Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

From Crisis To Crisis: Donald Trump's Struggling Presidency

"I hope you can let this go", Trump was alleged to have said to Comey, according to one of Comey's memos cited by The New York Times.

Multiple investigations are ongoing into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The source did not confirm the existence of more memos, but said it "stands to reason" that Comey made other notes about meetings with Trump.

While some Republicans were skeptical about what was essentially a report about part of a memo about a conversation, some anti-Trump Republican lawmakers pounced. Sen.

The statement said that a separate letter was sent to Comey, whom Trump sacked last week, "seeking his appearance" before the committee in both open and closed sessions. "That's very hard when you're dealing with the firing of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, a subject about which the President may have said all kinds of contrary things".

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded memos, recordings and other materials that Comey may have prepared, with a deadline of next week.

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Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge but his performance can only be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.

"I'm hopeful we can reach agreement in a bipartisan fashion on how to move forward in a professional manner", Graham said.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

The allegations swirling around President Trump - from contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign and sharing classified information with them once in office, to asking FBI Director James Comey to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn - could provide the seeds for formal charges in the future.

A combination photo shows US President Donald Trump, left, in the House of Representatives in Washington on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington on July 7, 2016.

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"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation", a USA official said on condition of anonymity. Cummings also said Comey had indicated in the past that if he were to testify before Congress, he would do so based on his own terms. "I rise today Mr. Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice".

Congressional Republicans - members of Trump's party - were also expressing concern about the latest revelations, which raise questions as to whether Trump broke the law by obstructing an investigation into potential links between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

The documentation of Trump's request is the clearest evidence that the President has tried to directly influence the justice department and FBI investigation into links between Trump's associates and Russian Federation. A timeline recently passed out to members of Congress said that because the operation would not be executed until after Trump was in office, Rice asked for Trump to sign off on it, but Flynn said to wait, and he ultimately rejected the plan, reports McClatchy's Vera Bergengruen.

Justin Amash became one of the first Republican officials to suggest that Donald Trump's recent actions - as described in former FBI Director James Comey's memo - would merit impeachment if they were true.

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