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United States lawmakers urge Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

Search For a New FBI Director Proceeding Rapidly United States lawmakers urge Trump to turn over any Comey tapes
Freda Brock | 17 May, 2017, 11:48

The May 10-14 poll, which was conducted after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, suggests the public is increasingly uneasy with allegations of meddling by the Russians in the US election.

Trump's frustrations came to a head this week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling. To do that, Trump needs to purge staffers who are leaking to the press and hire people he can rely on.

The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice.

Since Trump's reveal to Russian Federation, the White House has been trying to fix the situation by contacting the CIA and the National Security Agency.

When the White House's defense of the move failed to meet his ever-changing expectations, Trump tried to take over himself. "All I want is for Comey to be honest and I hope he will be, and I'm sure he will be, I hope". Trump wrote on Twitter. Still, it will only heighten Mr Trump's strained relations with intelligence workers and former officials, who view Russian Federation as an adversary.

Trump denies any such links and says Comey had assured him he was not being investigated. Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate.

"I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system", Clapper said "I think as well our institutions are under assault internally". Still, Priebus was among the tight circle of staffers Trump consulted about Comey's firing.

Feds Say Evidence 'Insufficient' to Charge Officers in Alton Sterling Case
US attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana Corey Amundsen addressed the media on Wednesday at 1 p.m. about the decision. The DOJ report recounts the interaction between Sterling and the police officers, which lasted 90 seconds, step-by step.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., tweeted: "If true, this is a slap in the face to the intel community". Thirty-six percent of Americans said they had "hardly any confidence at all" in the executive branch and 43 percent said they felt that way about Congress. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press.

On the other hand, the White House has declined to confirm the existence of any tapes.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, however, expressed concern about the idea of the president secretly taping phone calls - insisting that if they actually existed Trump needs to turn them over immediately.

Republicans were only slightly more tempered in their remarks. By week's end, he was musing about cutting back on the White House's televised press briefings.

"The tweet speaks for itself", Spicer said. "If the President outed a highly classified code-word source intentionally, that would be even more unsafe". "They continue to move through a series of highly qualified candidates, and it's obviously a huge priority for the President to make sure that we have someone that has the ability to administer the proper leadership to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

"This is a process that's running completely as it should", Spicer said.

On Monday, Ryan spokesman Doug Andres said that, "We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount".

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