President Trump, Richard Nixon and Watergate: Which memo is the smoking gun?

It didn't take long for armchair analysts to start conversations about obstruction of justice after The New York Times published a report Tuesday saying then-FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to "let" an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn "go".

"We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time", said Sen.

The White House denied the account.

He faulted House Republicans, specifically Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), for doing "as little as humanly possible just to claim that they're doing something".

March 8, 2017: During a cybersecurity conference at Boston College, Comey said he planned to serve his entire 10-year term, quipping, "You're stuck with me for another 6 years".

Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the Republican president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations past year with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak. What are the contents of the conversations with Donald Trump detailed in the other Comey memos which are reported to exist?

We don't yet know how straight the line is from the FBI's investigation to Comey's dismissal, though Trump did indicate last week that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision. Amash was also one of two Republicans, alongside North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, who co-sponsored Democrats' legislation calling for the creation of an independent commission to continue Comey's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

More news: French President Macron's New Cabinet Is Split On Israel

November 6: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted. This is mostly a symbolic event, but it does seem to be the first time a congressman has called for Trump to be impeached on the House floor. Comey has turned down past offers to testify before Congressional committees. Then, in a telling sign the temperature was going up, he said at a GOP dinner Tuesday night that the Trump situation has reached "Watergate size and scale".

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) went before the House of Representatives to call for the impeachment of President Trump.

Officials have played down the significance of the information revealed by Mr Trump to the Russian diplomats - which was reportedly supplied to the United States by Israel on the condition that it was passed no further - as demands for a special prosecutor or impeachment grow louder.

"You already knew the media was out to get us", it said.

"For the president to tell the FBI to end a potential criminal investigation, that's obstruction of justice", said Erwin Chereminsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law. Right now, many Republicans are reluctant to even consider Comey's memo as proof of anything.

"The way to handle this now is for us to have [deputy Central Intelligence Agency director Vernon] Walters call [acting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief] Pat Gray and just say, 'Stay the hell out of this.this is ah, business here we don't want you to go any further on it, '" Haldeman said.

Citing unnamed sources, the Washington Post had reported that Mr Trump had shared intelligence with Mr Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on airplanes.

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