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Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify

Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify
Sandy Vega | 24 May, 2017, 07:04

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign.

One source close to Trump said that while they didn't know whether Trump was recording White House conversations, they also wouldn't be surprised if he was. Some agents who dislike Hillary Clinton believe Comey went too easy on her by not recommending criminal charges, while others think he helped Trump win the election by injecting the Federal Bureau of Investigation so deeply into the race.

Pressed by Pirro on whether he asked Comey for his loyalty, Trump responded: "No, I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask". "Internally from the president?" he was asked.

Graham said that that was exactly what was needed.

That's why Trump's tweet gave pundits and historians fresh ammunition to continue drawing comparisons between Trump and Nixon as they have in the days since Trump fired Comey, who as head of the FBI oversaw the investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. "Then he gets to the end and he said she's free as a bird", Trump said. "The White House called [Comey] out of the blue".

As exhausted staffers tried to clean up the Comey mess, Trump took to Twitter and went a step further, impugning his own staff's credibility and warning the ex-FBI director not to leak information to the media - and suggesting there could be secret tapes of their conversations.

President Trump said he hopes to "make a fast decision" on the replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, hinting an announcement could come within days.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said promoting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to "reset".

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That was if United had won the Europa League and another English team finishing outside the top four had won the Champions League. Pereira, 20, marked his first United start with a clean sheet in the 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.


Trump speaks to Moslem leaders
The tweet also included a screen shot of text from President Trump's speech in Riyadh on Sunday to leaders of the Muslim world. The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasised that Trump himself had earlier suggested that Saudi Arabia was behind the 9/11 attacks.


DOJ: No ethics conflict for special counsel in Russia probe
The former director agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after the Memorial Day holiday. Rewind 43 years to June 23, 1972, and a White House meeting between Richard Nixon and Chief of Staff H.R.


Several contenders were expected to be interviewed Saturday.

Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association. In addition, he publicly dismissed President Trump's allegation that President Obama personally ordered wire-tapping the Trump Tower, where Mr Trump often used as his residence before becoming the president.

"They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people".

Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. However, with Republicans holding the majority of seats in Congress, it would likely take a mountain of undeniable evidence to get the ball rolling on impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Calling Mr Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

They are among almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey.

This tweet comes after Trump fired Comey late Tuesday afternoon, sparking all sorts of reporting on the timing, and his motivation. Deputy White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Comey's dismissal would allow the probe to "come to its conclusion with integrity". He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press.

Fisher headed the Justice Department's criminal division, also under Bush.

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