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WA Democrats (and 1 Republican) respond to Comey-Trump memo story

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The latest Donald Trump bombshell is sparking a flurry of response from Washington state's congressional delegation.

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."