Donald Trump’s impeachment has gained momentum with over 1 million people signing the online petition. The tensions have increased since the firing of FBI director James Comey. The Russian investigation memo has revealed that the president tried to meddle with the ongoing inquiry and research regarding his administration’s tie-up with the Russian officials.
According to recent reports, due to the current allegations hovering President Donald Trump, he is reportedly asked to hire lawyers. The possibilities of impeachment of Donald Trump is taking over his first official foreign trip. Trump is currently meeting officials in Israel but domestic tensions are not easing.
President Trump is reportedly asked to pursue independent legal advice amid the allegation that he fired James Comey to take off the pressure from the Russian investigation. The reports added that the president reportedly asked Comey to stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“I hope you can let this go… I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,” Trump reportedly told Comey, the day after Flynn had resigned.
The cited memo, if proved, would be evidence that the U.S. President had directly tried to influence the FBI investigation. The White House later said the report was “not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Comey” and that President Trump never asked his former FBI director to end any investigations involving him.
The recently revealed memo by New York Times cited Trump calling former FBI director a “nut job.” The alleged memo revealed that the president is relieved from the pressure of the investigation since the firing of James Comey.
“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off… I’m not under investigation.”
In addition, the day after firing James Comey, Trump hosted Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, in the Oval Office, along with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak. The meeting received a lot of heat from the media and the public, with everyone demanding clarifications over his Russian ties.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, also did not deny the comments made by Donald Trump completely. Spicer said that James Comey was getting political and hindering any chance of negotiation with Russia over Syria, Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s issues.
“By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia. The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.”
The White House is still fighting the released comments over Russian investigation and the firing of FBI director. In a statement released to the media, it is said that Trump did think and advocate of Flynn being a decent man, who served and protected our country but the President has not asked ever to drop the investigation.
The statement added that Trump has utmost respect for the law enforcement agencies. However, the firing of the director will not go easy with the Oval Office. President Donald Trump contradicted the reason behind firing by saying that he was going to fire the director anyway.
“He’s a showboat, he’s a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that, everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that.”
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