Friday, 20 July, 2018

Stephen Lynch says there 'may be grounds' for Donald Trump's impeachment

Melinda Barton | 19 May, 2017, 07:13

His request came in response to media reports disclosing the existence of a memo written by Mr Comey, whom Mr Trump fired last week, alleging that Mr Trump asked him to end the Flynn investigation during a meeting at the White House in February.

The Comey memo is likely to raise questions about whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation.

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.

Chaffetz, who until now has seemed reluctant to investigate the Trump administration, has already scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 24, at 9:30 am - the same day the committee is supposed to receive Comey's memos.

Trump fired Comey last week, sparking suspicions that the president is trying to cover up his administration's ties with Russian Federation.

Chaffetz is not the only one who has reached out to Comey - the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify in both closed and open sessions on Wednesday as well - so those "networks" should be pretty easy to find.

"Last week, the President tweeted a message implying that the White House may have audio recordings of interactions with Mr. Comey".

"I think that there's a lot of hyperbole on all sides here, and it's really important that we get to the facts", she said in an interview with Forum News Service on Wednesday.

Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate the Russian Federation matter. To date, no Republican has publicly voiced support for impeachment. The White House said the memo's portrayal of the conversation was "not accurate".

"I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice", Mr.

Joining host Carol Marin to help make sense of these questions are two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys: Patrick Cotter, who served the Eastern District of NY; and Renato Marrioti, who served the Northern District of IL.

It has been a busy and tumultuous news week for the White House, as Trump faces accusations, among others, that he shared sensitive national security information with Russian officials.

"There isn't any judicial review of impeachment decisions, so Congress just needs to be satisfied that Trump committed high crimes or misdemeanors", Jens David Ohlin, a law professor and associate dean at Cornell Law School told AFP. Comey wrote other memos, although this source didn't elaborate on that point.