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Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

"You can't let the critics and the naysers get in the way of your dreams", he said to applause.

"Adversity makes you stronger". There was no record of the conversation from the president's perspective at all, leaving staffers "actually unaware of what happened", according to one official.

Green laid out the case for impeachment earlier this week, pointing to Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey, his subsequent warning that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations", and his acknowledgement that he had the Russian Federation investigation on his mind when making the firing decision. "The deepening seriousness of the controversy and the President's self-inflicted wounds have dismayed his allies, and increase the risk that the political strain and distraction prevent progress on the Republican agenda".

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan stuck to that line and told reporters on Wednesday he still has confidence in Trump.

"Get used to it folks", he said.

"He's going to have to turn over these notes and anything else that he kept, and we'll go from there", Rubio said.

"The allegations in this memo depict a President who doesn't seem to fully grasp the responsibilities of his office, lack integrity, and thinks he's above the law", Reed said in a statement.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which along with the House Intelligence Committee is probing Russian interference in the 2016 elections, recently asked Flynn and other former Trump advisers to provide information about their activities.

WCSH6 reports King later clarified with ME reporters that it's too early to talk about removing President Trump, insisting he didn't want to get ahead of facts.

"I hope you can let this go", the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. He asked why, if Comey indeed made such a request as alleged, he did not take action at the time.

King, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee with Maine Republican Sen. "We can't deal with speculation and innuendo and there is clearly a lot of politics being played. Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that".

As of Wednesday, no other Republican member of Congress has floated the idea of impeachment.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also testified last week on Capitol Hill that there "has been no effort to impede our investigation to date".

On Wednesday, the day after the administration was rocked by two scandals - the president admitting that he had leaked classified Israeli intelligence to a Russian envoy in the Oval Office, and a New York Times report that he told James Comey to stop his investigation into Michael Flynn - Politico published an account of a White House one official described as feeling "kind of helpless". But he says, "you can not let them get you down".

Comey, whose firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director last week triggered a political firestorm, wrote a memo detailing Trump's comments to him in February saying "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.

The committee has the power to subpoena the material if necessary.

As the backlash escalates to Trump's firing of Comey last week, Democratic lawmakers are increasingly raising the prospect of impeachment.

Back in November when Trump surprised the world by beating Hillary Clinton, U.K. bookmaker Ladbrokes gave Trump odds of 3-to-1 (a 25 percent chance) that he would leave office via impeachment or resignation during his first term.

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