Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

The revelation has fueled claims that Trump might have obstructed justice, which in the past has been treated as an impeachable offense. All of its users are registered USA voters.

Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, warned guests at a Tuesday dinner that Trump's missteps were "reaching Watergate size and scale", referring to the 1970s scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.

The Senate Intelligence Committee also asked for the Comey memos, and asked Comey to come testify in both public and private hearings, after he'd declined their earlier request for him to testify only in private. We have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House.

There are multiple obstruction of justice statutes on the books.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the president allegedly said.

Republicans are beginning to grapple with the prospect that Donald Trump could be impeached, following reports that the president asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Longtime Washington defense lawyer Robert Luskin agreed. But Article II, Section I, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution states: "The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States or any of them".

President Richard Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974, after three articles of impeachment were drafted charging him with obstruction of justice, abuse of power and contempt of Congress. "The act is the obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President's campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election". He said in a later interview that any talk of impeachment would be premature. "Any one of these facts in isolation may be problematic, but may not be sufficient. I think the president deserves a chance".

Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline.

As the White House fought to shake off the latest Russia-linked controversy, Putin caused a stir by saying Moscow could provide a "recording" of Trump's meeting with his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"We can not allow this to go unchecked", Green said Wednesday.

Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation. That's when Comey later wrote the president had asked him to ease off Flynn. Comey shared his notes from the conversation with aides, who in turn described the notes to reporters. "He was concerned", said the associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", it said. But Ross argues it also applies to a president with an "incapacity to really govern" of the sort demonstrated by Trump. "I do (have confidence in Trump)", he told reporters at a news conference.

"It's falling out of the trees, the evidence", Zeidenberg said. Comey declined, instead telling the president he would always be "honest".

Two Comey associates told NPR the former Federal Bureau of Investigation leader is confident in his assessments and willing to tell lawmakers and the public why he conducted himself the way he did. For god's sake, they wanted him impeached even before he was the Republican nominee. Framing political crises as law enforcement matters "has the effect at the end of the day of leaving people with less respect for the legal process than before".

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