Only 29% of Americans Approve Comey's Firing; 78% Want Independent Russian Investigation

17 May, 2017, 08:37 | Author: Jonathon Greene
  • Schumer No new FBI director without a special prosecutor

Ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment, even before he fired FBI Director James B. Comey and shockingly admitted on national television that the action was provoked by the FBI's intensifying investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation.

All 33 Democrats on the two committees made the call in a joint letter Tuesday that seeks an immediate public hearing with FBI Director James Comey.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Comey needs to come to Capitol Hill and testify.

Krishnamoorthi has called for an "independent commission or fully independent prosecutor" to investigate alleged Russian interference in the elections and interactions with Trump campaign associates. Chris MurphyChris MurphyTrump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation: report Trump set for tense meeting with Turkey after ISIS decision Dems threaten to bring Senate to a crawl over FBI firing MORE (Conn.).

Lawmakers are also asking for Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations he may have had with Comey.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the Senate should refuse to confirm a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until the Department of Justice appoints a special prosecutor to lead a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump.

A White House official further emphasized that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe gave testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week in which he said, "There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date".

Uh, yes, so, in the past 24 hours, not only did we discover that the president gave highly classified information to an adversary, but also that he reportedly tried to directly stop the FBI from investigating his associates' connection to said adversary. "I have my subpoena pen ready", Chaffetz tweeted.

Flynn is a retired general who became a prominent Trump supporter and surrogate during the campaign.

In a speech where he quoted the lyrics of the musical "Avenue Q", he declared that the USA was at a crossroads on matters of race and policing.

Democrats say that they believe Trump and his administration have shown of a pattern of obstructing the investigations looking into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to affect the 2016 election.

During a tense dialogue with Silicon Valley over smartphone encryption and the balance between privacy and national security, Comey wrote opinion articles, delivered speeches and pressed his case for access to devices.

Taking the Democratic Party line, Krishnamoorthi likened the Comey firing to President Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" saying it raised more questions about Russia's involvement in the American election process.

The administration declined to comment on the existence, or lack thereof, of recording devices in the White House.

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