The president's appearance Wednesday comes amid reports that Trump personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Sen.
House Democrats who have been pressing for a special counsel to examine possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign are welcoming word from the Justice Department that former FBI director Robert Mueller will lead the investigation.
House Oversight Committee chair, Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, has requested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn over all documents it has on conversations between President Trump and Jim Comey, saying that if the memo exists, his committee will get its hands on it.
"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!", Trump followed-up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also dismissed suggestions anything in the conversation was classified.
I also say that this can happen with a Republican-controlled House and Senate if the public weighs in by demanding that the Republican President be charged by way of impeachment.
"There are some people out there who want to harm the president", Ryan said during a press briefing.
Flynn was forced to resign one day before the conversation between Comey and Trump, after it was revealed that Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about connections he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The president might suffer political fallout from bringing in his own lawyer, these experts said, but President Trump should be receiving advice from a lawyer who represents him, not the White House.
Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is among those probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, called Putin's offer "quite amusing".
Trump says In a written statement that he looks forward to "this matter concluding quickly".
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, calls Mueller a "solid choice", and commends Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein for putting "our country and justice system first".
The committee gave McCabe until Wednesday, May 24, to fulfill the request. U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger joined a small but growing number of Republican lawmakers who have said they would back some sort of independent investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. "Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted".
President Putin deployed his trademark sarcasm on Wednesday to make clear he thought the accusation that Trump had divulged secrets absurd.