Putin Says He'll Send Congress Records Of That Controversial Meeting

Donald Trump's alleged divulgence of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, has confirmed Israel's "worst fears", an intelligence official from the Middle Eastern state has reportedly said. "I'm not going to take a memo, I want the guy to come in", said Sen.

"We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us", he said, vowing to focus his administration's resources instead on creating jobs, strengthening the military and reforming health care.

The embattled president has a love-hate history when it comes to leaks.

"If the USA administration finds it necessary, we are ready to provide the record of the conversation between Trump and Lavrov to the Senate and Congress".

- The Senate intelligence committee invited Comey to appear in both open and closed sessions.

A USA official familiar with the matter told the Post that Trump disclosed "code-word" information, referring to one of the highest classification levels used by US intelligence agencies. "What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command".

A report by News Max is stating that Representative Justin Amash, republican from MI, says Trump should be impeached if it is discovered that he tampered with the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn by asking James Comey to stop the investigation.

Representative Trent Franks of Arizona said the party's agenda isn't in jeopardy and that an independent commission isn't needed to investigate the Russian Federation matter. Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations a year ago with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.

As the controversy swirled, Trump said in a speech to U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT he did not get elected "to serve the Washington media or special interests". We're trying to go the extra mile - we owe the White House the chance to present us with the information, present us with the truth.

Ryan declined to wade into whether Trump obstructed justice - a crime under U.S. law. In a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Tuesday, the Republican chairman of a House of Representatives oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, set a May 24 deadline for the FBI to produce all relevant material relating to any communications between Comey and Trump.

Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia, whose district is home to large numbers of Federal Bureau of Investigation and CIA employees, said Trump's disclosure of classified intelligence to the Russians is "highly troubling".

Sharing the information isn't against the law, but it is a profoundly risky move that sets back USA intelligence gathering efforts, especially in the fight against the Islamic State. The Senate Intelligence Committee has demanded a briefing on what transpired at the meeting from members of the Trump administration who attended. Making light of the matter at a news conference in the Russian city of Sochi, Putin said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of the meeting to USA lawmakers if that would help reassure them. Schiff said impeachment is "not something to be lightly entertained". "Any legal scholar out there is going to tell you that's clearly not an obstruction of justice", he said.

"At best, President Trump has committed a grave abuse of executive power", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement.

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