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, 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).
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.”
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
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
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.”
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
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has told the FBI and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal reports.
FBI director James Comey says his agency’s capacity to gather evidence is shrinking as encryption technology grows more complex. 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.