"If the evidence bears out that there was obstruction of justice I think that you likely will see Congress go down the road of impeachment", said Rep. Castro to MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Monday night.
Even if this didn't lead to a criminal conviction, such a request could add to the basis for impeachment for obstruction of justice.
At their news conference, Ryan and other House Republican leaders talked about National Police Week and their plans to overhaul the US tax code before reporters raised questions about the Trump controversies.
The greenback fell against other major currencies in the aftermath of allegations that Trump in February asked James Comey to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The White House is denying the account. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented how the "drama" from the report would slow down the Republican conference's packed legislative agenda, and House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated calls for a thorough investigation.
Ryan warned against a rush to judgement: "It is obvious that there are some people out there who want to harm the president".
House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff today said that Congress needs to determine whether President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's probe into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation. Politico's Jake Sherman tweeted that he's "hearing a lot of this from TV Folk" and the White House is "not providing surrogates". "If it was a polite request saying, 'Oh, you know, he's a good guy, Flynn, I wish you'd back off this thing, ' that's not an obstruction of justice", Dershowitz said. The committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes that Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Justin Amash (R., Mich.) joined Democratic lawmakers on that legislation, along with Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.
"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", he said.
David Gergen, who advised presidents Clinton, Reagan and Nixon, told CNN: "After watching the Clinton impeachment, I thought I would never see another one". "The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there's a new aspect". His comments were reported by The Daily Beast. Dean Heller. Several other Republican members of the Senate have floated the idea of an independent commission.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Mr Trump had not passed on any secrets to Lavrov during their meeting. "The President must be impeached", he said.
When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and how it affected his leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If Trump was trying to get Comey to go easy on Flynn, it's only because Flynn has damning information on him.
Al Green, of Texas, told fellow representatives in Congress: "This is where I stand". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
The House was in recess when Trump abruptly fired Comey last week.
The next day, after the Comey news, the official revised their previous statement to say, "We can't even wrap up one Russian Federation fiasco before we're on to the next one".