After four months in office, President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russian Federation investigations only seem to add more fuel.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Trump needs to stop tweeting and talking about the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election.
At least a dozen different names are being mentioned in U.S. media as candidates to replace Comey. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially". "I$3 t has to do with Trump being an outsider and hiring insiders to be on his staff", Limbaugh said.
He said he might even make a decision before leaving later this week on his first major global trip, to the Middle East and Europe. President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates- including several lawmakers, attorneys, and law enforcement officials. "And that's what we want for the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
Trump made the remarks to reporters prior to speaking to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, where he did not mention Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused. It may have also upset Mr Trump that Mr Comey testified in Congress that there was no evidence to Mr Trump's wild claim that President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 election.
"If they get it just a little wrong, they don't mean to", Trump continued.More news: Tillerson Unconcerned About Independence in Wake of Comey Firing
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being looked at as a way to ensure there is a thorough investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. Well, it seems that Comey is actually willing to testify, just not behind closed doors.
A critical letter from Rosenstein was then cited as a recommendation in the president's letter dismissing Comey. "It's another example of the free press uncovering stuff that the American people should know that hopefully will cause an outcry and outrage that will have some cumulative effect in protecting our democracy".
"Reacting to the news, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, called Trump's conduct "dangerous" and reckless".
Trump, in an NBC interview on Thursday, said that he had been intending to fire Comey - whom he derided as a "showboat" and "grandstander" - for months and that it had nothing to do with an investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. The White House first said this week that Trump made the move because of a negative memo about Comey from the Justice Department, only to have the president later say he made the decision before seeing the memo.
"I would note that NY is a one-party consent state, and President Trump has always abided by the law", said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide.