These Are the Candidates President Trump Is Considering to Replace James Comey

Ruben Ruiz
May 20, 2017

At the beginning, Trump's aides said Comey's firing came at the suggestion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, but by Wednesday the word was that Trump had been considering firing Comey for a long time, and made the final determination after hearing from Sessions and Rosenstein.

"I don't know what to believe with this president", Congressman Eric Swalwell to Wolf Blitzer. When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", recounted the Comey associate.

But the motive of the firing is under question with speculation over whether Trump may have tried to interfere in an investigation into possibly his or his associate's ties with Russian Federation. "You have these tremendous - the level of hatred toward him, especially during that period of time with Hillary Clinton where he gave her a free ride", Trump said.

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.

"The White House Correspondents Association would object to any move that would threaten those constitutionally- protected principles", said Mason, White House Correspondent for Reuters news agency. Federal Bureau of Investigation directors are appointed for a 10-year term.

Trump wrote to Comey that the dismissal was necessary to restore public trust and confidence.

Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the intelligence panel, said Friday that he expressed at his meeting with Rosenstein and Boente his preference that Rosenstein name a special prosecutor.

"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" the president tweeted.

"The fact that Trump is saying these things in the midst of all of this is proof positive that he is not listening to counsel - in fact, he may not even be talking to counsel", Buell said. He served MI in Congress for more than a decade before stepping down in 2015. "The president has nothing further to add on that".

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January 22, 2017: Two days after taking office, Trump appears to single out Comey at a White House reception to thank law enforcement officers and others that helped during the inauguration.

But in a poll conducted last month, Republicans were far more opposed to hypothetically removing Comey, while Democrats were slightly more open to the possibility.

Among her jobs at the Justice Department, she led the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review.

Asked if he thinks that the controversy could be leading to impeachment proceedings, Blumenthal said: "Prejudging the results of any inquiry now is premature".

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Schumer said Thursday that Rosenstein would be invited to the Capitol for a briefing before senators on Comey's firing, a statement McConnnell later confirmed.

November 8, 2016: Trump is elected president. Republicans are already bracing for a hard midterm election next year - and some fear that their control of the House may be at risk.

"I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system", said Mr Clapper.

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