Watch live as House Democrats hold news conference on Trump and Russian Federation

Posted May 19, 2017

Many lawyers say impeachment is only viable penalty for a president's actions in office.

A report by News Max is stating that Representative Justin Amash, republican from MI, says Trump should be impeached if it is discovered that he tampered with the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn by asking James Comey to stop the investigation.

"There is no cover story or obvious response to soft-pedal what Trump meant", Vladeck said. It tells our allies that we are not trustworthy partners in intelligence gathering and sharing.

The information came from a memo Comey wrote after meeting with the president.

Trump, Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak were not accompanied by any American journalists or photographers during their meeting in the Oval Office.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin is prepared to provide a transcript of the conversation between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. President Donald Trump last week at the White House.

Another key is proving that obstruction happened "corruptly."

Regardless, it would likely be up to Congress to act.

The House leadership's acknowledgment that deeper digging was necessary - though how much and how aggressively remains to be seen - comes after months of turning a blind eye to other questions of inappropriate behavior raised about the Trump administration at the outset of his presidency.

We are writing to request that the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee launch an immediate joint investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his top officials are engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct the criminal, counter-intelligence and oversight investigations now being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice and Congress into members of his presidential campaign and their contacts with Russian officials. "The remedy for a criminal violation would be impeachment".

As president, Donald Trump has the ability to declassify any classified information. One week later, the House adopted eleven articles of impeachment against the President. But both were later acquitted by the Senate.

"A lot of times he's the victim of not being a career politician", Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said of Trump.

A few GOP members were willing to pretzel-twist themselves into a defense of Trump, but some were more circumspect with their desire to see a fact-finding process play out. "If it was a command, it would raise stronger problems..." Analysts started tossing around "obstruction of justice", so a formal call for impeachment seemed inevitable.

"Mr. Speaker we are talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connection to Russian involvement in the president's election, " he said in his close to six-minute address. John McCain said the scandals are escalating to near-Watergate proportions.

"It's just bad judgment". "You've got to kill him, metaphorically. It Just doesn't work".