The Washington Post said the nation needs to hear from former FBI Director James Comey.
In an editorial, the newspaper called on Comey to provide answers to the controversy swirling around in Washington.
"President (Donald) Trump on Feb. 14 asked Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russia, according to a memorandum Mr. Comey wrote at the time," the newspaper said.
"The White House says the conversation didn't happen as described.
"Tuesday's news only raises more questions. How many memos did Mr. Comey write? What else may the president have improperly asked of federal law enforcement officers? The country needs to hear from Mr. Comey, see his memos and hear White House tapes of the conversations, if they exist."
The newspaper is also calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor and an independent commission to determine whether any laws were broken.
"Some of the things Mr. Trump has done, such as terminating Mr. Comey, may have been legal but inappropriate," The Post noted. "Other elements of the Russia story, such as the election hacking, may not lend themselves to criminal prosecution, as many or all of the perpetrators are outside the country.
"The Justice Department must appoint a special prosecutor charged with determining whether any laws were broken. In order to provide the public a full picture of what happened inside and outside the country, Congress must empanel an independent commission."
It said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can no longer avoid these issues by trying to focus on the Republican agenda.
"The Russia-Comey fiasco is now the country's agenda," the newspaper's editorial said. "Mr. Trump, if his denials are true, should welcome an independent inquiry."
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