Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

Posted May 18, 2017

"The only way out [solution] is a special prosecutor".

Did deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein see it before writing his own memo that led to Comey's ouster?

Kinzinger went on to say, "I'm not sure it's the best venue, but I think it is time that we do whatever is necessary so that when this is over, we give the American people the confidence that justice - either way it goes - has been served".

Under Chaffetz, the Oversight Committee has gone after Republican and Democratic pet issues alike, including allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaked classified information through her private email server.

Donald Trump has claimed that "no politician in history" has been "treated worse or more unfairly" than he has. That urgency was underscored by what had happened just the day before, when Trump suddenly sacked FBI Director James Comey for refusing to pledge that the FBI wouldn't target Trump himself in its recently accelerated investigation into apparent collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The FBI, which is investigating Russian interference into last year's presidential election, declined to comment on the story.

House Speaker Paul Ryan noted Wednesday three Congressional investigations, and he downplayed the need for another.

Comey reportedly wrote a memo about a conversation he had with Trump in February in which the president asked Comey to end an investigation into the actions of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". Mark Warner, as well as asking Comey to testify.

Trump removed Comey in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian interference in the the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia. But whether that's the tip of a grossly unconstitutional iceberg or just the strangest bunch of coincidences ever, we need to get to the bottom of the money pit through investigations beyond the reach of Trump's machinations.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately - especially by the media".

A senator wounded in combat says she's concerned that President Donald Trump's "unpredictable behavior and rhetoric" is undercutting the Pentagon's ability to combat the threat Russian Federation poses to the US and its allies.

In the face of unfairness, "you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight".

That means starting now to trim President Trump's power to do irreparable harm to the nation and, ultimately, the world. He offered to furnish a "record" of the Trump-diplomats meeting in the Oval Office if the White House desired it. Says he trusts Comey more than Trump.

The requests to the Federal Bureau of Investigation went out as 33 congressional Democrats sent their own message to Chaffetz and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

It's an effort he'll continue Wednesday when he, alongside Rep. Kevin Brady, will talk about tax reform, another big agenda item for House Republicans following the their passage of the health care bill earlier this month.

What exactly is obstruction of justice?

Going along to get along not being in his nature (he pushed back against Bush's torture memos according to last night's Rachel Maddow report), Comey realized he would never be allowed to finish his investigation etc. etc.

A spokesman for Coffman clarified on Wednesday, "Congressman Coffman has called for an independent investigation, has said Congress needs the memos, and believes Comey should testify".

"If such a scenario takes shape, a significant part of the [Republican] party members may endorse the impeachment of the United States president", Garbuzov remarked, referring to deep divisions within the Republican Party.

He recalled that former US President Richard Nixon, who was subjected to the impeachment procedure, wasn't actually impeached but resigned from office on August 9, 1974.