Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation

Cameron Gross
May 19, 2017

"No", Spicer said unequivocally.

The White House on Tuesday said Mr. Comey was sacked over his handling of the federal investigation involving Mr. Trump's former rival, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

As Krishnamoorthi correctly points out, there have been "varied and divergent statements" coming from the Trump White House regarding the firings of both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details.

"I think the process is going to go quickly", said Trump, before delivering the commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia.

Also read: Here are the unanswered questions about Trump's "tapes" warning to Comey. "That would be flawless".

The letter also sought "all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President decision to dismiss Director Comey". They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation. In contrast, during the presidential campaign, Trump supported Comey's actions when he was investigating Clinton's government emails on her private server.

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

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"They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially, but very well-known, high-respected, really talented people", Trump said. Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages.

Mr. Spicer said Friday that any problems of accuracy were due to Mr. Trump's "busy and robust schedule".

The conversation that night in January, Mr Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said two people who have heard his account.

Though Trump had the authority to fire Comey, theoretically he could violate the law if the firing was carried out with corrupt intentions.

Sanders faced backlash from the press Thursday during her briefing.

Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James Comey".

He questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and, instead, replace them with written responses to questions, "for the sake of accuracy".

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