Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Watch Rep. Al Green's Impassioned Plea for Trump's Impeachment

Watch Rep. Al Green's Impassioned Plea for Trump's Impeachment

President Donald Trump asked the former FBI director, James Comey, to let former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn off the hook in an investigation into his Russian contacts, reports quoting a memo prepared by Mr. Comey said, pushing the 45th presidency into a potentially tenure-threatening crisis.

The New York Times reported that Mr Trump had, during one of their conversations, asked Mr Comey to "let it go" when it came to the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. As a Senate candidate previous year, Rubio said he'd be a "check and balance on the excesses of the president", but for now, he's urged patience until more details to come to light. "The president is not above the law", Green said in his address to Congress.

The Congressman said that his call for impeachment is a position of conscience for him and asked the American people to speak up.

Mark Warner, as well as asking Comey to testify.

Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to raise the specter of impeachment.

The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice.

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Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote on Twitter that "the American people deserve to know the truth". Democrats were far less sparing in their criticism and repeated demands for a special prosecutor.

Another New York Times report revealed that the U.S. ally from whom the information Mr Trump shared originated was Israel. Speaker Paul Ryan supported the demand through a spokesperson.

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

Ryan said the New York Times report based on a memo from James Comey "needs close examination" as it left unanswered questions. "We need to get to the bottom of it and on the broader question people have asked about where does this all lead, I think the we ought to keep our focus on finding out the facts in the first instance and no one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office".

Thus far, the White House and Mr Trump's Twitter account have continued to take the stance that Mr Trump did not share any classified information. "And the acting director just said the other day that no one has tried to impede that investigation", he told reporters at a news conference.

The bombshell Comey news came as the beleaguered administration was still struggling mightily to explain Monday's revelation that the president had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador to the United States. "The President must be impeached", Green said.

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