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11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

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.”

11May/17

Acting FBI director refutes White House claims on Comey

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

11May/17

UK’s May meets with African leaders on sideline of Somalia conference

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 11, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (May 11) met with African leaders on the sideline of an international conference on Somalia in London.
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10May/17

‘Does not seem to be a coincidence’: Schumer on Trump firing Comey

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

10May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump’s firing of Comey ‘big mistake’ – Democratic Senate leader

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.”
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Trump fires FBI Director Comey

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

09May/17

Russia shows off military might at Red Square parade

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 9, 2017) (CHANNEL ONE) – Russia showcased its modernised war machine in a traditional grand parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Tuesday (May 9).
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08May/17

White House shifts blame to Obama over Flynn

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

08May/17

Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Continue reading