Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations
“I feel as though that’s under assault and is eroding”, Clapper said, adding that congressional Republicans should publicly condemn the president’s recent activities. “He can hire and fire whoever he wants”, she said.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) issued a statement Wednesday, calling for the Russian Federation investigation to continue, while also supporting the President’s decision to replace Comey.
Spicer also pushed back on characterizations about the nature of the tweet saying it was “not a threat”. But just days later, Trump criticized Comey for “protecting” Clinton, despite the FBI’s conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.following the election, President Trump called Comey “more famous than me”. Mitch McConnell, Josh Holmes, said that McConnell is interested in the suggestion.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director should certainly be someone “not of partisan background” with “great experience” and “courage”.
If he wasn’t taping conversations in the White House, it would be easy for Trump to say so.
Former FBI director James Comey is willing to testify before the Senate, but he will only do so in public, a close associate told The New York Times. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats’ 48.
The top Democrats on three House committees are calling Trump’s bluff on the recordings.
The White House also shifted its stance on whether Mr Comey’s termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked.
Trump tweeted, “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!”, the president tweeted.
Spicer also addressed Trump’s Twitter posts suggesting that “As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy”.
“We can make a fast decision”, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One before flying to southern Virginia, where he delivered his first commencement address as president at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school. A leader of the United Arab Emirates was scheduled to visit Monday.
On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet The Press”, Sen.