House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos

Posted May 19, 2017

A number of Democrats have begin to openly discuss the possibility of impeachment proceedings against the sitting president, especially after the Washington Post reported earlier this week that Trump asked now-former FBI Director James Comey to "let go" of the agency's investigation into ousted White House national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned in February after misleading Pence about meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

"What I told our members just this morning: We need the facts", the Wisconsin Republican said at a leadership press conference after holding a closed-door meeting with the House GOP Conference.

"It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president", Speaker Ryan also told reporters Wednesday, as ThinkProgress reported. It's the Republican Party first.

"I do", he said, walking away.

Ryan said Congress and the special prosecutor appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Team Trump's ties to Russian Federation would get to the bottom of the controversy.

House Speaker Paul Ryan aimed to keep the focus on policy Wednesday amid the latest explosive allegation against President Donald Trump.

A memo dating from February 14th and publicised by the New York Times on Tuesday outlines a transcript by Mr Comey of a conversation he had with the USA president in the Oval Office.

Ryan said that the Oversight Committee "appropriately requested" the memo.

Hours after the report came out, GOP House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz demanded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn over any and all "memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have in its possession.

[T] he President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn.

"There's clearly a lot of politics being played", Ryan said. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says Mueller is a "solid choice".

"Given the gravity of the events that have occurred over the last few week.it is unacceptable that we continue ignoring these scandals".

Russia President Vladimir Putin has offered to turn over to Congress records of President Donald Trump's discussions with Russian diplomats in which Mr Trump is said to have disclosed classified information.

"Speaker Ryan has shown that he has zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation into President Trump".