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Kellyanne Conway Spars With Anderson Cooper While Defending James Comey Firing

Kenny Thornton | 10 May, 2017, 14:23

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, listens to a colleague in the Senate Democratic leadership while meeting with members of the media, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, following a policy lun.

But even though there would be no prosecution, Comey's press conference in and of itself was damning, as he declared that Clinton and her staff had been "extremely careless" in handling classified data - fodder that Trump and Republicans would use throughout the campaign. But the impact of removing an independent FBI director who was leading an investigation with potentially dire ramifications was not lost in the dramatic removal of the nation's top law enforcement official. "The president does have that authority, so I respect that". "But this terrifies me". So how can Democrats both criticize Comey's actions and judgment regarding the Clinton investigation and decry Trump's firing of Comey for those same reasons as a "cover-up"?

At his afternoon daily briefing White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked whether Trump still had confidence in Comey.

His snap dismissal, ostensibly for mishandling a probe into Hillary Clinton's emails, sparked rare criticism from Republicans and allegations of a cover-up from seething Democrats who demanded an independent inquiry.

Republican's traditional foes, Democrats pitched another idea confronting Trump and said he was sacked because the FBI was investigating alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Ds were against Comey before they were for him.

A senior White House official told Fox News it was purely "coincidental" that the firing occurred on the same day Comey faced scrutiny for giving faulty testimony about emails sent from Clinton aide Huma Abedin to Anthony Weiner. Well, first of all, nobody really believes that's why Trump fired Comey.

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He has proven that he can win. "Two weeks ago people were saying I am the number two driver but today it looks very different". Asked about what Hamilton had said to him as they met each other in parc ferme, Bottas said: "He congratulated me".

Former National Security Agency lawyer Susan Hennessey wrote in Lawfare blog on Tuesday that "getting rid of Comey.removes the guy who can look Congress in the eye and say credibly that the FBI is investigating whether anyone in the Trump orbit was actively working with the Russians".

"But President Trump just fired the man investigating how Russian Federation meddled in our election and whether members of his campaign were involved, an investigation President Trump called "charade" only 24 hours ago". In his brief letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling him three times "that I am not under investigation". She did not immediately respond for a request for comment Tuesday evening.

Some Democratic lawmakers compared Tuesday to the Nixon-era "Saturday night massacre".

"This is Nixonian", Pennsylvania Democratic Sen.

"This is a deeply troubling development for our system of checks and balances and the rule of law", Brian said in a statement. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, in a statement. Democrats ramp up calls for a special prosecutor.

Rosenstein, who was recently confirmed as deputy attorney general, wrote, "I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken". "The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation".

"I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey's termination", Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said in a statement. "The FBI will make a recommendation to the Justice Department as to whether or not to go forward, and you're going to want an FBI director to make that kind of decision, I would think". Comey later said the Federal Bureau of Investigation, again, had found no reason to bring any charges.


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