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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

10May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump’s firing of Comey ‘big mistake’ – Democratic Senate leader

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 9, 2017) (NBC) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate wondered aloud on Tuesday (May 9) whether President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of his FBI Director was done because the agency’s investigation into Russian collusion in the U.S. election was “getting too close to home for the president.”
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09May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump fires FBI Director Comey

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey in the fallout over Comey’s probe of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails last year, saying Comey was no longer able to effectively lead the agency. Jonah Green reports. Continue reading

08May/17

White House shifts blame to Obama over Flynn

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirms then-President Barack Obama made his concerns known about Michael Flynn to then President-elect Donald Trump, but says Obama could have acted on Flynn while still in office. Continue reading

11Apr/17

Spicer says Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”

White House spokesman Sean Spicer tells reporters, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Continue reading

30Mar/17
FBI Director James Comey

Comey: FBI struggled to open hundreds of encryped devices

FBI director James Comey says his agency’s capacity to gather evidence is shrinking as encryption technology grows more complex. Continue reading