The US President made the comments while attending a coastguard graduation, hours after reports that he pressured former FBI James Comey to suppress an investigation into his links with Moscow. "The president's remarks should not intimidate the press but inspire it".
"This is the only thing I can think of when I hear allegations saying that the president has revealed some secrets to [Russian Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov", Putin said Wednesday, two days after allegations that Trump shared classified information with Lavrov and another Russian diplomat, Sergey Kislyak, during a meeting last week in the Oval Office. "And despite the short price on offer, money has poured in for the president to be impeached, leaving us with little option but to cut the odds".
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) joined Amash in edging toward impeachment, telling the Independent Journal Review that the Times report, if accurate, would be "deeply, deeply troubling and disconcerting, and it would open a new chapter of scandal" for the Trump administration.
Rosenstein, who has previously served in the Bush and Obama administrations, has taken a hit for the firing of Comey, leading many to question his integrity and independence. Curbelo is one of a few Republicans who have urged the creation of a select committee; on Tuesday evening, he predicted the idea would gain traction.
"I don't think-that's not a threat", Spicer said.
Donald Trump decries Russian Federation probe as greatest witch hunt in U.S. history
Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, called the appointment a "good decision". The White House will likely face some tough questions on Wednesday during their daily press briefing with Sean Spicer.
The New York Times was the first on Tuesday to report the discussion and subsequent memo. Look for a hearing on the issue in that subcommittee. "Be happy. He's not so bad!" Republican congressional leaders had resisted the idea, and there had been no clear sign that Trump or his top White House aides were about to announce it. Mark Warner, said he is pretty confident Comey will testify and hopes the "majority" of what the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director says will be in an open-hearing setting. Asked whether it would be grounds for impeachment, Curbelo said, "It depends on the facts".
Were any monumental Republican shift against Trump to transpire, the leading indicator would likely be Trump's approval rating among Republican voters.
The intensity of that support might be gradually eroding, however.
Graham says the controversies will follow Trump overseas.
I am a voice in the wilderness but I assure you that history will vindicate me, I assure you that righteousness will prevail. He said, "I'm anxious with all special counsels because there's no control over them and they can abuse their power".