"The president must be impeached", said Green who is the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the president.
"We continue to work with the United States and continue to share intelligence with the United States as we do with others around the world because we are all working together to deal with the threats that we face".
Trump, whose administration has been dogged by allegations that Russia helped him win the White House and that he and his allies are too cozy with Moscow, has defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians after media reports of the meeting alarmed some USA and foreign politicians.
Also on Tuesday, a new poll showed that 48 percent of USA voters said they would support Trump's impeachment, while only 41 percent would oppose such charges.
They included media reports that Trump discussed sensitive intelligence on Islamic State with Russia's foreign minister.
He finally fired Comey last week, in a move legal experts say could become the basis for an obstruction of justice investigation against the beleaguered American president.
FBI Director James Comey during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 20, 2017.
The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.
But McConnell acknowledged that "it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".
The FBI director reports to the President and it is the President's decision to delegate authority on investigations.
Hoeven previously said the timing of Comey's firing was questionable.
U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio was unimpressed with Putin's offer and alluded to alleged Russian hacking of Democratic groups during the U.S. presidential election. The existence of the memo was later corroborated by other sources to other outlets.
Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are taking a wider view than their congressional counterparts. "I don't know that you could say the same about the president".
"The Obama administration, the Bush administration: they would leak but they actually sought to impose great discipline on messaging and to contain the internal deliberations and speak with one voice - but this White House speaks with a million voices". And since the people who are in office in the Republican Party are elected by people who listen nearly exclusively to the self-contained conservative media they have much less incentive to actually do something because they fear they will be punished by their constituents if they were to betray or abandon the president of the United States.
The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president, most damagingly the suggestion he may have obstructed justice by asking his Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop a probe into one of his top advisors.