Senate Judiciary Committee requests Comey memos, tapes

The New York Times reported the material came from Israel, and Russian Federation has intelligence ties to the Jewish state's arch-enemy Iran.

The river of congressional concern over Trump's actions turned to a flood after House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Trump loyalist, demanded Tuesday that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe produce within a week all information it has related to the Comey-Trump meeting at the White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump's sharing of highly classified intelligence with Russian Federation could cause a problem with efforts to seek cooperation from allies in dealing with North Korea, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

Putin slammed critics who spread allegations about Trump's ties with Russian Federation.

Trump tried to shut down the FBI investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US media reported on Tuesday.

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". Often lauded for his independence, Comey had come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in the agency's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the final days of the campaign.

The development comes as the Trump administration faces questions over why and how the president fired Comey last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.

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If the events in the memo happened in the way that Comey says, President Trump would find himself likely being impeached by the House of Representatives.

Following requests by multiple congressional committees for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memos of conversations between himself and President Trump, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now requesting the White House turn over any of its any recordings of conversations between the two by May 24th.

We believe the issues raised by the Comey memos are so vital that the public should have access to them without delay.

"I think personally, I think we will hear more from my Republican colleagues", Warner said. Republican Senator John McCain was quoted as saying the current scandal is reaching a "Watergate size and scale", a reference to the scandal that forced President Richard Nixon from office.

"We are watching in real time an obstruction of justice case unfolding and the president of the United States has an obligation to be more forthcoming with any tapes, memos, memoranda, but in the meantime, there need to be subpoenas that will make sure all of this evidence is preserved and produced", Blumenthal said.

The White House has denied any improper conduct. Flynn was forced to resign on February 13 amid questions over his contact with the Russian ambassador to the United States and discussions of USA sanctions. Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation. Trump later fired Comey.

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