Reporters Committee: Trump Has Crossed Dangerous Line

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Reporters Committee: Trump Has Crossed Dangerous Line

It simply means the House of Representatives will bring charges against the president, he said a day after the New York Times reported that it found a memo in which the sacked FBI Director James Comey said that he was asked by Trump to stop Flynn's investigations.

Even before the latest report about President Trump exploded across Washington on Tuesday, congressional Republicans were troubled.

Fellow Republican Peter King of NY was more leery because of the broad authority special prosecutors have. King, although skeptical of the Times' reporting, said the president's actions "would have been a crime, the way it's being reported".

"If there was any obstruction of justice, that would obviously rise to that level". National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the president's comments were "wholly appropriate". "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations".

He made no reference to the controversies about Russian Federation or the Russian Federation ties for fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or Comey's dismissal.

- The House oversight committee set a May 24 hearing on whether Trump interfered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and invited Comey to testify. Flynn resigned earlier this year after it was revealed he misled Vice President Mike Pence regarding a call with the Russian ambassador.

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Trump's Friday departure comes with his White House rocked nearly daily by damaging revelations that are troubling growing numbers of Republican lawmakers.

In substantial measure, Donald J. Trump owes both his celebrity status and accidental presidency to his impulsiveness, his willingness to say whatever he's thinking without considering the long-term consequences. There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law. It's hard to believe at this point that Flynn isn't guilty of serious wrongdoing, given the lengths Trump - who has never had the slightest qualm about burning former associates who are no longer useful to him - has gone to protect him. "That doesn't mean that the question was not wildly improper, and frankly, would border on the moronic".

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz confirmed he will subpoena the Comey memo if necessary Tuesday. "That's obviously a very powerful piece of evidence".

"My view is that there are a lot of pieces coming together", said Peter Zeidenberg, a former public corruption prosecutor.

Still, there's also a witness: Comey. The U.S. now bans laptops on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East.

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) also asked for an independent commission to lead the investigation. "It's the type of political self-dealing that is intolerable".

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