Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him
Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him
20 May, 2017, 05:47
The surprise announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, marked a concession by the Trump administration, which had resisted calls from Democrats to turn the investigation over to an outside prosecutor. Comey associates said the president was referring to an ongoing investigation of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned a day before the conversation. McCabe became acting director after Trump fired James Comey as director last week.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testified, in June 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The President corrected his spelling error in a later Twitter post.
To lawyer Luskin, the talk of criminal charges misses the point.
In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him.
Some congressional Republicans have also suggested that Mueller's appointment would lead to changes in Congress' investigation. Justice Department officials warn Comey against sending the letter, saying that doing so would be inconsistent with department policy meant to avoid the appearance of prosecutorial interference or meddling in elections.
Trump strongly disagreed. The appointment, he said in a briefing with news anchors, "hurts our country terribly".
November 6, 2016: Comey tells Congress in a follow-up letter that a review of newly discovered Clinton emails has "not changed our conclusions" that she should not face criminal charges.
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November 8, 2016: Trump is elected president. He was so valued that President Barack Obama asked him to stay on two years longer than his 10-year term. It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".
Trump and Lieberman discussed the position at the White House on Wednesday.
If Comey does not testify in public anytime soon, then Mueller's appointment is automatically a net win for Trump, regardless of what the eventual outcome here is.
The White House has struggled since Comey's firing to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision.
February 14, 2017: Comey speaks with Trump in the Oval Office a day after Flynn is ousted.
The memo focused on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly the FBI director's decision to divulge details to the public at various junctures during her presidential campaign against Trump. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". A senior administration official described Trump's reaction to Mueller's appointment as "measured". Comey had previously refused to acknowledge the parallel Trump investigation, and his disclosure enrages Democrats who already blamed Comey for costing Clinton the presidency. Still, he is not subject to the day-to-day supervision of the Justice Department. "We have to ask ourselves what is the right thing to do and then do it". "We still have to know more. about how Russian Federation corrupted our democracy", he said. "It is essential that we find new leadership for the Federal Bureau of Investigation that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission", Trump states in a letter addressed to Comey.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey.
May 11, 2017: Trump, in an NBC interview, says he had been intending to fire Comey - whom he derided as a "showboat" and "grandstander" - for months. He denies it had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, but also says: "In fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". A Washington Postreport, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. He offered to furnish a "record" of the Trump-diplomats meeting in the Oval Office if the White House desired it. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House oversight panel, vows to get copies of any memos Comey wrote about meetings with Trump, tweeting: "I have my subpoena pen ready". Other advisers joined the discussion, with a goal of presenting the President with a plan for outside legal counsel as the Russian Federation investigation enters a new and potentially perilous phase for the White House.
Royal Bank of Canada set a $22.00 price objective on Urban Outfitters and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Monday. Analysts are forecasting Urban Outfitters, Inc.to report revenue of about $895.68M, versus the $890.57M posted a year ago .
United will receive 6.5 million euros in prize money if they win the Europa League and 3.5 million euros if they lose the final. United manager Mourinho didn't reveal the nature of Fellaini's injury, but he suggested the problem wasn't too serious.
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Washington would lead by as many as 26 points in the game and outscored the Celtics 237-191 in the two games in Washington . The Celtics were the best road team in the East this season, and they need to prove that tonight.
Manning left prison Wednesday after a 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in one of his final acts in office. At a press conference in Quito, Long called on Britain allow Assange safe passage so he could take up his asylum in Ecuador.
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Attorney who received the contempt certification against Holder did-it might have to fall back on its inherent contempt authority. Flynn is faced with mounting legal bills, and held a meeting with friends to try to spur more work for his lobbying firm.
United, who are sixth in the table, finish their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday (3pm). Manchester United will bring in Jan Oblak, if Real Madrid finally gets David De Gea this summer.
Knowing that any slip up would likely be decisive, Pochettino conceded that his players were lacking a spark on the pitch. The FC crew aren't fooled by Tottenham's defeat at West Ham, which could end their Premier League title hopes.
Anthony Weiner to face criminal charges in teen sexting case
It reported that the messages, which began when the girl was a sophomore in high school, indicated Weiner knew she was a minor. The charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years, but Weiner could escape prison time if a judge rules in his favor.
Huckabee: It'd Be Good for Trump to Bring Back Lewandowski
In his remarks, Spicer praised the quality of the staff at the club, adding that " they're at every Trump property". Secretary of Defense James Mattis will accompany Trump for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and dinner.
Will Smith defends Netflix at Cannes Film Festival
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The White House initially said Comey was sacked on the recommendation of the two top officials at the Justice Department. Not everyone agreed with each Comey decision, but he was a popular and well-regarded director, they said.
Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
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