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Nancy Pelosi: Dems to Seek Independent Russia Probe

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:38 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats will seek votes on legislation Wednesday to establish an outside commission and an independent prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump's ties to Russia.

"If the president has nothing to hide, then he should welcome independent investigations to remove all doubt of a cover-up," the California Democrat said in a statement. "The American people deserve to know what President Trump is so desperate to keep hidden."

Pelosi's statement came after The New York Times reported former FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo after a Feb. 14 meeting where Trump asked him to drop the agency's probe into Michael Flynn.

Trump fired Flynn the day before as national security adviser over questions about his disclosures about his Russian ties to Vice President Mike Pence.

"If these reports are true, the president's brazen attempt to shut down the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn is an assault on the rule of law that is fundamental to our democracy," Pelosi said. "At best, President Trump has committed a grave abuse of executive power.

"At worst, he has obstructed justice.

"With each passing day, the president's actions give greater and greater urgency to the need for a full and independent investigation of the Trump-Russia connection," Pelosi said.

Other Democrats took to Twitter:

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