If the Trump administration deemed it appropriate, Putin said Russian Federation could hand over a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov to USA lawmakers to reassure them that no secrets were revealed. "It's leaks and tweets and frenzy".
King said that "every day is an adventure".
The former officials, both now in private practice, had been invited to speak at a panel on presidential power hosted by The Federalist Society, a conservative group that was key in helping Trump select and install Justice Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court. This person told NBC that Comey made sure rank and file Federal Bureau of Investigation agents did not become aware of Trump's request, so that they would not feel chillded.
"The entire thing has been a witch hunt", the President said.
Baumgartner explains that regardless of language in the Constitution about "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors", the decision that a president is unfit for office is a political one, based on political imperatives of the president's opponents far more than legal pretexts.
President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday over his Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation, calling it "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history.
The investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is tied to the FBI's ongoing probe of Russian influence during the 2016 election. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey", the official said in a statement.
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Donald Trump, the most-unlikely and least-liked president in the history of the United States, had barely celebrated his first 100 days when calls for his impeachment started flying faster than Anthony Weiner dick pics at a Girl Scout cookout. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., tore into Ryan and Chaffetz, urging an immediate subpoena for White House records involving Flynn and a quick public hearing featuring Comey.
On Thursday, Rosenstein told senators in a closed-door briefing that he had been informed of Trump's decision to fire Comey before he wrote his memo providing a rationale for that act, said Sen. Yet US allies and some members of Congress have expressed alarm.
Some in Trump-world view the leaks coming out of the government as a mortal threat.
Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations.
"If the Central Intelligence Agency can find a man in a dark cave halfway around the world, they ought to be able to find out who is it is calling the Washington Post", said Barry Bennett, a GOP operative who advised the campaign. "If they can't do it, maybe a special prosecutor can".
"Nixon was much more circumspect than Donald Trump and, frankly, much more aware of what his own legal exposure was", said Ken Hughes, a scholar at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.
Some of these Republicans say the Russian Federation issues are barely registering with their voters, who have grown accustomed to tuning out the media uproar of the day surrounding Trump.
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