Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

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Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly
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22 May, 2017

Trump went on to tell Holt that the Russian Federation investigation "should have been over with a long time ago" and that Comey's continued focus on Russian Federation showed "he's the wrong man for that position" as FBI director.

The New York Times has since reported that the president asked Mr. Comey to pledge his loyalty during a private dinner in January, but was instead only assured of his "honesty".

"Everybody's convinced, they say there is no collusion", Trump said.

During a week in which some observers likened Trump's behavior to Richard Nixon, whose abuses of power were captured by a secret taping system that eventually led to his resignation, the president's mention of "tapes" and then his refusal to deny taping people in the White House was stunning.

Why did the president seek assurances from Comey that he was not a target of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election?

"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", Schumer spokesman Matt House said in a statement.

Trump has waged a war on the press since his election, complaining inaccurate or fabricated stories have circulated about his first few months in the White House using his simple catchphrase "fake news".

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Trump has claimed that Comey told him thrice that he was not the target of the Russian investigation being conducted by the FBI.

"We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", Warner said, adding that he hopes to have Comey testify in a public hearing before his committee. "He can hire and fire whoever he wants", she said.

The first candidate has already been interviewed. Trump has openly vented his frustration with the media and Democrats on Twitter, musing about canceling press briefings and arguing that it's hard for aides to know his thinking.

"To preserve his reputation as a credible prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must appoint an independent special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges, or he must resign".

White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director along with a permanent replacement for Comey, who was sacked Tuesday. "I thought that this would be a very popular thing, that I did, when I terminated Comey, because all of the Democrats couldn't stand him", Trump said.

US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor.


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