"He's saying, 'Well, the President has made clear that, ' or, 'The President believes that, ' - that means Spicer does not want these words to reflect on him". It described the president's request the Comey end an investigation into former national security director Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation and Turkey. The revelation that Trump shared sensitive intelligence with Russian Federation raises the possibility that the information could lead to it leaked onward to Iran.
Schiff, though, remained critical of the White House. "Our job is to get the facts and be sober about doing that", he said.
"President Trump has committed an act for which he should be charged by the U.S. House of Representatives".
President Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered the Coast Guard Academy commencement address.
The top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify in both open and closed hearings regarding the investigation he was heading. And no USA president has ever been impeached and removed from office.
In a week when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they have.
If Trump does have taped conversations with Comey, they may well end up as part of an investigation into whether he fired Comey because he wouldn't end the Russia-related investigations. "Their names have to be put forward, in front of the Senate, let the Democrats play their games, we'll have them in place in a couple of months, maybe a few months", he said. "And the longer you make a delay, the longer it's going to last". Don't give in, don't back down.
The New York Times report said Israeli officials refused to confirm that Israel was the source of the information.
Chaffetz, who has been criticized by committee Democrats for not taking an aggressive investigative stance toward the Trump administration, wrote the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday seeking copies of 'any and all documentation the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey kept of his communications with President Donald Trump'.
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz confirmed he will subpoena the Comey memo if necessary Tuesday.
"We are seeing in the United States a developing political schizophrenia", Putin said.
In a conference call with Iowa reporters on Wednesday, Grassley said he plans to exercise the committee's oversight responsibilities.
The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The White House issued a furious denial after Comey's notes detailing Trump's request.
Before Comey was sacked, the ex-FBI director reportedly asked Rosenstein for more resources with which to conduct the Russian Federation investigation.
The comments seem to reflect the Trump administration's leanings toward authoritarianism. The new reports add urgency to calls for greater action, they say.