Rep. Justin Amash Becomes The First House Republican To Suggest Impeaching Trump

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

Speaker Paul Ryan warned on Wednesday against jumping to conclusions following revelations a day earlier that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as detailed in a memo written by Comey.

Citing unnamed sources, The Washington Post reported that Trump had shared highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat. Lawmakers of both parties are demanding that Comey testify before them in public, though the time and place haven't been determined.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the White House into turmoil.

The White House has denied the account of the conversation.

"And I'm sure we're going to go on to hear from Mr. Comey about why, if this happened as he allegedly describes, why didn't he take action at the time?". On Tuesday night, Fox News host Bret Baier told viewers that while they were trying to get someone from the administration (or even outside the administration) to go on camera to comment on the Comey memo, they couldn't find any. But most Republicans have said the current Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and investigations in the Republican-led Congress are sufficient.

"It's not like we were in on the meeting", the official said.

Ryan said he's most concerned about Republicans doing what they were elected to do, which is to solve peoples's problems. "Move on to tax reform".

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"I think we're in impeachment territory". Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services.

Meanwhile, House Democrats called for a "fully independent" commission to investigate Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation, arguing their Republican counterparts have not been proactive in investigating the allegations. If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the President attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation as it relates to Lt. Gen. Flynn. "If he's got a charge to make, he needs to make it".

"Unfortunately the administration has given such conflicting information, the president's own tweets at times seem to contradict the statements made by staff", she said.

The two did not take any further questions from the media, and American reporters were not invited to sit in on Trump's meeting with Russian officials Friday.

Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster denied the president caused any security lapses while Trump himself insisted he had the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining... to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation.

Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed.

The speaker has also been a champion of only conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the US election through the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, even as there are clear questions about the impartiality of members on those panels. If Republicans continue to protect Trump, they will go down with the President. Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, said Trump is still positioned to bring needed change to Washington.

"I think that obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Nixon that brought him down", Gergen responded. "That is what Congress does in conducting oversight of the executive branch", he said.

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