Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and instead replace them with written responses to questions “for the sake of accuracy.”

President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and instead replace them with written responses to questions “for the sake of accuracy.”

NBC News reported that while it's "highly unusual" for a president to ask an agency such a question, Trump and Comey weren't breaking any laws by discussing it.

The White House on Tuesday said Mr. Comey was sacked over his handling of the federal investigation involving Mr. Trump's former rival, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Comey declined to make that promise but told the president he could count on his honesty, the paper said. They have argued that the White House's explanation - that Comey was terminated due to his handling over the Clinton investigation - meant Trump could have fired him months ago.

In an angry early morning tweet storm, Trump warned that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

This is an important exchange.@jeffmason1 pushes again and again on Trump's "tapes" tweet. "That would be flawless".

The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweet about Comey.

In addition to any possible tapes, the two congressmen request "all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President's decision to dismiss Director Comey" by May 25.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was also interviewed, despite his repeated willingness to break from the White House explanations of Comey's ouster.

Trump knew of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation prior to his appointment
Yates had two in-person meetings and a phone call with White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 and January 27, respectively. After those skeptical questions, Trump took no visible action against Flynn until a public outcry forced him to.

Speaking to NBC News Thursday, Trump suggested the Russian Federation investigation was very much on his mind when he made the call on Comey.

The prospect of secret recordings of White House meetings harkens back to the Nixon administration, when President Nixon taped Oval Office meetings.

That's why Trump's tweet gave pundits and historians fresh ammunition to continue drawing comparisons between Trump and Nixon as they have in the days since Trump fired Comey, who as head of the FBI oversaw the investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

Representative Gerry Connolly (Democrat-Virginia) accused Trump of witness intimidation after the Comey tweet.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Wyden, who sits on the committee, said the American people were ill-served getting information about the circumstances of Mr. Comey's firing from anonymous news media leaks and Mr. Trump's "practically unhinged" Twitter feed. No one from the White House.

Later, Ms Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity".

Asked at the briefing Friday whether Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to pledge his loyalty, Mr. Spicer responded: "No". He also suggested accuracy might be improved by handing out written responses rather than holding press briefings.

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