The Senate Intelligence Committee has formally asked former FBI Director James Comey to turn over any and all memos pertaining to his conversations with Donald Trump.
Israel was the source of the classified intelligence President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian senior officials during a meeting at the White House last week, according to a new report by The New York Times. As a Senate candidate past year, Rubio said he'd be a "check and balance on the excesses of the president", but for now, he's urged patience until more details to come to light.
"The Americans implied that their Israeli colleagues should "be careful" as of January 20, Trump's inauguration date, when transferring intelligence information to the White House and to the National Security Council (NSC), which is subject to the president", Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
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The House is running a parallel investigation and has made a similar request for Mr Comey's memos.
"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, including any investigation involving General Flynn", it said. Speaker Paul Ryan supported the demand through a spokesperson.
Another New York Times report revealed that the U.S. ally from whom the information Mr Trump shared originated was Israel. "There are a lot of unanswered questions", Ryan said. A section of opinion makers argues that the President's behaviour constitutes obstruction of justice and he must be impeached. "It is obvious that there are some people out there that want to hurt the president".
An even bigger Trump critic, Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a staple on local TV news in English and Spanish for the past two days, as evidenced by her own Twitter feed. "I'm saying that they raise an allegation, we have an obligation to look into them, but before we form opinions and advocate for action, we need to know what the facts are". "And the acting director just said the other day that no one has tried to impede that investigation", he told reporters at a news conference.