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

White House Reeling From New Bombshell Allegation

White House Reeling From New Bombshell Allegation

This is a clear case of interfering with an investigation and it should be viewed as an impeachable offense, though it won't at this point because the Republicans control the House.

"In a statement released Tuesday, the White House admitted a conversation did take place but said quote, ", the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, involving General Flynn".

Earlier that day, Ryan delivered in a speech in OH on tax reform, where he was chased by reporters asking him about the Comey story.

"I hope you can let this go", the president told Comey, as cited in the memo in the New York Times report.

The White House is reeling from yet another bombshell allegation.

Unfortunately, the White House has been anything but forthcoming about that. "He is a good guy".

The report has put a new complexion on Trump's firing of Comey, a move he later confided to NBC News was motivated by anger over the Russian Federation probe.

Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, demanded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn over all "memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings" of discussions between Trump and Comey. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation.

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The yen jumped 0.4% to ¥112.69 to the dollar in early trading in Tokyo. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.5 percent to 19,814.88 as the yen gained against the US dollar.

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King suggested that the White House, if anything, "need (s) to get tougher in cracking down on leaks" that have fueled recent damaging stories.

On Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to nudge the administration.

Arizona Republican representative Trent Franks defended Trump.

"I think we've seen this movie before", the Arizona Republican said at a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award.

"I think you'll see more soon", Curbelo said.

Nixon resigned office in 1974, engulfed by the Watergate scandal. "There are other memos". Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. A critic (albeit a strategically muted one) of President Trump prior to his winning of the 2016 presidential nomination, Ryan may - like the Senators above - start to look out for himself, and those of his colleagues in the House too, if push comes to shove.

She added: "At worst, he has obstructed justice". Dick Durbin, D-IL. Associates of Comey told ABC News Sunday that he believes that public testimony before Congress is the most appropriate setting to share details of his termination.

The tide is shifting against Trump as Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) told reporters that if the Comey memo is true, it is grounds for impeachment. Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

"Let's get to the bottom of what happened with the director".

"I guess that's the task no matter who's in the White House and who's in Congress", he said. Spicer repeated that line several times, then denied that Trump's tweet was a threat.

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