Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief not to 'leak' conversations

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"I don't think that's up to Sen".

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Comey was sacked amid an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation and after an investigation into Hillary Clinton's private use of emails during her stint as secretary of state.

"I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House casting him as a prime mover of the decision.

The White House said Trump is weighing options for replacing Comey, a decision that could have broad implications for the future of the Russian Federation investigation. "The president is the CEO of the country".

They went on to say, "We believe Congress should immediately seek the testimony of Director Comey to better understand the circumstances surrounding these events".

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

But Burr said he expects Comey will soon speak privately with members of the committee.

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Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey. John Cornyn of Texas, explaining that "these are not normal circumstances". "Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day". Another could look into President Barack Obama's attempt to sway an Israeli election. Lee said he was "absolutely serious about it". Mitch McConnell, Josh Holmes, said McConnell is interested in the suggestion.

"I'm not aware of that", Spicer said of a potential tape. Democrats want to hold a similar meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Schumer said Thursday. But sources close to him have cast doubt on the president's account, noting it would be extraordinary for an FBI director to discuss an open investigation. When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television. "And he made a decision based on that", Sanders said in an interview with MSNBC. "We'll see what happens", Trump said.

Trump confidants say Bannon has been marginalized on major decisions, including Comey's firing, after clashing with Kushner. He joined the reserve in 1999, and reservists are required to serve one weekend per month and 10 days per year.

So far 14 people have emerged as candidates.

Fisher was assistant attorney general for the department's criminal division under President George W. Bush.

Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, office.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. Some senior officials have discussed nominating Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who ran the House committee that investigated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's actions in connection with the 2012 attack on a USA compound in Benghazi, Libya.

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