“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 it’s also important that we hear direct testimony from him that would describe the context, the tone of voice the president used and the actual words that was said”. “It is indisputable that he fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director”. It is indisputable that he said he considered the investigation that was taking place – of the president – when he fired him.
By shouting for impeachment, many Democrats fear they might politicize the investigation in such a way that the Republicans refuse to cooperate.
Mueller will have the ability to hire a staff and request a budget from the Department of Justice. As of earlier Wednesday, neither party’s leaders wanted to talk about impeachment. “The appointment of former FBI director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence”, senator Richard Burr said, and Mark Warner, chairman and ranking member of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) spoke out at a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday morning, underscoring the urgency of removing Trump, whom the Democrats increasingly see as a national security liability.
Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey in February to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to media reports.
Basically, this is all a long way of saying that if you really want to advance the march towards impeachment, there are a few ways for you to help the cause.
The day after firing Comey, Trump met with both Henry Kissinger and a Russian delegation.
For that, Pelosi was flayed on Twitter by left-wing accounts.
House speaker Paul Ryan said his priority has been to ensure thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they may lead.
Amash now joins a growing chorus of Democrats calling for impeachment. “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly”.
USA media have reported that during his May 10 meeting with Lavrov, Trump disclosed highly classified information received from a us ally – reportedly Israel – about a planned operation by the extremist group Islamic State. The 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton, which led to a failed removal vote in the Senate, left Democrats with bitter memories. Throughout George W. Bush’s presidency, activists called for his impeachment.
“People have been drawing comparisons to Watergate for some time now – and I think it’s in part because of the role that the American press is playing in trying to get at secrets and understanding what’s happening behind this administration – but I don’t think it’s that far off”.
It also can’t hurt to contact vulnerable Republican members of Congress and let them know how you feel ― the better Hillary Clinton did in their districts in 2017, the more effective your call will be. “But sadly it’s not just the fake news”.
He also posted a video clip of his appearance with the president of Turkey, who has imposed an authoritarian crackdown on his people.