The investigation will also look into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Several US congressional panels are pushing for testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey to get to the truth about whether Donald Trump asked him to drop an investigation even as Republicans largely stood by the president.
But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly".
The memo reportedly states that Comey did not speak about the investigation but simply said, "I agree he is a good guy". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". The counsel is not required to consult with or keep informed the attorney general or deputy attorney generals on the course of the probe.
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Ryan said he told fellow House Republicans during a private meeting not to rush to judgement.
Capping days of political drama in Washington, the move came as pressure mounted in Congress for an independent probe into ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow, which U.S. intelligence chiefs say interfered to tilt the election in the Republican's favour.
"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation", a USA official said on condition of anonymity. "Russia is fine, but whether it's Russian Federation or anybody else, my total priority, believe me, is the United States of America".
Mr Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". That began to change after Trump fired Comey and continued this week.
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But the Metropolitan police have maintained that Assange would be arrested if he left the embassy. "The road is far from over". Assange is also accused of breaching his bail conditions in the United Kingdom for fleeing to Ecuador's embassy, she noted.
"We need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders", she said in a statement.
Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia, whose district is home to large numbers of Federal Bureau of Investigation and CIA employees, said Trump's disclosure of classified intelligence to the Russians is "highly troubling". "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations".
"A special prosecutor is the first step, but it can not be the last". "At worst, he has obstructed justice".
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One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Soundgarden was named. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him.