Rep. Justin Amash: If Comey memos are true, Trump could be impeached

Alvin Kelly
May 18, 2017

After White House officials denied that the president had shared classified data inappropriately, Trump tweeted that he has "the absolute right" to share information with the Russians.

Revelations that Trump reportedly disclosed highly sensitive information to top Russian officials in a meeting last week have raised questions among some allied intelligence agencies about the security of details they share with their USA counterparts.

Ushakov said "any contacts" with the US president are "important" but he would not reply to the question whether the classified information that Trump reportedly shared with Lavrov and Kislyak was valuable for Russian Federation. Other outlets, including The Associated Press, later confirmed that report.

In his written statement, Ryan says the House investigation will continue.

Former defense secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that the fallout of breaching the trust of key allies by disclosing information could be significant. "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts terrorism and airline flight safety".

It reported that an official with knowledge of the meeting described Trump as saying: "I get great intel".

President Trump met with Russian officials last week in the midst of skeptics concerning the period at which he fired FBI Director James Comey.

Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump.

The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.

The Justice Department late Wednesday named the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to head the probe into charges that Donald Trump's presidential campaign worked with the Russians to influence the election. "You get intelligence because we deploy spies, because we deploy people who are willing to put their lives on the line and because we work with other intelligence agencies around the world that help provide that kind of information", he said. He took the recommendation seriously.

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The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice".

Two: "He had made a recommendation". And the administration is still reeling from Trump's abrupt firing of Comey.

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has about communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, NBC News reported. That assertion was untrue, something the White House blamed on Flynn when it fired him a month later. They asked him to testify on the "circumstances of your termination" and his interactions with President Donald Trump's administration about the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation. The White House disputed the account.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway raised eyebrows when she seemed to invent a terrorist attack in Kentucky as she justified the necessity of Trump's controversial travel ban executive order.

One: "President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre", Conway said February 3 on MSNBC. Rosenstein said the appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".

"There was a call yesterday between the president and prime minister for about 20 minutes", the spokesman said.

Spicer made his debut at the podium January 21 by reading a five-minute statement about the size of Trump's inauguration crowd a day earlier.

"We're not on anybody's side, ever", he said in a March speech. Explaining why white areas were viewable through the crowds, Spicer added: "This was the first time in our nation's history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall".

Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the committee, and Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., flank a large photograph held up that shows and compares Inauguration crowd sizes in 2009 and 2017 as Merkley questions Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Mulvaney's confirmation hearing before the committee.

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