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WA Democrats and Republicans say they want answers on Comey-Trump memo story

President Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump

The latest Donald Trump bombshell sparked a flurry of response from Washington state's congressional delegation on Tuesday.

The New York Times reports that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo saying the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn.

The White House has flat-out denied the story.

But that's not enough for Rep. Pramila Jayapal. In a statement she said:

“If true, Donald Trump’s attempt to influence and intimidate the FBI Director James Comey to block an investigation is a textbook definition of obstruction of justice and it would be an impeachable offense.”

Or for Sen. Patty Murray:

Even Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers told CNN: "I think it's really important right now that we hear from the White House. I think the White House needs to be open and transparent about what's going on, too."

And on Wednesday, Republican Rep. Dave Reichert said: 

We need to hear directly from the White House and James Comey on the events of the past week. Both the alleged intelligence sharing and reported memo outlining a conversation about the investigation of Michael Flynn have created serious concerns in Congress and across the country. We must be given all of the facts surrounding each incident in order to understand exactly what occurred and get the answers we need.

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