Sen. Kaine: 'We Need to Hear From The President'

She detailed her concerns in a letter sent Wednesday to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) gave a similar answer, saying that he "strongly" supports the senate intelligence committee's efforts to get Comey to testify and seek any further relevant Comey memos from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Within the White House, the previous two weeks were planned to be quiet, in preparation for the trip. The White House denies the account. Comey also should testify publicly.

"That means, before rushing to judgement, we get all the information", he said. There may be a day when it's no longer politically feasible for Republicans to stick with Trump, but it has not arrived, even though some Republicans are warning that their agenda will stall if the White House doesn't put some of the questions behind it.

"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", the White House statement said.

The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

November 13, 2016: In a CBS "60 Minutes" broadcast after the election, Trump says he hasn't decided whether to keep Comey.

His advice to the president: "Stay disciplined, stay focused and deliver on the world stage". While the Judiciary Committee has been conducting its own investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, it hasn't been as high-profile as the Senate Intelligence Committee's inquiry. Hours after Ryan's announcement, the committee's chairman, Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, tweeted that he has already scheduled a public hearing for next week into the matter and will ask Comey to testify.

That common stance began to shift late Tuesday after media reports surfaced that former FBI director James Comey had written memos alleging President Donald Trump pressured him to halt an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.

The recent firing of former FBI Director James Comey set off a flurry of commentary comparing President Donald Trump to another hard-nosed Republican president - Richard Nixon.

Responding to a question, Amash said Wednesday that could be grounds, "if the allegations are true". Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, Comey says that to charge Clinton would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting".

Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to raise the specter of impeachment. Having finally obtained control of the House, Senate and the White House, Republicans have ambitious goals for rewriting the nation's health care law and tax code.

According to the New York Times, Mr Comey wrote in a memo that the President told him: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". McCabe has replaced Comey, who was sacked last week by Trump. Central to them is the idea of intent or bad objective, or what Trump may have been thinking when he allegedly told Comey in February that "I hope you can let this go".

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) didn't mention an independent commission or prosecutor. The leaders of both committees have said they are prepared to subpoena those materials if necessary. It is part of a paper trail Comey created documenting what he believed to be improper efforts to influence the investigation.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo".

The impeachment of the United States president would deal a heavy blow to American political institutions, the Russian political analyst believes. Clinton said her campaign was on track to win the election until Comey sent the letter to Congress on October 28.

Asked on his way out of the news conference whether he still retained confidence in Trump, Ryan replied: "I do". The Wisconsin Republican says Congress will want to know if Trump asked Comey to end the probe, "why didn't he take action at the time".

If Republicans pull off victories in upcoming special House elections in Georgia, Montana and SC, they'll likely be even more encouraged to stay the course with Trump. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former USA attorney.

"After we hear from director Comey, we need to hear from the president as well, so we can decide who's telling the truth and who isn't", said Kaine.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin said he was willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Mr Trump and senior Russian officials.

The committee's new emphasis comes as Chaffetz's political profile may be waning.

Putin joked that that he would reprimand Lavrov because "he hasn't shared those secrets with us".

Ushakov said "any contacts" with the USA president are "important" but he would not reply to the question whether the classified information that Trump reportedly shared with Lavrov and Kislyak was valuable for Russian Federation.

  • Jon Douglas