Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Just over half of them met Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

But about 11 people in all are being considered, U.S. media report.

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.

Asked whether anyone in the White House had an audio recording of the dinner, as Trump suggested in a tweet earlier on Friday, Spicer said: "I'm not aware of that". "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey".

If appointed, she would be the FBI's first female director.

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.

The Justice Department has said Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, were involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general. She now works at a law firm.

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" The rolling back of the hostile policy towards DPRK is the prerequisite for solving all the problems in the Korean Peninsula ". North Korea tested a high-thrust rocket engine as recently as March, hailed as a "great leap forward" by state media at the time.

The US president lashed out at Comey on Friday, tweeting that he 'better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!'

Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Conyers of the Judiciary and Government Oversight committees sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday requesting copies of all White House recordings related to the Comey matter. "I think sometimes we don't have an opportunity to get in to see him and get his full thinking".

Trump's announcement that a decision could be made before then comes as the Department of Justice is reportedly interviewing four candidates for the position on Saturday.

Though the White House initially said that Comey's removal had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation, Trump later told NBC News' Lester Holt that the investigation was a factor in his decision. Trump wrote. The New York Times and the Washington Post covered Trump's tweets.

Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey, a White House official said. But critics will question whether Trump is perhaps implying that he recorded his conversations with Comey.

Trump's latest Twitter tirade also included attempts to address the conflicting statements that have been coming out of his administration, as well as shots at Democrats and the media.

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