Tag Archives: Dismissal of James Comey

30Oct/17

Former Trump adviser Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (REUTERS) – George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, the federal special counsel said on Monday (October 30), becoming the third adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign to face criminal charges in its investigation. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify before Senate committee

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (NBC) – Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s closest business advisers, told reporters on Tuesday (September 19) his scheduled testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, was postponed. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Graham: Any effort to remove Mueller could be ‘beginning of end’ of Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) — Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday (July 27), slammed any effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Continue reading

15Jun/17

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

SHOWS: INTERNET (JUNE 15, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early on Thursday (June 15) after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Continue reading

17May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe: source

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who has seen the memo, said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading

12May/17

Trump’s firing of Comey uniting Republicans and Democrats – analyst

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is bringing Republicans and Democrats together and will not thwart an investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s election campaign and Russia, a political analyst told Reuters on Friday (May 12).
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11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”

11May/17

Acting FBI director refutes White House claims on Comey

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says ousted FBI Director James Comey enjoyed ‘broad support’ among the agency, rejecting White House claims those in the FBI lost faith in him. Continue reading

11May/17

FBI chief promises to disclose any attempt to stall Russia probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – The FBI’s acting director promised on Thursday (May 11) to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee of any effort to interfere with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
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10May/17

‘Does not seem to be a coincidence’: Schumer on Trump firing Comey

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he told President Trump he was making a ‘big mistake’ to fire FBI Director James Comey and the senator said that the investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election should be ‘as far away as possible’ from the White House. Continue reading