John Kasich on James Comey memo: 'We're a long way' from Watergate


"He is a good guy".

"You can't let them get you down".

So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ?

A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk. That might just be what former FBI Director James Comey did. Asked if he trusted Comey or Trump, Amash replied: "I think it's pretty clear I have confidence in Director Comey".

President Donald Trump faced fallout Wednesday over revelations that he personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, allegations based on notes Comey wrote after the meeting.

The White House disputed Comey's account of the February conversation concerning Flynn, but did not offer specifics.

The White House on Tuesday said the report was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". A memo that Comey wrote after the meeting, which became public May 16, says Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn and his Russian Federation ties. John McCain, R-Arizona, told CBS contributor Bob Schieffer during the International Republican Institute Freedoms Dinner on Tuesday night.

The Kremlin isn't commenting on the details of the classified information that President Donald Trump shared with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador last week.

"The country is being tested in unprecedented ways. The point is he was trying to interfere with an investigation", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

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"The memo is powerful evidence of obstruction of justice and certainly merits immediate and prompt investigation by an independent special prosecutor", said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

The reactions on the Republican side, while more muted, nonetheless expressed serious concern. The person had seen the memo but was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to Sen. Jeff Flake, it's the new normal.

The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions.

A spokesperson for Republican Sen. And lawmakers have alleged that the sudden sacking was an attempt to stifle the bureau's investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russia's meddling in the campaign.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging the White House to release any written or recorded records of Trump's conversations with Comey. "It certainly raises questions and he will follow up on acquiring those facts from credible sources". The committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes that Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly".

"Given the gravity of the events that have occurred over the past several weeks, there is simply no reasonable question that the Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee should already be conducting a robust investigation of these issues that includes public hearings, document requests, and interviews and depositions". Comey also should testify publicly.

It also asked the White House to provide records of interactions with Comey, including those "relating to the FBI's investigation of alleged ties between President Trump's associates and Russian Federation, or the Clinton email investigation, including all audio recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, or memoranda", according to a statement.