Trump again blows up a careful White House statement with a tweet

In a series of tweets earlier Thursday morning, Trump called the appointment of a special counsel 'the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!'

The meeting took place February 14, one day after Flynn's resignation, according to The Times, which reported that Comey's memo was part of the then-FBI director's effort to create a paper trail.

On Capitol Hill however, some Republicans have begun siding with the many Democrats who are demanding an independent investigation to get to the bottom of a series of issues, including the Trump team's possible connections with Moscow.

"The appointment of former FBI director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence", Senator Richard Burr said and Mark Warner, chairman and ranking member of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said.

The Senate Intelligence Committee asked Mr Comey yesterday to testify before the panel in public and in private.

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Trump later said in an interview with NBC News he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation.

The Russian leader also mocked the idea that Trump had shared secrets during the Oval Office meeting, calling the allegations "political schizophrenia".

A USA administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, news that cast a shadow over the U.S. president's visit to the country next week.

USA lawmakers swiftly shot down the prospect of Putin providing evidence to an American congressional investigations, with Senator Susan Collins dismissing the notion as "absurd".

Trump also changed his story once again about the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, returning again to the White House's original rationale that he based his decision on Rosenstein's recommendation.

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"He needs to right the ship", Collins, a moderate, told Newsradio WGAN.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger added on CNN: "I think we're at the position now where it is time for an independent commission or a special prosecutor".

"Let's let Congress do its job, and let's not panic here", congressman James Comer told reporters.

The chances of Donald Trump being impeached are very slim, according to analyst at Japanese investment bank Nomura. Given all we know now, that seems impossible.

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