McCain compares Trump crises to Watergate

Carla Harmon
May 17, 2017

"Quit investigating, damn it'". Comstock is one of the more vulnerable House Republicans, facing a tough re-election campaign in a district that voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump last fall by 10 points. While McCain has always called for a thorough investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and Trump's possible ties to the Kremlin, other Republicans, who previously attempted to downplay or deflect the controversy, now seem to be signaling their unease. CNN has confirmed the details of that memo, which has raised questions about whether the President obstructed justice.

The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee says he will seek copies of any memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump.

The MSNBC mouth Matthews said Tuesday: "Clearly, we're on the trail there to impeachment", while discussing Trump's firing of the FBI's James Comey.


Why it matters: It's the biggest bombshell yet regarding Trump's flouting of presidential norms - in this case, allegedly attempting to use the power of the presidency to interfere with an ongoing FBI investigation. Let's see how real these memos are.

"And to have Lavrov in the Oval Office and be friendly with the guy whose boss". The White House denied that Trump had made that request of Comey.

During their White House meeting on February 14, Trump asked Comey to "let this go", according to notes the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director kept, the New York Times reported.


The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the White House is "in a downward spiral right now".

Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Wisconsin Republican in his first term, tweeted: "For the objective of transparency, the White House should share a transcript of the meeting with the House and Senate intelligence committees".

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