline Gross
May 20, 2017

Both the Obama and Trump administrations have sought ways to work with Russian Federation in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, even while opposing Moscow's military support of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country's bloody civil war. "No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office".

Really though - just seven days ago I said that the best thing Democrats could do was to focus on local organizing and that we should pretty much forget about any chances of Trump being impeached. I've changed my mind.

But instead of discussing tax rates and structures, Ryan was faced with a series of questions about James Comey, who Trump fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, and the Russian Federation investigation.

Deputy attorney general Rod J Rosenstein said, "In my capacity as acting attorney general, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter".

The day after firing Comey, Trump met with both Henry Kissinger and a Russian delegation. The White House denied the report, saying it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey".

Warner told reporters later that he had sweeping concerns about the remarkable developments of recent days and weeks, including Trump's tweeted threats about "tapes" of him and Comey, the nature of Trump's talks with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and the classified information that Trump reportedly told Russian officials in the Oval Office after he fired Comey.

USA media have reported that during his May 10 meeting with Lavrov, Trump disclosed highly classified information received from a us ally - reportedly Israel - about a planned operation by the extremist group Islamic State.

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"He is projecting it to Donald Trump, the US Congress and the wider politial establishment there".

Yes, Democrats must continue organizing locally in every practical way.

The announcement comes at a time when at least some lawmakers want to impeach Trump over this and other scandals.

On Wednesday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), told reporters that if the details in the memo were true, it would merit impeachment.

Collins, who is seriously considering a run for governor in ME, appears to be more anxious about distancing Trump voters in her state than actually getting to the bottom of whether the pr*sident is putting our republic at risk. Democratic candidates for other offices, like IL gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker, were flashing their progressive bona fides by calling for impeachment. "That's what I support, and that's also the general consensus of our Democratic leadership", Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Wednesday.

At the same time he noted that impeachment does not mean the president will be found guilty.

Senator John McCain this week said the administration's problems were reaching levels similar to the Watergate scandal which led to Richard Nixon's resignation as president. Comey's notes, and maybe even Trump's mysterious tapes that he has alluded to, should be able to verify all of this.

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