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Senate Judiciary Committee Wants FBI's Comey Memos

19 May 2017

A top Republican senator is comparing former FBI Director James Comey's memo about his conversation with President Trump to the Watergate scandal that led to President Nixon's resignation.

Chaffetz is not the only one who has reached out to Comey - the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify in both closed and open sessions on Wednesday as well - so those "networks" should be pretty easy to find.

The candidates range from former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman to the current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. "You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams". "I think the American people deserve answers". "Believe me, there's no collusion".

Asked what he would advise President Trump to do now, McCain said, "Get it all out".

"You guys are barking up the wrong tree", Sen.

Risch insisted the "real story" is leaks coming out of the administration.

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Trump's admission that he considered "this Russian Federation thing" when firing Comey, along with the reported Comey memo, point to the president impeding an on-going counterintelligence investigation. "They've committed treason and ought to go to prison".

"During the House's weeklong recess, Sanford found that the controversy surrounding Trump 'is very much hot and bright, and of great concern with regard to the public I talk to back home, ' even in his conservative district".

But other Republicans see it differently.

McCain also reflected on the major headlines that have come out of the Trump White House almost every day for more than a week. Prosecutors could also look at circumstantial evidence, such as Trump's decision to fire Flynn and Comey and the timing of those dismissals, O'Sullivan said.

In GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk's Georgia district, Trump won with 60 percent of the vote.

Trump responded by tweeting that as president, he had authority to disclose whatever he'd like.

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"Definitely, there's no question", Loudermilk said. Spicer told the gaggle that that Trump recently spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he insisted that it was about Trump's upcoming trip overseas, and not about how Trump's leaked intelligence reportedly came from the Israelis.

There's also the issue of the GOP agenda. About 10 House Republicans and four Senate Republicans have called for some sort of independent investigation. Crossing the voters who elected them is not a recipe for a GOP victory in 2018 congressional elections. Trump said he acted because Comey, who had been overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, "wasn't doing a good job" leading the agency, calling him a "showboat" and a "grandstander". "And there's a reason it's selective", said White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who once demanded that staffers turn over their cell phones so he could inspect them for unauthorized communication.

"It shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", Trump told the group.

In a short statement issued by the White House on Wednesday (May 17), Trump maintained that his campaign did not collaborate with "any foreign entity". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

The Washington Post reported this week that Trump shared highly classified information with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft.

House Republican Justin Amash of MI said that it may have been an abuse of his office.

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"No red flags were mentioned or anything else", Aderholt said.