Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Manchin: 'That's a fact' Comey sought more resources on Russian Federation probe

Freda Brock | 12 May, 2017, 08:41

Mr Comey addressed friends and staff in a widely-reported letter on Wednesday, in which he stated his belief that Mr Trump, as president, had a right to fire him irrespective of the circumstances. In this case, it seems someone at the FBI wants us to know that the investigation the White House doesn't like has advanced in ways that are likely to intensify Trump's crisis.

Trump's decision to dismiss Comey on Tuesday sent shockwaves throughout Washington, as both field agents and lawmakers were reportedly caught off-guard by the move. Officially, Comey was sacked for mishandling the issue with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's alleged misuse of private email servers, but Senate Democrats and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have raised concerns over whether the real reason may have been that Comey was leading the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation and possible tampering with the election that placed Trump in high office.

Rosenstein now has the power to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry launched by Comey to continue unimpeded - or to essentially shut it down, as President Trump says he would like. Trump wrote on Twitter.

He also will probably be asked to resolve a dispute over whether Comey asked Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein for more resources for the Russian Federation investigation last week. "When things calm down, they will be thanking me!"

Other Republicans are standing by the president, including the chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan.

Democrats called for the Justice Department to immediately appoint an independent special prosecutor to oversee the probe into possible co-ordination between advisers to Mr. Trump's campaign and Russian Federation to influence the USA election.

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called a special prosecutor unnecessary.

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions
At a hearing on Thursday, the Republican chairman of the panel, Richard Burr, and the top Democrat, Mark Warner, praised Comey. His explanation of why he fired Comey ran counter to previous administration explanations of Comey's dismissal.

If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer.

Even some Republicans warned of further damage to come. Sen. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved.

"This scandal is going to go on". Democrats compared the ouster to Nixon's decision to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate probe. "It is done, and I will be fine".

Trump, as usual, brought attention to the controversy rather than attempting to evade it.

Minutes later, Trump welcomed to the Oval Office Henry Kissinger, who served as Secretary of State under Richard Nixon.

We learned Wednesday that Comey had recently asked for more resources in investigating whether Russian Federation had a role in Trump's campaign. There was no immediate word on whether he would do so.

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and other top USA intelligence officials are scheduled to testify before a congressional committee in a public hearing Thursday that has taken on new significance since President Trump suddenly removed James B. Comey as the leader of the FBI.

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