Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Donald Trump is in 'impeachment territory,' former Nixon adviser says

"We have learned, if the reporting is accurate, that the president is willing to directly interfere with an active investigation", Schumer said.

The White House denied the report, saying it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey".

A third of the communications, according to the report, were calls between Trump advisers, including Flynn, and Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said in an interview today on CNN's "New Day". "It was very bad of him".

Top officials and the president said this sharing was within his legal rights as the nation's ultimate declassifier of state secrets, that the president was seeking Russian aid in combatting terrorism and that he did not speak of sources or methods for obtaining the intelligence.

US Republican Senator Marco Rubio was unimpressed with Putin's offer and alluded to alleged Russian hacking of Democratic groups during the US presidential election.

For now, that's a question left up for debate-much to Putin's pleasure, it seems. "And if it comes in an email, I wouldn't click on the attachment".

Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel
In the job, Mueller will have all the same powers as a USA attorney, though he will still ultimately report to Rosenstein. Putin offered to furnish a "record" of the Trump-diplomats meeting in the Oval Office if the White House desired it.

The letter came after the Senate Intelligence Committee made a similar request for Comey's memos.

"I have not talked to another person in Congress", he said. Do you think they need to tone it down? "It's credibility would be less than zero". Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory over Clinton.

The statement also said the panel had asked Andrew McCabe, the acting FBI director, to send any notes or other memos prepared by Comey about communications he may have had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials in relation to the investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 election.

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

"They either don't understand that they are harming their country - which makes them just dumb - or they understand, which makes them unsafe and dirty", Putin said.

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity", the statement said, according to CNBC. "Depending on the facts - we should do a thorough investigation - if those elements are met, and it certainly looks like it's very close to the line, yeah, this would be an impeachable offense".

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