Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson Questions President Trump's Credibility

May 19, 2017

GOP Congressman Mike Simpson questions President Trump's credibility and says he's more inclined to believe fired FBI Director James Comey.
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U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s inclined to believe former FBI Director James Comey over President Donald Trump. The comments come in the wake of new details emerging about the investigation of Michael Flynn.

Speaking to reporters this week, Simpson says he’s afraid members of the GOP aren't doing enough to head off a possible crisis similar to Watergate.

Simpson told the Washington Post he believes the fired FBI director should testify before Congress. He also thinks an independent commission should take over the investigation of ties between the current administration and Russia. Simpson's remarks came after revelations Comey authored a memo which said Trump urged him to ease off the investigation of disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Idaho Statesman reports Simpson, who's serving his tenth term, has been a reliable backer of the House GOP caucus and their agenda. Despite apprehensions about the bill to replace Obamacare, Simpson voted with his party in passing the American Health Care Act in the House earlier this month. However, Simpson did not support Trump for President.

When the topic of impeachment was raised, Simpson said he was unsure of the prospect and didn't want to go there.

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