Trump slams James Comey as a "showboat" and "grandstander"
Trump slams James Comey as a "showboat" and "grandstander"
Acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe. Alex Wong Getty Images North America—AFP
19 May, 2017, 20:14
And while Trump praised chief of staff Reince Priebus after the House passed a health care bill last week, associates say the president has continued to raise occasional questions about Priebus' leadership in the West Wing.
When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?"
McCabe contradicted Trump this week, telling lawmakers that Comey enjoyed widespread support among the FBI's rank and file, and that the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the election was a "highly significant investigation". But the White House has denied those reports.
The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Comey. "The president is the CEO of the country".
"Our story is consistent", she said.
Trump, writing on the Twitter social media platform, said, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
Burr and Warner invited Comey to address the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, but as of Thursday afternoon, they had not received a response, Burr said.
Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. John Cornyn of Texas, explaining that "these are not normal circumstances".
"I might even lengthen out the investigation", Trump said.
Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Lee said he was "absolutely serious about it".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is trying to schedule an all-senators' briefing with Rosenstein on Capitol Hill as soon as next week.
"I'm not aware of that", Spicer said of a potential tape. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.
Typically, when presidents make decisions of this magnitude, there's a clear plan in place to communicate that decision to the press - and the American public.
Trump, in an NBC interview on Thursday, said that he had been intending to fire Comey - whom he derided as a "showboat" and "grandstander" - for months and that it had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation. "And I hope he will be", Trump said.
Wednesday: "No", Sanders said, when asked if the president had already made a decision to fire Comey on Monday when he asked Rosenstein for the memo. He joined the reserve in 1999, and reservists are required to serve one weekend per month and 10 days per year.
Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. attorney under former president George W. Bush.
However, sources have told Fox News that at least one additional candidate is being interviewed Saturday - Adam Lee, the special agent in charge at the FBI's Richmond office.
- Andrew McCabe, the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Some senior officials have discussed nominating Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who ran the House committee that investigated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's actions in connection with the 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi, Libya.
-Frances Townsend, a former Bush homeland security and counterterrorism adviser.
The vice presdients' report to the 13-member board - which includes two Americans - is key to the short-notice meeting. IOC President Thomas Bach asked the board's four vice presidents in March to advise on combining the 2024-2028 awards.
Given Erdogan's iron-like grip on his government, it is unlikely that his security detail would have acted without direct orders. The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated.
An embassy statement said the group had "aggressively provoked Turkish-American citizens" who had gathered to greet Erdogan. Turkey's president told the United States it will not join any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria.
He is also chairman of the National Press Club's Press Freedom Team and president of the Military Reporters & Editors association. The incident is the second recent incident of a reporter being blocked from asking government officials questions.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: "He's probably glad to leave town, and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days". Striking a defiant stance, he added: "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".
The manufacturing sector hit a three-year high thanks to the fall in the pound boosting exports and a revival in world trade. Demand plunged previous year in the aftermath of the European Union referendum as firms prepared for financial chaos.
Interestingly enough, Bungie has confirmed the team is actually playing Destiny 2 from the comfort of their own homes. Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can.
But the president's dealings with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director took center stage during their presentation. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation".
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