Other Republicans - even those that had previously defended the President - said Trump needs to explain what happened. His comments were reported by The Daily Beast.
Then, on Friday, Trump threatened Comey to stay silent - floating the possibility that "tapes" might exist of their conversations. We have the Senate Intelligence Committee looking at the allegation that the Russians were somehow in collusion with the Trump campaign.
I read the Washington Post story, and I read General McMaster's response, which tends to refute the story-rebut the story.
He also declined to comment on Trump's statement to NBC last week that he was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when he fired Comey, or his tweet suggesting he might have tapes of his conversations with Comey.
Schumer said on CNN's "State of the Union" Democrats will block any nomination until a special prosecutor that would report to Congress rather than the Justice Department is appointed. "If our allies overseas can't trust us to keep sensitive information close to the vest they may no longer share it with us".
"Congress is engaged in investigations now". John Cornyn said he was also not interested in taking over the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Arizona Republican said Tuesday that it sends a troubling signal to USA allies and partners around the world. Trump tweeted today that he had an "absolute right" to share information with Russians, without noting whether the information he shared was classified.
He said the time Trump spent sharing sensitive information was time he did not spend focused on Russia's aggressive behavior, including interference in elections, and its illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Merrick Garland has a new supporter in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump himself confirmed Tuesday morning that he had spilled the beans. Like many congressional Republicans, McConnell didn't run to Trump's side - but didn't outright criticize the president either.
President Donald Trump's proposal for $54 billion in domestic spending cuts in the next fiscal year reflects priorities that "aren't necessarily ours", and he can expect a Republican-led Senate to make changes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. He said the agenda is deregulation, tax reform and repealing and replacing the health care law.