Stephen Lynch says there 'may be grounds' for Donald Trump's impeachment

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As for Comey, whom Trump fired last week, the FBI director wrote in a memo after a February meeting at the White House that the new president had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of Flynn and his Russian contacts, said a person who had read the memo.

Pressure has built on Trump since he fired FBI chief James Comey last week amid an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the United States electoral process. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey".

Comey has since been invited to testify before two Senate committees, and has been asked to turn over his notes of his conversation with the president.

Sources told the Times that it was Flynn himself who told the Trump transition team that he was under investigation.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel in charge of the Russian Federation investigation.

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In the job, Mueller will have all the same powers as a US attorney, though he will still ultimately report to Rosenstein. Mueller to stay in office for an additional two years beyond the normal 10-year term limit", Lamborn said.

Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans widely praised the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russian Federation probe.

Trump, of course, was none too happy, and he said in a statement that Muller would only "confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

But Graves said it would be inappropriate to speculate about obstruction of justice - potentially an impeachable offense - before an investigation is completed.

"Truly, I get this impression that many USA media are working in this vein".

The tumult in Washington deepened on Tuesday over allegations Trump had sought to end the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation.

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Thompson's challenge continues through Veterans Day, during which time she will wear a commemorative pin during tournament play. For it to have happened so early and for it to have happened, it's something I'm very fortunate about".

"Once Republicans start tugging on the string, it's not clear they can stop the whole sweater from unraveling", Yglesias wrote. "The American people can make up their own minds, and the chips can fall where they may". (In a moment of horrid optics, this meeting, closed to the USA press, came soon after the firing).

The president said he thought the ousting would be greeted with bipartisan support. "There's a whole litany of boxes that have to be checked, and a memo's just not going to reach that standard".

The Washington Post first reported the allegations on Monday, saying Trump described details to Lavrov and Kislyak about how ISIS hopes to use laptop computers as bombs on planes.

The Senate Intelligence Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee have also requested similar records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"If in fact what was in the memo is true, it's very concerning, and we need to get to the bottom of that", Republican Adam Kinzinger, a member of the House of Representative Foreign Affairs Committee, said on CNN.

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