When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?"
The highly unusual move prompted fresh charges that the president fired and now is trying to silence the man who led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation. But just days later, Trump criticized Comey for "protecting" Clinton, despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.following the election, President Trump called Comey "more famous than me".
Trump released his own statement about Comey's firing: "You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately", Trump wrote to Comey in a letter released by the White House.
Graham said that if Trump has any tapes of conversations with Comey, "they have to be turned over".
Asked about Trump's tweet on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule out the possibility that the president is recording private conversations.
Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah said on "Fox News Sunday" that if there are recordings, it is "inevitable" that they will be subpoenaed and have to be turned over. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump, former Rep. Mike Rogers of MI and Sen.
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The Echo Show also includes Dolby-powered speakers for music playback for "crisp vocals and dynamic bass response". In any case, you can pre-order the Echo Show , which will ship in late June, on Amazon for $230 or two for $360.
Gowdy, 52, is despised by Democrats and loved by Republicans after leading the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014 to 2016.
For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by US President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded. "Because I can't trust that what I say to the president isn't going to be misconstrued and used against me because I don't do what he wants".
The FBI has never had a female director. "And that process is being headed by the Department of Justice".
Cornyn served as a judge on the Texas Supreme Court and worked as Texas attorney general from 1999 to 2002 before winning election to the U.S. Senate.
The president's morning Twitter comments again raised the spectre of Richard Nixon, who secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House during the Watergate investigation that ultimately led to his downfall.
Comey declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed meeting on Tuesday for scheduling reasons, said Warner's spokesman.
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After taking the titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, an ear infection affected his preparation for a tilt in Madrid . Rafael Nadal extended his flawless record on clay this season to 12-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 destruction of Nick Kyrgios.
They can make recommendations, but the president will ultimately make the hiring decision.
Mr Spicer was absent from almost all press briefings in the days following the Comey firing. Later, however, they said that Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless.
"Even that is possible", he told reporters when asked whether he could announce his nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Mideast and Europe. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.
Federal Bureau of Investigation directors usually serve 10-year terms to maintain independence from the common chaos of Washington politics. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.
The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration.
Andrew McCabe was the FBI's deputy director until the abrupt departure of his boss. The associate with knowledge of the conversation confirmed an account of the conversation in The New York Times is accurate.
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The poll panel is today meeting the representatives of 55 political parties, 16 of which had urged it to return to ballot papers. These parties allege that people's faith in the EVMs has eroded. "Let us see what is the outcome of this meeting", he added.