"We need the facts", he told reporters. We're 2,880 hours in. Every minute is painful.
There are now 238 Republicans in the House, meaning the Democrats would have to pick off almost one-in-nine of them to make impeachment a reality. I've changed my mind. Then, speaking to NBC's Lester Holt, Trump said that right before he fired Comey, he thought of how the Russian Federation investigation was fake news - basically confirming our worst fears and making his entire staff look like fools.
The Judiciary Committee letter to the White House mentioned the Times article, saying "the article alleged that Mr. Comey had memorialized a conversation with the President in which the President made statements that have been interpreted as asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to clear Mr. Flynn of alleged wrongdoing".
The New York Times broke another big story yesterday, revealing that it was Israel who shared classified intelligence that President Trump is said to have disclosed to Russian officials during a visit to the White House last week.
In addition to the memo in which Comey claims the president asked him to let Gen. Mike Flynn off the hook, Republicans have also demanded any memos and documents related to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Obama.
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.
"I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead".
Donald Trump should be impeached. The fruit of that is already coming forth in cities like Philadelphia where the ultra-progressive Larry Krasner just won the election to become District Attorney.
"If the allegations are true, would they be grounds for impeachment?" asked one reporter.
"Calling for impeachment is not something done lightly, but I believe it's necessary to protect our country's national security and democracy", Pritzker wrote on Twitter. Working to flip districts from red to blue in contentious electoral battlegrounds is the best effort towards impeachment that a progressive can undertake right now, because it's the only one that doesn't hinge on the GOP growing a spine. Trump admin renews Iran sanctions relief McCain: Talk of impeaching Trump not "rational" Restive Dems amplify calls for impeachment MORE (D-Texas), who joined the impeachment push earlier in the week, took to the House floor to trumpet that call, characterizing his decision as a "position of conscience".
A growing number of House Republicans are breaking with President Donald Trump and calling for an independent investigation into the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Sen. Angus King, an Independent from Maine, when asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if we were now getting closer to impeachment, said, "Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes, simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense".
However, after left-wing outlet Mother Jones reported Amash's remarks as such, the outlet said it was then contacted by a spokeswoman for Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who reportedly told them: "Congressman Curbelo was actually the first Republican to mention impeachment". Comey's notes, and maybe even Trump's mysterious tapes that he has alluded to, should be able to verify all of this.