McCain Questions Rationality of Calls to Impeach US President

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Comey had been heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the connections between Russian officials and Trump's presidential campaign.

Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". "It feels like everything is up in the air, everything is chaotic, and there's some lack of leadership coming from the White House".

Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Did he urge Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn? Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress have expressed alarm.

"The appointment of former FBI director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence", Senator Richard Burr said and Mark Warner, chairman and ranking member of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said.

The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice.

During a commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy, Trump urged graduating cadets to follow his example and "fight, fight, fight". Adversity makes you stronger. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

They included Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, reports that Trump had previously pressured Comey to end a probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Trump discussing sensitive information on Islamic State with the Russian foreign minister. "But it's also important that we hear direct testimony from him that would describe the context, the tone of voice the president used and the actual words that was said".

"I need to see it sooner rather then later", said GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah who chairs the House Oversight Committee.

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"As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation... which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety", he defensively said in two postings on his Tweet account.

John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "Watergate size and scale".

Stories have emerged at a near daily rate about the Comey-Trump relationship ever since Trump fired him from the agency last week, leading to some of the public pressure for a special prosecutor to be named.

The White House is in a "downward spiral" and needs to do something to get "under control", Republican Senator Bob Corker has said.

But earlier, several lawmakers said Rosenstein told them during a closed Capitol Hill briefing yesterday that Trump made the decision to fire Comey the day before he wrote a memo outlining problems with Comey's handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server.

Notably, however, Comey has written "similar memos...about every phone call and meeting he has had with the president", the Times reported.

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president.

Said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: "He's probably glad to leave town, and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days".

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