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Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign if no special prosecutor is named to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
At that subcommittee hearing, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, whom Trump fired in January for refusing to defend his initial temporary ban on visitors from several Muslim-majority countries and suspension of the entry of Syrian refugees, declined to answer the question of whether there was evidence of collusion publicly; in her answer, she also noted that Clapper had been unaware of the FBI investigation.
The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump.
November 6, 2016: Trump criticizes Comey’s second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a “rigged system” and pronouncing her “guilty”, despite the FBI’s conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.
The White House would not confirm or deny if there are listening devices in the Oval Office. Comey later writes a memo saying Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn and his Russian Federation ties.
On Friday, Trump tweeted what many viewed as a threat to Comey, claiming he would release “tapes” if the ousted director started flapping his gums to the media.
“This just isn’t another wild tweet from the president”, Sen.
“Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future “press briefings” and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”
Trump also called the Democrats “hypocrites” for their outrage at Comey’s dismissal, saying they themselves were upset with Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Regardless of the recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. Rosenstein’s letter is a carefully constructed and convincing accounting of Comey’s many errors of judgment that violated longstanding rules about what the FBI could say about ongoing investigations.
A look at key moments in Comey’s tenure, the lead-up to Trump’s decision to fire him and developments since then.
The White House also shifted its stance on whether Comey’s termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked.
Mr Trump told Fox News he was surprised by the fierce reaction of Democrats.
“Even that is possible”, Trump said, speaking on Air Force One before departing for Lynchburg, Virginia, where he delivered a commencement address.
Comey was overseeing two important investigations that shaped Trump’s past year victory against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Among those expected at the Justice Department on Saturday are acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe and Alice Fisher, a top Justice Department official in the George W Bush administration.
Clapper also said today that the President and the White House are wrong to cite Clapper’s previous Senate testimony on the questions about alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation as proof that no such collusion exists, emphasizing that no one should portray his comments as “exculpatory” – something Trump has done repeatedly on Twitter. After Trump won the election, the high court vacancy was filled last month by Neil Gorsuch.