McCain on Tuesday night said the president is dealing with a pretty smart lawyer, noting that Comey distributed the memo to others.
Yesterday, another report surfaced claiming Trump told Comey to end the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
"Barry Goldwater from Arizona went up to him and said, 'OK you're gonna need to step down or we're gonna vote to impeach, '" Gabriel said. Four of the Watergate burglars were Cuban exiles.
The Trump White House is likely to be having a much harder time dealing with the announcement of a special counsel than did the Nixon administration, said former Nixon official John Dean.
McCain, who chairs the Armed Services Committee, also calls it "unacceptable" for Trump to invite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov into the Oval Office last week, calling him a "stooge".
That may not be the case for McCain, however, as the longtime GOP politician and former Republican presidential candidate compared the latest Washington scandal to the one that led to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Jon Gabriel, who is the editor-in-chief of conservative site Ricochet, said the House Republicans need to keep their Trump-friendly bases in their corners - they all face elections in 2018. A D.C. Metropolitan Police spokesman said two people were arrested and nine taken to the hospital with injuries after the scuffle, and the violence appeared to start with opposing groups of demonstrators.
The New York Times says Trump made the request to Comey during a February meeting. The Post said Trump shared information that "had been provided by a United States partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the USA government". How can they trust that Trump will not use a recording of a conversation against them, especially given his threat to use such recordings against James Comey? CNN has confirmed the details of that memo, which has raised questions about whether the President obstructed justice. Do you think James Comey has enough justification for accusing Donald Trump of this severe crime? According to USA federal law, the crime of obstruction of justice occurs when anyone attempts to derail official investigations.