19 May, 2017
Sen. John McCain invoked Watergate in describing the escalating controversy surrounding alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "Americans deserve the opportunity to learn the truth", Knight said.
Trump faces fierce criticism over his sharing of sensitive national security information with Russian officials and his firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.
A growing number of House Republicans are breaking with President Donald Trump and calling for an independent investigation into the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
In a reported memo, Comey allegedly says Trump asked him to let the probe into Flynn go.
Appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference is a good start, but Americans deserve an independent commission, outside of Congress, to objectively examine the nature of Trump's freaky relationship with Russia. Trump fired Comey May 9. The president's anger contrasted with a more measured written statement released by the White House on Wednesday evening, when Trump declared that a thorough investigation would find "no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".
Donald Trump embarks on his first trip overseas as president today amid growing controversy at home over his firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey and the special counsel probe of Russian interference and potential connections to Trump aides.
Donald Trump and his team are in serious trouble now, thanks to relentless pressure from Democrats.
USA stocks recovered ground on Thursday as upbeat economic data emboldened investors to return to the market, a day after Wall Street saw the biggest selloff in eight months on worries the political turmoil could undermine Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favouring economic growth.
The resistance has demanded an independent investigation into Trump and Russian Federation, and has been unrelenting in doing so. The White House has refused to comment on whether such recordings were made.
John Feehery, a Republican consultant and former congressional spokesman, said most of Trump's voters probably won't care.
Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer.
"I think Joe Lieberman is a pillar of credibility". "I don't think I know of any member I've talked to publicly or privately - Democrat or Republican - that doesn't think that Jim Comey deserves a chance to tell his side of the story".
"And he said that ever since, the President had been trying to be chummy in a fashion that Comey felt was created to absorb him into Trump's world - to make him part of the team".
"I think the shot to the body is it's now considered a criminal investigation, and Congress' ability to conduct investigations into all things Russian Federation has been severely limited", Sen. It cited two people briefed on the call. "I have complete confidence that the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Richard Burr, will each do thorough investigations and report the facts to the American people".
In his view, this effort began immediately after the election, when President Barack Obama, who had fired Mr. Flynn as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told Mr. Trump that he would have profound concerns about Mr. Flynn's becoming a top national security aide.