Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Before Comey tapped him to lead the Richmond office in 2014, he was chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, investigating some of the highest profile cases against government officials and civil rights violations in recent years.

Trump told NBC's Lester Holt: "And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won'".

"No, I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask", Trump told Fox News Channel in an interview set to air in full on Saturday.

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?"

"That is not accurate", Mr. McCabe said.

"That is possible", Trump said.

The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe.

That contradicted the White House's assertions - and even the widely-disseminated termination letter Trump sent Comey - that the dismissal was based on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who cited Comey's handling of the email investigation into Hillary Clinton previous year. "The credibility gap between the Trump administration and the American people continues to grow each day with each new revelation", he said.

-Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general.

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Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association.

"The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created", he said, adding, "I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all. but we don't know all the evidence yet". The FBI has never had a female director. He left open the possibility that Democrats might try and withdraw support for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director unless the Justice Department names a special prosecutor.

July 5, 2016: He holds news conference to announce that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, over her email practices as secretary of state, but criticizes Clinton and her staff for being "extremely careless" in their handling of classified material.

As for the shifting version of events surrounding Comey's ouster, the president argued that he is too busy for his staff to know all that is going on and suggested he could cancel press briefings altogether. Comey earlier declined an invitation this week to testify in a closed hearing.

President Donald Trump took to twitter Friday morning to issue a dire warning to former FBI Director James Comey about trying to influence media coverage of his firing.

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job, drawing a firestorm of criticism.

Comey's firing is one of three causalities of personnel investigating the Trump administration, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates and Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the southern district of NY, who was investigating Fox News and would likely have been involved in Trump's unsubstantiated claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower at the time of his termination. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.

The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president.

So far 14 people - politicians, lawyers and law enforcement officials among them - have emerged as candidates. He said that while he received a scathing assessment of Comey's performance from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday, that memo was not a catalyst for his dramatic decision as the White House had said earlier.

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