PR verdict on Team Trump in Comey exit: 'Inexplicable,' 'crazy'
PR verdict on Team Trump in Comey exit: 'Inexplicable,' 'crazy'
Ousted FBI Director James Comey
12 May, 2017, 03:04
"The president can't fire the United States Senate, and so we have an obligation here to get to the bottom of this", Klobucharsaid.
"Frankly, he'd been considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Schumer also called for Comey to testify before Congress and for Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to brief senators in a closed-door meeting on the decision to fire Comey.
Fired FBI Director James Comey was getting so close to uncovering ties between Donald Trump and Russian Federation at the time he was canned by the president.
In a statement, Republican Senator Joni Ernst said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director serves at the pleasure of the president, and the decision to fire him was up to President Trump to make. Both men provided written recommendations to the president the next day, May 9th. Democrats - already angry that Congressional inquiries have been hamstrung by Republicans' willingness to defend Trump - anxious that the FBI's investigation may also be in jeopardy "Congressional Republicans can not possibly disagree now: the only fix to this mess is an independent commission with subpoena power", said Brian Fallon, a former Justice Department and Hillary Clinton spokesman. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, with the support of the White House, brushed aside those calls, saying a new investigation would only "impede the current work being done".
Congressman Keith Ellison also make the Watergate comparison, but argues the Comey firing is worse because it involves an investigation of a foreign country interfering in a USA election.
"I want to give everybody a good, fair chance", he said in the interview.
Trump said on May 10 he had made the decision because Comey was not up to the task.
The parallel inquiries underway in Senate and House committees could likewise progress.
Comey's abrupt termination throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian Federation.
The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus explains how FBI Director James Comey's firing is a big deal, yet not quite "Nixonian".
Comey had been slated to appear on 11 May 2017 before being fired by President Donald Trump.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in a statement: "Whether or not you are a supporter of Mr. James Comey's actions as FBI director, the timing of his firing - in the middle of an investigation into Russia's interference in our election - is serious cause for concern".
Coincidentally, Comey reportedly asked for more resources for the Trump Russia investigation last week.
"To a president obsessed with loyalty, Mr. Comey was a rogue operator who could not be trusted as the FBI investigated Russian ties to Mr. Trump's campaign", The Times reported.
Some Democrats compared Mr Trump's move to the "Saturday Night Massacre" of 1973, in which President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of an independent special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal that eventually led Mr Nixon to resign.
"I think it's probably time for Comey to go".
Republican senators said they spent just about two minutes discussing Comey's dismissal at their regular policy lunch before moving on to unrelated business - deliberations about repealing the Affordable Care Act.
"We know that there are subpoenas being requested in the Eastern District of Virginia, and that this investigation has been going on", Feinstein told reporters.
This episode provides a distraction from the domestic work at hand, the hard task of sculpting a tax overhaul that meets the guidelines Mr. Trump outlined late last month and that conforms to the conflicting priorities of Republican conservatives and Democratic liberals.
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Speaking to Fox News, the Speaker of the House said Donald Trump ultimately made the right call. "I believe that the committees looking into all things Russian Federation are doing their jobs". "The president made a presidential decision and removed him", Ryan said.
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Although McCarthy/Spicer initially greets the audience with her now-famous scowl, her expression quickly softens into one of joy. President Donald Trump isn't afraid to fire anyone, as we all realized Tuesday afternoon when terminated FBI Director James B.
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