GOP senator on Comey memo: 'Republicans can't be OK with this'

NY [U.S.], May 17: The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the panel's Republican chairman has extended an invitation to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to testify publicly before the panel.

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that President Trump had asked then FBI Director James Comey to "let this go" regarding the investigation into former national security adviser General Michael Flynn.

Jason Chaffetz wrote in a tweet that Comey will be invited to a hearing scheduled for May 24. According to the story, Comey documented the conversation in memos. The FBI has been looking into Flynn for months as part of a counterintelligence investigation.

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Trump has been under scrutiny from Democrats and political pundits since he abruptly fired Comey last week. At first, White House officials claimed the decision was made on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsJustice names special counsel for Russian Federation investigation Key Republican urges criminal charges after Turkish brawl in DC Ex-Justice Dept official pulls name from consideration to replace Comey: reports MORE and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, citing Comey's handling of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump's actions are an assault on the Constitution Justice names special counsel for Russian Federation investigation Tom Steyer testing waters for Calif. gubernatorial bid MORE's use of a private email server while secretary of State.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official. "I hope you can get him past this, ' that's probably different".

Meanwhile, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Democrats to sign a discharge petition to establish an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election and whether associates of the president co-operated with that effort. At least 216 signatures are needed to bring the measure to the House floor.

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