Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

More Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

More Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied.

House Speaker Paul Ryan noted Wednesday three Congressional investigations, and he downplayed the need for another.

You knew that The View would cover yesterday's breaking news about how former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey reportedly left a paper trail alleging Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.

The remarks, delivered during a luncheon with television news anchors, including PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, came the day after Mueller was chosen to take over the investigation, which examines Russia's interference in the 2016 elections as well as possible ties to Trump's campaign.

Asked by reporters whether he thought the allegations against Trump were grounds for impeachment, Republican Representative Justin Amash said, "If the allegations are true, yes". Asked if he trusted Comey or Trump, Amash replied: "I think it's pretty clear I have confidence in Director Comey".

It would be significant if more Republicans began to talk about impeaching the president, as the party holds a majority in both chambers of Congress. But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly".

Republican Adam Kinzinger, a member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was among Republicans calling for an independent probe. He told CNN on Wednesday, "I think we are in the position now where it's time for an independent commission or a special prosecutor or whatever".

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Serving as an early-warning sign for potential damage to the party is Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who saw his South Florida congressional district vote for Hillary Clinton by 16 percentage points a year ago - the most for any GOP lawmaker seeking reelection in 2018.

An embattled Donald Trump has complained that he is the most "unfairly" treated politician in history, as calls for his impeachment gain traction in Washington.

"As far as I can recall, maybe one month or two months before the Trump administration had an official ban on laptops on airlines from seven Middle Eastern counties and it was connected directly with the terrorist threat, " Lavrov added. "Never, ever, give up".

"Things will work out just fine", he said.

"Obstruction of justice in the case of Nixon, in the case of Clinton in the late 90s, has been considered an impeachable offense", Mr Curbelo told CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday.

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri told reporters gathered outside the briefing room that Rosenstein had "acknowledged that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", despite the White House initially insisting that Trump fired Comey on Rosenstein's recommendation.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied USA claims that it meddled in the United States election process, calling them absurd.

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Meanwhile, at home, other investigations into Russian Federation will move forward.

"It's true, I get the impression, that many USA media are working in this vein", he said. "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president", Ryan said.

The speaker said Congress has an oversight function, regardless of who is in the White House, and it will exercise that now.

Four days later, a person described by the New York Times as "one of Mr. Comey's associates" leaked a portion of Comey's notes from a February meeting with the president. "So there are a lot of unanswered questions".

Republican Senator John McCain, who has called for the creation of a special bipartisan congressional panel to investigate the Russian Federation matter, compared the controversies enveloping Trump to the Watergate scandal that forced Republican President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974.

"Our goal, and I am very confident we can meet this goal, is calendar year 2017 for tax reform", Ryan said at a news conference.

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