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Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along.
In one fell swoop, Donald Trump totally contradicted his three top spokespeople and offered a polar-opposite version of events in the firing of FBI Director James Comey than they had provided.
President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James B. Comey even if his attorney general had not recommended his dismissal, Trump said in an interview Thursday, contradicting his previous written statement and the accounts White House officials have provided over the past two days.
Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe vowed Thursday that he would tell the Senate Intelligence Committee if the White House tried to interfere with the bureau’s probe of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election – though he asserted that there had “been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”
Trump, like Nixon, will fail, for a simple reason: The institutions he is assaulting daily are stronger than he thinks.
Questions won’t end until the nation is convinced that the president wasn’t trying to obstruct justice by firing the FBI director.
Democrats’ calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director’s ouster, but the options for an independent probe remain limited, and the only current avenue for such an appointment is in the hands of the Justice Department.
President Donald Trump is dealing with a budding scandal after his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. But even before that, he appears to have hit a new low with the American people.
In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday.
In widely anticipated remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to criticize President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey and instead took aim Wednesday at Democrats for complaining about the dismissal they once demanded.
In the hours since President Donald Trump sacked James B. Comey as FBI director, the splashiest headlines have gone to Republican critics of the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee – which was set to hear from Comey this week – said he was “troubled” by the move. After initially saying little, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CNN that he had “questions.”
With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory.
James B. Comey, who was ousted Tuesday as FBI director by President Donald Trump, learned about his firing from a TV news report while speaking with FBI agents in Los Angeles, according to an FBI source.
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stunning Washington with a decision that he said was needed to allow a “new beginning” at the bureau.
FBI Director James Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the inquiry.
If Clinton had great solutions and wanted to be America’s Jobs President, all she had to do was give a speech and say them. Better yet, many speeches.
The head of the FBI testified Wednesday that even in a secret session he isn’t sure he can reveal to an entire congressional committee the status of his agency’s counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between members of President Donald Trump’s team and Russia.
Under fire from Democrats, FBI Director James Comey insisted during repeated questions Wednesday he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before Election Day while keeping quiet about a probe into possible contacts between Russia and the Donald Trump’s campaign.
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome.