Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to See Comey Memos

Frederick Owens
May 20, 2017

Trump admin renews Iran sanctions relief McCain: Talk of impeaching Trump not "rational" Restive Dems amplify calls for impeachment MORE (D-Texas), who joined the impeachment push earlier in the week, took to the House floor to trumpet that call, characterizing his decision as a "position of conscience". And this is where I stand.

It's unclear how many Democrats agree with Waters and Green - one Democrat put the number at around 10.

"I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authorities and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter", Rosenstein said in a statement.

With that in mind, Rep.

"I think that we ought to keep our focus on finding out the facts", said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, at a morning news conference meant to tout the Democrats' campaign to form an independent commission on the Federal Bureau of Investigation scandal.

"We ought to keep our focus on finding out the facts in the first instance".

Reporter Greg Miller broke the Washington Post story, and told Morning Report the scandals raised more questions about Mr Trump's fitness for office.

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"It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means".

"The requests follow news reports that Comey authored internal memos following meetings and conversations with President Trump in order to document what he perceived to be improper behavior by the President with respect to ongoing investigations at the FBI", said the committee. Then, speaking to NBC's Lester Holt, Trump said that right before he fired Comey, he thought of how the Russian Federation investigation was fake news - basically confirming our worst fears and making his entire staff look like fools.

Pelosi, who led her party to control of the House from 2007 to 2011, had heard the impeachment drumbeat before.

President Donald Trump lashed out again Thursday at the ongoing inquiries into his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, counteracting an earlier, more measured response from the White House. In 2006, Pelosi repeatedly said that impeachment was "off the table", and in the end, all activists got from the campaign was a day-long hearing during which one witness suggested that rather than face impeachment, Bush should be tried for murder.

"I have not done that, but I will do that if it is not done by others", Green told The Hill. Then, the trial is held in the Senate, and actually removing him would be even tougher ― you'd need at least 67 votes, meaning every Democrat and at least 15 Republicans must be on board.

Republicans, though, rejected an effort by California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, to force consideration of an independent commission.

Sen. Angus King, an Independent from Maine, when asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if we were now getting closer to impeachment, said, "Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes, simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense". First, you absolutely need to support Democratic candidates at the national level over the next year and a half, because everything rides on the midterm elections in 2018. Forget that whole subpoena power thing-when a media outlet reports something that hadn't been previously uncovered, it's apparently up to them to obtain the documentation and get it out there for public review.

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