Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

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Comey doesn't have Trump nailed for high crimes and misdemeanors so much as amateurish and ham-handed scheming, which is not an impeachable offense. He also told reporters that he will talk about the tapes he allegedly has of him and Comey "sometime in the very near future". Comey said he had hoped releasing the information via the media would prompt the appointment of a special counsel to handle the Russian Federation probe, a ploy that ultimately proved successful.

The Trump administration has said there is a need that can be met with a change in the American attitude towards vocational education and apprenticeships.

Trump was publicly silent while Comey testified on Thursday, but tweeted Friday an accusation that Comey - whom Trump fired in May - lied under oath.

The first, arguing that Comey is a compromised witness and individual: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".

"WOW, Comey is a leaker!"

Tuesday morning, from 6:30 a.m. ET until almost 9 a.m., the President issued four statements via Twitter to decry the "Fake News Media", the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that once again struck down his travel ban and the former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's "protection" of his former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Trump also retweeted a comment from attorney Alan Dershowitz, who had written: "We should stop talking about obstruction of justice".

Trump's young presidency is facing an increasingly tense period, amid the congressional and Justice Department probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign.

He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing.

Comey may not have always exercised the best judgment, but senators of both parties praised his integrity and patriotism during the course of his public testimony.

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The claim came in response to reports, since confirmed, that Comey himself had kept detailed notes on those discussions in which, he alleges, Trump demanded a pledge of loyalty and pressed the then-FBI director to pull off on an investigation into Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

Following Comey's testimony, "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote, adding that members of the intelligence committee are in the middle of an investigation and have "access to relevant, classified information".

On Friday, Trump indicated that he was willing to do that, a highly unusual step for a sitting president and one fraught with legal hazard.

That shows a respect for how Washington likes to see things done a lesson Trump has yet to learn.

The White House was mum on the precise details of Trump's plan to expand apprenticeships ahead of his unveiling it in a speech at the Labor Department on Wednesday.

Comey also said he thinks Trump fired him over the Russian Federation investigation.

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey.

He said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony showed there was "no collusion, no obstruction". She called Comey an "honorable individual".

"I hardly know the man [Mr Comey]", he said.

Mr Comey told the Senate panel that he shared an unclassified memo about his February conversation with the president about Mr Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel.

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