Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

"I think sometimes we don't have an opportunity to get in to see him and get his full thinking".

On MSNBC Friday afternoon, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Andrea Mitchell that Comey told him he was having dinner at the White House that evening, and that he was "uneasy" over the invitation from Trump.

The president also suggested via Twitter that he may have "tapes" of private conversations with Comey, evoking echoes of Watergate and demands by Democrats that he produce what could be critical evidence. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Mr Trump, former House representative Mike Rogers of MI and senator John Cornyn of Texas, explaining that "these are not normal circumstances". Some senior officials have discussed nominating Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who ran the House committee that investigated Secretary of State Clinton's actions in connection with the 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi, Libya. The April poll found that 31% of Republican voters supported Comey losing his job, compared to 22% of Democrats.

"As a very active president with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!.", Trump said in a series of tweets as he defended his spokespersons, who in the past few days have been seen quite often contradicting multiple times. "The exchange that took place with Comey, whichever version you believe, raises very, very serious questions about attempts to pressure an FBI director investigating wrongdoing potentially implicating the president".

Yesterday we reported that ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey declined an invitation from the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify next Tuesday.

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.

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Calling Mr Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

One source says Rosenstein isn't inclined to make a change unless the FBI investigation appears to be imperiled.

Comey wrote in a farewell letter to his former colleagues: "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all".

According to press reports, Pence was aware that Trump wanted to fire Comey the week before it happened. He's simply stated a fact.

Spicer was pressed further: "As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to add on that".

The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was involved in firing Comey, recused himself from any role in the investigation in early March.

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