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
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.”
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
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
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at his rally in Kentucky say they doubt that FBI Director James Comey is capable of carrying out an independent investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Moscow.