What These GOP Lawmakers Are Saying Is Making Trump Nervous
Republicans have been choosing their words carefully when addressing the endless scandals surrounding the chaotic Trump administration… until now.
Facing the prospect of a complete wipeout in the 2018 midterms, a growing number of Republicans are now beginning to talk of the possibility that President Trump could face impeachment after reports that he pressed former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“If the reports about Trump’s pressure on Comey are true, it would merit impeachment,” Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said, according to The Hill.
Amash spoke a day after a bombshell report emerged Tuesday that Trump asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn.
According to a memo written by Comey after the February meeting, the president told Comey “I hope you can let this go.”
Asked a reporter whether he trusted Comey’s word or Trump’s, Amash said: “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”
“But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting, The Hill reports.
Amash is also took action into the matter when he cosponsor a Democratic bill to establish an independent commission to investigate Russia’s role in the election. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has also endorsed the legislation.
Jones suggested in an interview with The Hill on Wednesday that the allegations in the Comey memo could lead to a push for impeachment proceedings.
Another GOP lawmaker, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) compared Trump alleged request to Comey to drop the Flynn investigation to the obstruction of justice cases that led to impeachment proceedings for former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
“Obstruction of justice in the case of Nixon, in the case of Clinton in the late 90s, has been considered an impeachable offense,” Curbelo told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview late Tuesday night.
Curbelo called for Comey to testify before Congress to provide a full explanation of his conversations with Trump.
“It may be something very serious,” he added.
Meanwhile, the White House claims the Comey memo misstates the nature of Trump’s conversation with the former FBI director.