Flynn's Lawyer Says He Won't Answer Subpoena

19 May, 2017, 11:05 | Author: Valerie Burke

Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.

And, yes, if he resists, they can also threaten to go public with any number of highly embarrassing things he is certain to have said and done behind closed doors with them and with other members of Congress. Warner added he was confident Comey would accept the invitation.

Leaks are hardly the only cause of Trump's problems - the uproar over FBI Director James Comey's dismissal wasn't the result of a leak. The president's anger contrasted with a more measured written statement released by the White House on Wednesday evening, when he declared that a thorough investigation would find "no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

Trump lashed out in the morning on Twitter at the news that the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation, calling the move a politically motivated "witch hunt" by his Democratic rivals.

"This is about my position". I continue to believe that we need a select congressional committee to fully investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. But we also have to understand that any victory from that is going to be short lived because as soon as Trump gets removed from office, if he gets removed from office after being impeached, if he gets impeached, we're going to have to deal with a very real enemy, who's far more subtle, but equally as risky as Donald Trump.

"Decisions in whether to impeach a president turn on the wisdom of Congress and do not require proof of a specific indictable crime under either federal or state law", Lichtman says in his book. "The President must be impeached", Green said.

First, Cabinet members have to certify that the president is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". "It's similar to an indictment but not quite the same thing".

Ryan supported the White House.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he's ready to turn over transcripts of President Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as he mocked the news media furor in the US over alleged intelligence sharing. Trump went in for a hug when Comey was reportedly trying to only give Trump a handshake.

Last week, I was uncertain about whether or not President Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey just when the Russian Federation investigation appeared to be heating up. "I'm not going to reach a conclusion until I see all of the evidence". "I have my subpoena pen ready".

"It's backfiring on them", Arizona resident Nadia Larsen said of media reports about possible collusion with Russian Federation or Trump's conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey.

The White House declined to comment on this latest report from the New York Times.

How did we get here?

The White House on Tuesday pushed back against a new wave of media allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump might have tried to obstruct justice by asking then FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. You've seen the headlines about President Trump and his policies - but what do they mean for Philadelphia?

Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached in 1868. When Richard M. Nixon left office in 1974, he faced nearly certain impeachment, and likewise nearly certain removal from office.

If Republicans were willing to tolerate his call for Russian hacking, his defense of vile dictators, his abuse of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the "Access Hollywood" tape, his assaults on the intelligence community, his (thankfully) inept attempts to ram through a Muslim ban, his attacks on judges, his hiring as national security adviser of Michael Flynn without vetting him, and his firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, why should blurting out secrets reportedly entrusted to us by Israel to Russian officials move them over the edge?

". I wanted to make clear to everybody that the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation", said McMaster.

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