Sen. Durbin asks questions during Senate hearing
The No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, says President Donald Trump is “dangerous.”
Durbin says Trump is “dangerous because he may be obstructing justice” in the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump’s own campaign.
And, Durbin says, “his credibility has been destroyed.”
Durbin says: “When you’re the leader of the free world you need to be credible” — in your own country and around the world. The Illinois Democrat says Trump has lost credibility, given his firing of FBI Director James Comey and a constantly shifting explanation for why it happened.
Durbin made his comments Friday on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Meantime, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is asking the president to hand over to Congress any recordings that might exist of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
California Rep. Adam Schiff says if recordings exist, it would be because President Donald Trump made them.
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday and on Friday threatened Comey in a tweet that he’d “better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations.”
As he defended his decision to fire Comey, Trump revealed the two men dined alone at one point and during the dinner Trump asked whether he was under investigation.
The FBI has been investigating Russia’s election meddling and possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.