Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Top US Democrats Request Probe of Trump Team

Top US Democrats Request Probe of Trump Team

"They have the power to go after every executive agency - and it's basically unlimited", said former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who was the top Republican on the Oversight Committee when Democrats wielded that power against George W. Bush during his final two years in the White House.

For reference, the letter compares the Oversight Committee's response to Trump's termination of Comey - which POTUS and his deputy press secretary have admitted was motivated by a desire to stop the FBI's investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation - to the committee's conduct regarding its investigation into Hillary Clinton.

Cummings' comments came a day after the Republican chairman of the oversight committee, Rep.

But in his own press conference Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he still has confidence in the president and warned against "rushing to judgment".

Chaffetz also threatened to use his "subpoena pen" to acquire the memo in question.

"We can't deal with speculation and innuendo, and there's clearly a lot of politics being played", Ryan said Wednesday.

The letter was issued a week after James Comey was sacked from his position as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director and amid U.S. media reports saying that Trump allegedly gave him orders to stop particular investigations, stressed that it was "unacceptable to continue ignoring these scandals".

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President Donald Trump may be "unfocused" and obstructionist, but that doesn't leave the public helpless, a California congressman said in an interview Wednesday. "The ministration has failed since this attack occurred to show they're willing to conduct an independent investigation", Swalwell said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at US politicians whipping up what he described as "anti-Russian sentiment" for being either "stupid" or "dangerous".

Putin dismissed the US politicians, whom he did not identify, as either being "stupid" or "dangerous and unscrupulous" who are wittingly "causing the damage to their own country". "The American people deserve answers".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as "political schizophrenia". The news conference shouldn't be especially long, but there's plenty to discuss. Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S. Congress, if the White House approved.

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

"Now is the time to gather all the pertinent information", he said, describing his message to House Republicans during their weekly meeting.

But for most Republicans, facing down a gantlet of reporters outside their weekly morning strategy meeting was just the latest challenge in an exhausting news cycle. According to the constitution, the president has the right to declassify information if it is in the nation's best interests.

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