McCain: Controversies Surrounding Trump Reaching 'Watergate Size and Scale'

McCain: Controversies Surrounding Trump Reaching 'Watergate Size and Scale'

But there is an obvious conflict of interest if someone close to the president - or the president himself -may have broken the law.

Many commentators have drawn comparisons between Mr Trump's firing of Mr Comey and Mr Nixon's decision, in 1973, to sack Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who had been tasked with investigating the burglary at the Watergate office complex that was eventually linked to the then United States president.

On July 13, 1973, a White House aide told Senate committee members that Nixon taped all his Oval Office conversations.

As the scandal progressed, many Nixon administration officials linked to the break-in and cover-up were convicted of charges relating to Watergate. Nixon's attorney-general and deputy attorney-general promptly resigned as a result. McCain was possibly referring to the Tower Commission formed in 1986, which was appointed by Reagan to look into the scandal at that time. Former F.B.I. Director Robert Muller, who served under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has been tapped to lead the investigation. It had resulted in too many protracted investigations.

There is ample evidence to suggest that the President either lashed out at Comey because he was angry about the Russian Federation investigation or, even worse, is attempting to cover this up and obstruct the investigation. He is respected, indeed revered, in Washington. Chaffetz's letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe requests all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings that relate to any communications between Comey and the president.

"Bob Mueller is a almost ideal choice for this job", said Washington lawyer Walter Dellinger. But inquiring minds want to know - how, exactly, does impeachment work?

How will he conduct the investigation?

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All eyes will be on Pune's Rahane, Smith, and Unadkat - as both of them play well in front of team Mumbai . Tiwary fell in the 20th over for a 48-ball 58, while Dhoni remained unbeaten on a 26-ball 40.

Trump reportedly gave the Russians highly classified information about an ISIS plot a day after he was forced to fire Mike Flynn, an act that endangered US national security and the men and women who risk their lives to spy on ISIS.

The investigation that followed uncovered an intricate trail of wrongdoing, one that went to the highest level of the White House.

The Trump administration, on the other hand, is still finding its footing and hasn't filled all its staffing positions.

No one is going to claim that these are signs of Trump's guilt. The Russia investigation led by special counsel Mueller is only just beginning.

That is not clear, but there may be a conflict. He did the same after a series of conversations with Dean later that month in which the White House counsel asked Walters if the Central Intelligence Agency could pay for the bail or the salaries of the Watergate burglars.

On Monday, Sen. Bob Corker said the White House was "in a downward spiral" and needs to "figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening". The judiciary has blocked Trump's immigration ban that appears to target Muslims, and Congress is fighting the repeal of Obamacare. According to the impeachment proceedings, there were 11 possible grounds for Clinton's impeachment.

At this point the only thing a special prosecutor would do is slow down the investigation and any congressional action on the Trump economic agenda.

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