The New York Times reports - and The Washington Post and other news organizations confirm - that President Trump, at a meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey the day after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, asked Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave him and Comey alone in the Oval Office.
She believes this is another example of the incredible ignorance the President is showing about how to run the country - and further proof of his chronic lack of experience.
That is not to say the Republicans' current congressional leadership would abandon Trump in the light of similarly dispositive evidence of presidential perjury.
He also joked that he "reprimanded" Lavrov for not sharing any secretive information with him and said the U.S. is in danger of "political schizophrenia".
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Striking a defiant stance, he added: "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams". He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena, we'll do it".
I do not envy the lawyers and communications specialists whose burden it is to represent the president in his credibility contest with Comey, whom Trump dismissed, by his own account, over his frustration at the FBI's continuing interest in the Trump-Russia nexus. And if articles are voted out of the House, the case moves on to the United State Senate, which tries the president with the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court presiding, and the standards are higher here.
But the Trump-Comey Oval Office encounter, however Comey took it at the time, becomes even more sinister in light of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing. A more appropriate solution, Douthat argued, was to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment, which allows the president's cabinet to deem him "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". "A resolution for an impeachment investigation in the House is needed".
"Obstruction of justice in the case of Nixon, and in the case of Clinton in the late 90s, has been considered an impeachable offence", Curbelo said.
Concerns that businessman and former reality TV star Trump's economic reforms could be slowed and he might even face the threat of impeachment has dented demand for the dollar.
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Un día después de la muerte de Chris Cornell, siguen saliendo a la luz más datos del suicidio del músico. Cuando hablamos después del concierto, noté algo extraño en su forma de hablar, estaba diferente.
Entering the row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied the allegations that his officials were given classified information during the meeting.
"Every day, we are all surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue so I can only respond now, and now I do not think that is a rational approach", McCain said.
As the controversy swirled in Washington, Trump had defiant words during a speech to U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT, complaining about media coverage and saying no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly".
One of the most significant developments, which could seriously suggest that Trump's time as President could be nearing an end, is the appointment of the Special Counsel.
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Green also noted that "impeachment does not mean the president will be found guilty". "Obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Bill Clinton, which led to his indictment in the House". Whether you think prices are going up or down, Tradefair lets you take a view.