Tag Archives: James Comey

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe To Sue Over Firing

Mediaite reports: Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview on the Today show that is “about to file” a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice over his firing. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie pressed McCabe about his firing, noting that an inspector general’s report concluded he had showed a “lack of candor” about leaks to the Wall Street …

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New Book: Rod Rosenstein Wrote James Comey Firing Memo Against His Will After Trump Ordered Him To

The Guardian reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey’s former deputy. Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him …

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Trump Melts Down Over NYT Russia/Spy Report

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Saturday morning called his firing of former FBI Director James Comey “a great day for America.” The comment came in a tweetstorm voicing outrage over a recent New York Times report saying days after the May 2017 firing, the FBI opened an inquiry into whether Trump was “secretly working on behalf of …

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Trump: The Shutdown Will End When I Get My Money

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall is met. Speaking after a video conference with U.S. troops posted abroad, Trump also reiterated his contention that the Federal Reserve was raising U.S. interest rates too fast. At Christmas …

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Comey Rages Against GOP After House Hearing: Why Don’t They Care About Trump Lies And Attacks On FBI?

Raw Story reports: In a Capitol Hill interview Monday, former FBI director James Comey slammed the GOP for trading their commitment to the rule of law for Donald Trump. Comey noted that he was once again interviewed by the outgoing Republican majority in the House of Representatives about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele’s damning dossier on Trump “while the president …

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James Comey: Defeat Trump In 2020, Impeachment Would Leave A Third Of The Country Calling It A Coup

CNN reports: Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump’s presidency with a “landslide” victory for his opponent in 2020. “All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021,” Comey told an audience at the 92nd Street Y on New York City’s Upper East …

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Hair Furor Lashes Out At “Leakin’ James Comey”

The Hill reports: President Trump lashed out at James Comey early Sunday, accusing the former FBI director of lying during his testimony to House lawmakers about the investigation into Russian election interference. Comey testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees behind closed doors. The panels later released a transcript of the roughly six-hour meeting. …

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Comey Reveals Testimony Deal With House Republicans

Axios reports: Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted Sunday that he had reached a deal to take part in a hearing with House Republicans behind closed doors but with the ability to release a transcript the next day, stating the deal was ” the closest I can get to public testimony.” Comey had been subpoenaed by House Republicans to discuss …

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James Comey: If A Democratic President Behaved Like Trump Does, Republicans’ “Heads Would Explode”

Boston’s NPR affiliate reports: Asked about news reports that President Donald Trump wanted the Justice Department to investigate him, Comey responded that he never disclosed classified information. “I am a little bit numb to the president’s threats and tweets because there is nothing there,” Comey said. “Then I stop myself, because it’s wrong for me or anybody else to become …

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Trump Tried To Order DOJ To Prosecute Hillary, Comey

The New York Times reports: President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, …

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FBI Says No Photos Exist Of Mueller And Comey “Hugging And Kissing” (Trump Said He Has A Hundred)

The Hill reports: The FBI says it was unable to locate any photos of former FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller “hugging and kissing” after President Trump claimed he could provide 100 such images. BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold on Tuesday shared the Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed …

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Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow Claims NBC Deceptively Edited Trump’s 2017 Interview With Lester Holt [VIDEO]

“There is actually a transcript of the entire Lester Holt interview. And as you know, because you do TV and know that when there are interviews, there are edits and there is a longer transcript. And I will just tell you without disclosing any detail, that when you review the entire transcript, it is very clear as to what happened …

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Trump Seeks To Yank Security Clearance Of His Critics

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that he plans to meet with President Trump on Monday and ask him to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who has been a harsh critic of Trump on Russia and other issues. Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama, last week used the word “treasonous” to …

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Comey: If You Believe In America, Vote For Democrats

CNBC reports: Former FBI director and long-time Republican supporter James Comey is urging American voters to support Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. Comey’s tweet comes as tensions continue to boil over in Washington, following President Donald Trump’s extraordinary press briefing alongside his Russian counterpart in Helsinki on Monday. Speaking next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump repeatedly rejected the …

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Rosenstein Felt Manipulated By Trump In Comey Firing

The New York Times reports: In the days after the F.B.I. director James B. Comey was fired last year, the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, repeatedly expressed anger about how the White House used him to rationalize the firing, saying the experience damaged his reputation, according to four people familiar with his outbursts. In public, Mr. Rosenstein has shown …

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Comey: I’m So Embarrassed By Trump’s Migrant Policy, I Wanted To Tell Irish Customs Agents I’m Canadian

The Irish Times reports: Former FBI director James Comey has said he was so ashamed by his country’s separation of children and parents at the Mexican border that he and his wife had considered telling people they were Canadian on arriving in Ireland. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am …

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Trump Tells State TV: The FBI Was Plotting Against My Election And Comey Should Be Locked Up [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says the Justice Department watchdog report on the Clinton email probe shows the FBI was biased against him “at the top level” and was “plotting against my election.” Trump is giving an impromptu interview with Steve Doocy of “Fox & Friends” on the North Lawn of the White House Friday. He says of …

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Trump Praises His “Good Instincts” In Firing Comey

ABC News reports: After staying silent about the details of a much-awaited report on how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, President Donald Trump on Friday morning said the comment of a top FBI official that “we’ll stop” the Trump bid for President, demonstrated the political bias that he and other Republicans argue has infected …

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James Comey Defends Actions In NYT Op-Ed: While I Disagree With IG’s Report, I Respect Its Professionalism

Comey just published an op-ed in The New York Times: The Department of Justice’s independent watchdog, the inspector general, has released a report that is critical of my decisions as F.B.I. director during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email account. The report concludes that I was wrong to announce the F.B.I.’s completion of the investigation without coordinating with the attorney …

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Inspector General’s Report: Comey Broke From FBI Norms In Clinton Probe, But Was Not Motivated By Bias

Bloomberg reports: Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by political bias, the department’s watchdog found in a highly anticipated report. “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias …

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