Acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe contradicts White House on James Comey firing

Ruben Ruiz
May 13, 2017

President Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, citing the opinion of his Justice Department that Comey had mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump had already made up his mind to fire FBI Director James Comey long before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote up a memo to justify the decision, the president said in an interview with NBC News on Thursday.

According to the New York Times, that unusual private dinner in January also involved Trump demanding a pledge of loyalty from Comey, who instead promised to remain honest. "Less than a year ago, it hasn't recovered from that".

In his first interview since firing Comey on Tuesday, Trump appeared to try to underscore that Comey's dismissal was about his performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not about the Russian Federation probe.

"Well, I can speak to my own personal experience", she said.

Trump's firing of Comey - who was leading a probe into the Trump campaign's possible Russian Federation ties - drew immediate comparisons to Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre", when the besieged President fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973.

Questions bound to arise after such improper discussions could include, "Is there criminal intent" and "is it bound to obstruct an investigation", Dean said.

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"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's office has confirmed to Senator Schumer's office that Mr. Rosenstein will come to brief the full Senate next week", Matt House, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerThe Hill's 12:30 Report Where is the line between national security and economic prosperity? I await their condemnation of the jaw-dropping impropriety of the president asking Comey to tell him personal information about an ongoing investigation.

A federal grand jury now looking at the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials reportedly issued its first subpoenas this week to associates of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

But it's not like Comey's on Twitter every night in the middle of the night insulting his detractors, calling the media fake, and issuing blatant lies about, say, how Obama and "wiretapp" s.

That explains why he went into great detail with Holt about what he said were the three times he asked Comey if he was under investigation, despite the appalling appearance of conflict and potential intimidation. They also discussed Comey staying on at the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the same dinner, according to the Guardian, which is the least subtle form of threatening someone's job I've seen outside of a restaurant scene in The Godfather.

Adding further fuel to our highway of burning cars is the fact that Trump is also now doubling down on his freakish dismissal letter to Comey.

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

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