Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony

Danny Woods
May 20, 2017

Ryan told reporters and members of his conference that he wanted to have the facts before judging the memo.

"Our job is to get the facts", he said.

The US President is said to have "spontaneously" told Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak top secret information about Isis at a meeting in the White House last week, according to The Washington Post.

"If the USA administration finds it necessary, we are ready to provide the record of the conversation between Trump and Lavrov to the Senate and Congress". Lawmakers of both parties are demanding that Comey testify before them in public, though the time and place haven't been determined. "They're going to pay a big price for leaking", Trump told members of the U.S. House of Representatives in February. "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president", Ryan said.

The President also suggested that the investigation now being headed by Mr. Mueller was motivated by an attempt by Democrats to explain away "having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way".

A report by News Max is stating that Representative Justin Amash, republican from MI, says Trump should be impeached if it is discovered that he tampered with the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn by asking James Comey to stop the investigation.

Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported in January that United States intelligence agents had warned Israel's officials against sharing sensitive information with Mr Trump's administration. Congressional investigators are seeking Comey's memos, as well as documents from the Justice Department related to the firing. "It also means more questions about the administration's ability to garner enough Republican, let alone bipartisan support, for the policy pledges for which investors are growing increasingly impatient".

We may be hearing publicly from recently fired FBI Director James Comey sooner rather than later.

The White House on Tuesday said the report was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". The memo was shared with senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials and close associates of Comey, and read to Times reporters.

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A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offence that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

Israeli intelligence agents were concerned that information given to Russian Federation could be passed on to Iran, it reported.

Under current USA law, the president has the power to declassify information as he or she sees fit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Mueller's appointment "confirms that the investigation into Russian intervention into our election will continue, as stated last week by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe".

Asked how Republicans will still get their work done, Conaway said, "Well, you get up every morning, put your shoes on and go to work".

If Vladimir Putin sticks to his word and releases his copy of the transcript from the meeting, pressure could mount that forces the Trump administration to release their copy of the same meeting. Schiff said impeachment is "not something to be lightly entertained".

So far, no evidence of collusion has been presented, but the question has consumed the first four months of Trump's presidency and spurred multiple crises that have left the White House shell-shocked.

Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT, a member of the Judiciary Committee, called the memo as reported "powerful evidence of obstruction of justice".

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