Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 9:14
"I think the process is going to move quickly because nearly all of them are very well-known, they've been vetted over their lifetime essentially", he said. "I was thinking about it then".
When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" "The president has nothing further to add on that", adding he was "not aware of any recording that exists of the conversations between Trump and Comey".
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"OK, well, he's got to come in and tell us why", Graham said. Later, however, they said that Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless.
Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr said he doesn't think the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation was the reason for the firing. Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, Comey says that to charge Clinton would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting".
He argued later on NBC that it was important for the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor in the case because such a person would have "the ability to actually prosecute people for violations of law". When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television.
"Even that is possible", Trump told reporters in a brief visit to the press cabin of Air Force One as he departed for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to deliver his first commencement address in office.
"I think it's a good idea", he continued. "It is a profoundly risky thing - a move that puts the Trump-Russia investigation in immediate jeopardy and removes from the investigative hierarchy the one senior official whom President Trump did not appoint and one who is known to stand up to power". But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. If Trey Gowdy becomes FBI Director on a 51-49 vote, let us all do not forget to thank Harry Reid.
And the fact that the FBI is investigating the Trump administration makes that politicization look like pure presidential self-interest.
Critics have attacked Trump for dismissing the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.
For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.
Cornyn is the No. 2 Senate Republican and a former Texas attorney general and state Supreme Court justice.
The first candidate to be interviewed was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration.
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An incomplete list of the things he has lied about include: Barack Obama's birthplace, Obama's phone "tap", John F. Kennedy's assassination, September 11, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud, the size of his inaugural crowd, his health care bill and his own groping of women.
The committee, which is in the process of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session.