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>> Look at the way I have been treated lately, especially by the media.>> President Trump pinning the blame on the media rather than himself as turmoil engulfs his White House over his reported attempt at shutdown the FBI investigation into his ties with Russia.>> No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly.
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>> Trump striving for normalcy Wednesday with a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. But back in Washington, the blowback only growing over reports Trump asked asked former FBI director James Comey in the Oval Office to lay off former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.
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This time, Republicans joining in the outrage. Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois the latest to call for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump team's ties to Russia. And Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski saying it may be time for an independent investigation. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz asking the FBI to turn over all documents related to Comey and Trump within seven days.
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And Michigan Congressman Justin Amash, even suggesting that if Trump did attempt to stop Comey's investigation, he should be impeached. On their side, Democrats trying to force a vote to create a special commission examining ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. But House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, saying impeaching Trump is not on the table for now.
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>> I think we ought to undertake our constitutional obligations to find the evidence, follow the evidence, and if there is another constitutional obligation that follows from that, then there is.>> Still, most House Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan, sticking with Trump. But both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked the FBI for any memos Comey may have written about his communications with the White House and ask Comey to testify in an open session.
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>> And the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face.>> As he heads for a trip overseas Friday, Trump may find normalcy hard to come by for the foreseeable future.