US House Committee asks Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over all Comey documents

The revelation raised the political peril for Mr Trump's White House by introducing the possibility that the president may have obstructed justice, an impeachable offence.

A USA president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, but US and allied officials said that by giving information to Russia, Trump had endangered cooperation from an ally that has intelligence on Islamic State.

In February, Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's security advisor fo hiding meetings with Russian ambassador in Washington DC.

The latest Russian twist, first reported by the New York Times, comes a week after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey over his handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while at the state department. The committee, Chaffetz tweeted, "is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists".

Trump later tweeted that because he is so active, "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at [a] podium with flawless accuracy" and represent the White House's line of thinking, appearing to discredit his press office and administration officials.

Comey wrote some notes after a February meeting with Trump, where he stated that the president brought up counterintelligence investigation into Flynn and urged Comey to drop the probe in the wake of the national security adviser's resignation.

According to sources, the request was documented in a memo written by Comey that quoted Trump as saying: "I hope you can let this go".

He continued: "There's been a lot of reporting lately, I think that requires close examination".

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The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, wrote a letter to McCabe on Tuesday demanding that he provide by May 24 all Federal Bureau of Investigation memos and other records documenting communications between Comey and Trump.

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But as long as Trump has the support of Republican lawmakers controlling Congress, talk of impeachment is theoretical. According to a White House official, a "conversation of that nature" did not happen. The associate has also confirmed that Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave the room before discussing Flynn.

The White House has however rejected the new allegations. The Flynn investigation was part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

For what it's worth, House Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesperson, AshLee strong, has communicated her boss' apparent agreement with Chaffetz on this issue: "We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo".

Republican senators were, however, starting to lose patience with President Trump. Amy Klobuchar recently told BuzzFeed Newsthat, in lieu of focusing on impeachment right now, "I think you have to look at all the evidence".

"We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time", Connecticut Sen. The comments were seen as a sign that the Republican Party is standing by the president.

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Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the judiciary committee, called the memo as reported "powerful evidence of obstruction of justice". "And there's more behind it". The newspaper cites a memo Comey wrote following the meeting.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "shaken" by the reports on the president seeking to shut down the investigation into Flynn, and he warned his congressional colleagues that "history is watching".

Obstruction of justice is a federal offense that covers any attempt by someone to "influence, obstruct, or impede" - including "corruptly" - the "proper administration of the law" in a pending proceeding, including by Congress.

"Three words: Obstruction of justice", Toobin told Wolf Blitzer. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism".

Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. He was originally invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday but never accepted and indicated he would appear at another time.

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, says he wants to see more details, but he believes "this is another example of whatever Trump does gets the worst possible spin". And the best way to get to the bottom of it, is for him to testify.

When asked why he would not say whether or not there were recordings of conversations between the president and Comey (or anyone else), Spicer said, confusingly, "The president has made it clear what his position is".

After Comey was sacked, Trump tweeted a threat at the former director.

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