Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

The House Oversight Committee is inviting Comey to testify

If a new report about President Donald Trump passing words of reassurance to former national security adviser Michael Flynn is accurate, it could have serious implications in terms of the president's firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

A separate letter, addressed to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought notes or memos written by Comey about conversations he had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials related to the Russian Federation investigation.

"It describes a criminal offense for someone to interfere with an ongoing proceeding with a corrupt goal", said the South Boston Democrat.

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The letter specifically requests any "recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, and memoranda" related to conversations between Comey and Trump.

In another development on Wednesday, Democratic Representative Al Green called for Trump's impeachment. "The president must be impeached", said Green who is the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the president.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz is all set to schedule a hearing inviting former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before his committee - if the Utah Republican can just find his phone number.

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With the news of the Comey memo, Democrats have increased their talks about impeaching Trump.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the New York Times reported Trump said, citing the Comey memo. White House observers have also said Trump's shifty maneuvers with the media demotivated establishment Republicans from defending him.

The White House denied Comey's version of what happened, saying that "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation, including any investigation involving Gen. Flynn".

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The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Flynn is one of the subjects of the FBI investigation.

In 2015, when Trump began his presidential run, Flynn was paid more than $30,000 to attend Moscow events, including one where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the Kremlin-controlled RT television network.

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