Vladimir Putin rushes to Donald Trump's aid


US stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday after the reports of the memo.

Republicans from Colorado's congressional delegation appear more interested in seeking the truth of allegations that President Trump's potentially could have obstructed justice.

The Comey-Trump meeting came a day after Trump fired Flynn, a retired Army general, for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

According to the report, the partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russian Federation, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

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"Members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president such as accusations that he committed an impeachable offense", Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) told lawmakers after the speech.

That view was reinforced on Wednesday when British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government had confidence in its relationship with the United States and would continue to share intelligence with Britain's most important defence and security ally.

Putin, who still hopes Moscow can fix battered ties with the United States despite a deepening political scandal in the United States related to Trump's purported Russian Federation ties, said Moscow had rated Lavrov's meeting with Trump highly.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the president told Comey, according to the memo.

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And Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), whose suburban Minneapolis voted for Clinton by nearly 10 percentage points a year ago, echoed the call for "an independent investigation that the American people can trust with confidence". There is a broader probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, as well as a separate investigation into Mr Flynn.

Putin went on to say that Russian Federation was ready to provide the notes taken at Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak to Congress, if the White House approves.

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration shunned such cooperation, citing the Kremlin's efforts to shore up Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"This further underscores what we have been demanding for months".

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Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.