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Democrats plan to poll test whether to push for Trump's impeachment

Eleena Tovar | 19 May, 2017, 23:25

A memo reportedly penned by Comey after a February meeting with Trump suggested the president had asked him to halt a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.

Democrats had slammed Comey's "poor" handling of the Clinton email investigation as recently as this month, but then later decried his firing as an attempt to stymie the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the elections and any collusion with Trump's campaign.

In some of the longest exchanges with reporters during a week filled with explosive headlines, including news that Comey had penned a memo documenting the president asking him to stop investigating Flynn, Trump said he thought the decision to fire Comey would be bipartisan, said repeatedly there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation, and attempted to spin it as a partisan distraction.

White House's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after he was sacked just 24 days into the job.

The White House quickly denied any suggestion that Trump was trying to obstruct justice - a criminal offense - in his dealings with Comey.

Comey has been in high demand in the two weeks since Trump abruptly fired him, reportedly for pursuing an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation.

The White House on Wednesday was conducting interviews of candidates to replace Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn't going to be a hug", Wittes said.

Mr Putin said he was pleased with Mr Lavrov's visit to Washington last week but mocked the idea that Mr Trump had shared secrets during the meeting, calling the allegations "political schizophrenia" and saying people spreading them are either "dumb" or "corrupt".

Mr. Trump is scheduled to depart for his first foreign trip as president Friday. "I rise today Mr. Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice".

"And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information".

Still, both leaders were able to get in a few words about the bi-national cooperation to eliminate "drug trafficking networks, illicit financing, coca cultivation and cocaine production, of which there is far too much". "And everybody, even my enemies, have said there is no collusion", he said. "I hope you can let this go".

It was Trump's first time taking questions since his Justice Department named a special counsel to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

"No. No. Next question", Trump responded curtly to a reporter during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday afternoon.

"You already knew the media was out to get us", it said. A spokesman said on the same day that "the president's economic agenda of serious tax reform, slashing burdensome regulations, rebuilding our infrastructure and negotiating fairer trade deals is adding jobs".