USA lawmaker calls for Trump impeachment

USA lawmaker calls for Trump impeachment

It simply means that the House of Representatives will bring charges against the president.

A 2016 tweet from Ryan recently resurfaced in the wake of the Post report, in which he said individuals who are "careless" with classified information should lose their access to such data. Cummings also said Director Comey should appear at a public hearing before the U.S. Congress.

Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak came as the White House deals with a series of scandals linking members of Trump's team with Russian Federation. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as US politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president, but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House".

He cited last week's firing of Comey - and Trump's seeming admission that he canned the FBI director due to the Russian investigation - as an act of obstruction. The president fired Mr Comey not three months later.

Congressional Democrats blasted their Republican colleagues for not doing enough to hold President Trump accountable. "I think that might be something of interest to the Congress", Rep, Michael Burgess (R-TX) said Wednesday morning.

John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "Watergate size and scale".

Speaking at a press conferenc in Sochi, Russia, Putin said the transcript could be provided if the White House agreed. The revelation of the Mr Comey's memo, however, has sent some over the edge.

"I hope you can let this go", Trump told Comey, according to Comey's personal memos first reported by the New York Times newspaper and corroborated by the Washington Post.

The White House vigorously denied it all. Mr. Speaker, we are talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president's election.

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

The newspaper said Comey was in the Oval Office that day with other national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing.

The administration spent the first half of Tuesday defending Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials.

"At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed", National Security Adviser HR McMaster said at a press conference. He used that phrase nine times in his briefing to reporters.

Doug Andres, a spokesman for Ryan, said Monday that the Speaker wanted an explanation from the administration as to what the president revealed in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.

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