Tag Archives: James Comey

Trump Lawyer: A President Cannot Obstruct Justice Because He Is Our Chief Law Enforcement Officer

Axios reports: John Dowd, President Trump’s outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice. The “President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case,” Dowd ...

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Dianne Feinstein Predicts Obstruction Of Justice Charge

NBC News reports: A Senate investigation into President Donald Trump’s possible connections to Russia has revealed a possible obstruction of justice case against the president, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on “Meet The Press” Sunday. “The [Senate] Judiciary Committee has an investigation going as well and it involves obstruction of justice and I think what we’re beginning to see is ...

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Trump: Comey “Lied And Leaked” To Protect Hillary

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey “lied and leaked” information and ultimately protected Hillary Clinton, while also questioning the credibility of the FBI’s probe into her email. Trump’s early morning tweets come in the wake of news that the bureau’s former director had drafted a statement exonerating Clinton before the investigation was over. ...

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CNN Hires Former US Attorney Preet Bharara

Politico reports: Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is joining CNN as a Senior Legal Analyst, POLITICO has learned. Bharara was known for his media savvy on the job in Manhattan, and since leaving office in March has amassed nearly 440,000 Twitter followers. He also recently launched a podcast, ...

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Sen. Chuck Grassley To Subpoena FBI Agents Blocked By DOJ From Testifying On Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Raw Story reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is “in the process” of drafting subpoenas for the two FBI agents the Department of Justice blocked from testifying before the committee, ABC’s Ali Rogin reports. Grassley’s statement comes after CNN reported Wednesday the DOJ is refusing to cooperate with Senate investigators probing Donald Trump’s decision to ...

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White House Suggests Prosecuting Comey: It’s The Job Of The DOJ And They Should Look At Doing It [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said repeated her criticism of former FBI director James Comey. She also said the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting him. “I think everyone knows where the president stands on that issue. The president is proud of the decision he made. The president was 100 percent right in ...

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Steve Bannon: Trump’s Firing Of James Comey Was The Biggest Mistake In Modern Political History [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism: calling out top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel investigators and the Roman Catholic Church. He even singled out President Trump, labeling his firing of James B. Comey, the former ...

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REPORT: Robert Mueller Has Never-Sent Letter From Trump To Comey Full Of “Long-Simmering Complaints”

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is reviewing a letter drafted by President Trump and a top aide in the days before the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey laying out in detail why the president wanted to get rid of the country’s top law enforcement official, according to people familiar with the Mueller probe. ...

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Former FBI Director James Comey Signs Book Deal

The Associated Press reports: Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal. Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Comey is writing a book about leadership and decision making that will draw upon his career in government. Comey will write about experiences that made him the FBI’s best-known and most controversial FBI head in recent times, from ...

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Fox News Retracts False Story That Trump Repeated

Raw Story reports: Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy admitted Tuesday that the report they did on former FBI Director James Comey revealing classified information in his memos was “mistaken.” After the story aired on the Monday morning show, President Donald Trump then tweeted, “James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!” However, as of Tuesday ...

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House Intelligence Committee Threatens Trump With Subpoena Over Claim About Taping James Comey

The New York Daily News reports: The top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe threatened to subpoena the White House if it doesn’t give more information about whether there were recordings of meetings between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday. Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the White House’s ...

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Fox & Friends Falsely Claims “Sneaky” James Comey Visited The Offices Of The New York Times [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends aired a report on Friday about how James Comey visited The New York Times yesterday. The only problem is that, that does not appear to be true. Fox’s report was based on a Thursday article from Daily Mail which included pictures of Comey and his wife entering the building where the Times newsrooms are located. ...

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Trump Confesses: I Totally Lied About Having Tapes

ABC News reports: Despite his foreboding warning in the aftermath of James Comey’s dismissal in May, President Donald Trump does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. In May, three days after Comey’s firing, Trump wrote: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to ...

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Putin Jokingly Offers Asylum To James Comey [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Vladimir Putin has joked that the fired FBI director James Comey is welcome to seek asylum in Russia. Speaking in his annual question and answer session in Moscow, the Russian President said it was “very strange” that the FBI official had leaked details of conversations with Donald Trump, and likened his actions to those of NSA whistleblower ...

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Opens Obstruction Of Justice Probe Over Trump’s Firing Of James Comey

The Washington Post reports:  The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The move by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s own conduct marks a major ...

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Trump Accuses Former AG Loretta Lynch Of “Totally Illegal” Actions, Demands Apology From Media

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday morning, saying Lynch’s actions during her time leading the Justice Department were “totally illegal.” Trump appeared to be referencing a revelation from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. During the hearing, Comey said Lynch asked him to refer to ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Will Say Whether James Comey Tapes Exist When He’s Good And Ready [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During today’s press briefing, Sean Spicer reiterated that the White House will have an announcement on whether there are James Comey tapes “shortly.” Last week President Trump avoided giving a direct answer on the matter, and today OANN’s Trey Yingst asked Spicer, “Does President Trump have audio recordings of his conversations and meetings with the former FBI director ...

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Newt Gingrich Calls For Shutting Down Special Counsel: GOP Is Delusional If They Think He’ll Be Fair [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) questioned early Monday special counsel Robert Mueller’s ability to remain fair and impartial in his investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president, also voiced his concerns about Mueller on Sunday. He accused former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday of manipulating the ...

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John Oliver Riffs On James Comey’s Testimony: Trump’s Lies Are Like An Everlasting Gobstopper [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: “Donald Trump’s lies are never plain and simple,” Oliver said. “They’re like an everlasting gobstopper [from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]. You’ll never make it through every layer because it was made by an insane person who should never be in charge of anything.” The host also went after Fox News, detailing how the broadcaster “struggled ...

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Your Daily Tweetstorm Freakout From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday said former FBI Director James Comey’s “leaks” will be “far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible.” The comments come after Comey in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week said he leaked notes of his conversations with the president to the media through a friend in the hopes it would lead ...

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