President Donald Trump reacted to ongoing media coverage of his administration, asserting Thursday that he did not fire former FBI director James Comey over the Russia investigation. “Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!”The president also ridiculed the media for carefully avoiding the use of the term “spy” to refer to FBI informants sent to spy on his campaign. “The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign!” he wrote. “Surveillance much?” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to ‘Corrupt’ Media: ‘I Never Fired James Comey Because of Russia’
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday to discuss a secret document that has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller. His team is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and whether the president sought to obstruct that inquiry through actions including the firing of Comey last May. The New York Times first reported on the content of this particular memo, citing "several people familiar with the discussion." The memo concerns a conversation that McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein's preparations for Comey's firing. … [Read more...] about Ex-FBI deputy McCabe wrote memo on Trump’s firing of James Comey
Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the reasoning for Comey's dismissal in May 2017. According to a New York Times report published Wednesday, McCabe wrote a memo expressing concern that Rosenstein could have provided cover to Trump by not mentioning Russia in the statement on Comey's firing It was not immediately clear what Trump reportedly wanted Rosenstein to say about Russia in the statement that was used to justify Comey's firing — but afterward, Trump claimed that Comey told him he was not personally under investigation in the Russia probe. The circumstances surrounding these events are … [Read more...] about Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing
President Donald Trump fired back at former FBI director James Comey, who fretted over Republicans failing to defend federal law enforcement agencies and their investigation of the president’s 2016 campaign. “Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country,” Comey wrote on Twitter. “How is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he’s caused for this country?” The president had a quick response, speaking in an interview with Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade aired on Thursday. “How is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he’s caused for this country?” he said. Trump said that his decision to fire James Comey would go down in history as a “great service” for the country and the FBI. “The FBI is great. I know so many people in the FBI, the FBI is a fantastic institution,” he … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: How Will James Comey Explain ‘All of the Lies’ to His Grandchildren?
President Donald Trump responded to a tweet by former FBI Director James Comey's saying Trump's attacks on the FBI will do "lasting damage" to the US.Trump called him a "rotten apple" and celebrating firing him last year.Comey tweeted on Wednesday to defend the FBI after Trump accused the bureau of spying on his campaign.Trump has accused Comey of having a bias against his campaign and taking steps to protect the Clintons in the past. Comey's tweet, in response to accusations from Trump that the FBI under Comey spied on his campaign, said: "Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?".Asked to respond to the tweet on FOX News Channel’s "FOX & Friends", Trump said: "How is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country?"Trump has accused Comey of having a bias against his campaign and taking steps … [Read more...] about Trump says firing ‘rotten apple’ James Comey was ‘a great service’ to the US