by Countable | 5.16.17
A New York Times report claims that President Donald Trump asked then FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into Trump's first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. The report states that Comey wrote a memo following this February conversation with the president.
The Times report doesn’t provide a copy of the memo, which was provided to them by an anonymous source, although it says that Comey kept similar notes from all his meetings with the president to document "what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation."
The White House said "this is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation" and that Trump never asked Comey or anyone else to end the investigation.
It didn’t take long for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to call for access to the memo. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) tweeted that he’d issue a subpoena to get it if necessary:
.@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 16, 2017
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) told CNN that "Congress really needs to get to the bottom of this" and called on Comey to testify before his committee. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a similar request for his Senate subcommittee, and said he’d consider supporting growing calls for a special prosecutor if Comey’s memo is accurate.
Democrats in the Senate have already vowed to hold up the appointment of a new FBI Director unless Republicans grant their request for a special prosecutor. Now, with allegations of obstruction of justice swirling and even rumblings of impeachment, those calls for an independent investigation will grow louder.
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How many more serious revelations will it take before our members of congress will take serious action to be a check against this president?!?!
Another stupid investigation! So stupid! It is time to act! He has cost lives, he has cost trust from other nations, he has made us the laughing stock of the world! Isis is no longer a threat, they are letting him do it for them! He has broken every decent standard, moral standard, and lately he seems to be breaking legal standards! He never shared his taxes, or logs, he treats everyone like dirt! What are you waiting for him to do, before you act?
Ok. Now do you believe Trump is a threat to democracy? GOP you have to decide between Trump/Party and Country. You can't have both-they are mutually exclusive.
Isn't this called Obstruction of Justice????
If this is true, impeachment proceedings need to start moving.
Take action now!
Trump will lie and say he didn't do it, later there will be proof he did, then he will tweet about it saying that he can do whatever he wants cause he's president..then tomorrow something else will come out and the same song and dance will start all over again. INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR NOW.
Unfortunately as long as Republicans control congress they will choose party over country and thus no serious action will be taken. So hopefully they get booted out of control in 2018. Otherwise we literally may see the end of our democracy as we know it. Let's pray we can survive this
I think it is time to DO SOMETHING about all of this. Independent prosecutor please. No more denying, no more hiding the truth. NO MORE.
Even suggesting an end to an investigation is obstruction of justice. Firing Comey was obstruction of Justice. When are you going to put our country first and start proceedings to impeach Trump?
Trump lies about every thing, including his height. He claims to be 6'3". President Obama claims to be 6'1". Obama is taller than trump. I wouldn't believe trump if he said the sky was blue. I would walk outside to check first. Trump is obstructing justice in any way that he can think of. He fired Sally Yates, he fired federal attorneys, he fired James Comey. He leaked code word level secrets to the Russians. He needs to be investigated and the investigation needs to be done outside of congress. DJT is a treasonous, conman and grifter. He needs to go play golf, full time, on his own dime.
Investigate. Impeach. Indict. What are you waiting for?
Impeach now and ask President Obama to step in until we can have another election.
Hmmm... is Trump the liar, or is Comey the liar? Based on past actions, I believe Comey. Aggressive independent investigation is warranted.
The president has committed obstruction of justice. You must call for a special prosecutor, a select committee and commencement of impeachment proceedings.
Impeach t-rump! It's long overdue!
The impeachment process must begin now to get this dangerous maniac out of office!!
FBI DIRECTOR COMEY'S MEMOS MUST BE REVEALED AND RELEASED IMMEDIATELY !!! IF TRUMP IS FOUND TO HAVE ASKED COMEY TO STOP HIS INVESTIGATION INTO FLYNN THEN ARREST TRUMP IMMEDIATELY FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITH ALL THOSE WHO EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PARTICIPATED IN THE COVER UP !!
Wow. Reading the comments I'd say it sounds like "ready! fire! Aim! There were a minimum of three false news stories the other day. Let's see what happens here, libs.