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Congress reacts to reports of FBI Director memos on President Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. takes questions from reporters at the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Ryan said Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo" and must gather all relevant information before "rushing to judgment" on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are reacting to the latest report that President Trump allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser General Michael Flynn.


On the Senate floor, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer made a statement calling for an independent investigation.

“Concerns about our national security, the rule of law, the independence of of our nation's highest law enforcement agencies are mounting in this land,” Schumer said. “The stated explanations for these explanations White House have been porous shifting and all too often contradictory. The country is being tested in unprecedented ways.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan urged against rushing to judgement on the allegations.

Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), is the latest in a string of Republicans to imply that impeachment discussions regarding President Trump are on the table.

"Everybody in this country gets a fair trial, (whether) it's the president or anyone else," Amash said.

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice."

Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), implied the committee is eager to see the Comey’s memos.


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