Donald Trump ready to make 'fast decision' on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

Did Donald Trump tape James Comey, or vice versa?

The people familiar with the process say others may also interview.

Reporters asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer if the Oval Office or presidential residence has recording devices.

One potential Spicer successor, per the New York Times: Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle, a polarizing co-host of "The Five" who in 2014 quipped the us should "get Putin in for 48 hours" as President to destroy ISIS.

President Trump speaks during a school choice event at the White House on May 3.

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The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin.

Mr Spicer was absent from almost all press briefings in the days following the Comey firing.

But the blowback from Comey's firing left the White House reeling once again. "And, to be honest with you, I want it to be accurate, also".

The Republican senator said Sunday that Trump should stop publicly commenting on the investigation following the President's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which he subsequently tweeted about throughout the week.

Comey has not explicitly denied the account. And they dismissed the notion that a tape of the conversation would hurt Comey.

"I'm not saying it any way", Trump said. He's got a strong ethical and moral compass.

Graham also said he would consider a special prosecutor if Comey's recounting of the meeting was accurate. I need to see it sooner rather than later.

The first Comey associate also said the president does not appear to understand that "Comey's not the one driving" the Russian Federation probe. "It's an investigation that's on record".

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Many Democrats don't believe that's the right focus at this time . "I don't know that you could say the same about the president". The White House categorically denies the paper's account of events, which could amount to obstruction of justice.

Andrew McCabe was the FBI's deputy director until the abrupt departure of his boss.

Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes. He was appointed by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2012 to investigate World Cup bidding contests, then resigned after he said the global soccer organization had mischaracterized a lengthy investigative report he had produced.

It'd be highly unusual for the White House to elevate an FBI agent to the role of director, and McCabe during a Senate hearing last week broke with the White House's explanations for Comey's firing and its dismissive characterization of the Russian Federation investigation.

When asked about his Friday morning tweet that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations, Trump said, "Well, that I can't talk about".

Justice Department officials began interviewing candidates on Saturday to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.

"They have done it for a long time".

Leaders of the congressional investigations into Russian meddling into the United States election previous year are also calling on Comey to testify.

Since Comey's firing Tuesday, his deputy, Andrew McCabe, has been running the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the acting director.

White-collar defense attorney Alice Fisher interviewed for about 90 minutes with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration.

"I'll tell you the exact reason - I'm too much of a partisan".

"I don't think - that's not a threat".

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