Donald Trump Keeps Making the Comey Fiasco Worse

Aaron Brown
May 17, 2017

Trump is said to have been furious at his communications team - led by Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Communications Director Michael Dubke - for what he has characterized as their failure to defend his decision to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, The New York Times reported Friday.

In a separate interview with ABC News, the former spy chief described Comey's firing as "another victory on the scoreboard" for the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Luttig, the general counsel for Boeing Corp., is viewed as a conservative legal powerhouse from his tenure as a judge on the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and his time as a Justice Department lawyer. The FBI has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the USA election and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.

Democrats cast the decision to fire Comey as an effort to obstruct the FBI's probe, a charge the White House has denied. "No one from the White House".

Trump made the remarks to reporters prior to speaking to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, where he did not mention Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused.

President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at JFK International Airport in New York, May 4, 2017.

He also cast doubt on White House claims that Mr Comey had lost the confidence of his staff.

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Last week, the White House repeatedly changed its tune about the firing - and the President's suggestion on Friday that he may have recorded conversations with Comey has led to comparisons to President Nixon.

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Clapper said that the "very disturbing" dismissal last week highlighted clashes between the intelligence community and the Republican president, who has been accused of getting help from Russian Federation to win the race for the White House.

If Trump was taciturn, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, who served under the Obama administration, was not, crashing into the debate over the weekend by accusing Trump of placing America's democratic institutions "under assault" in an interview with CNN Sunday.

"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.

"Yes, that's true", Trump said.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said on Sunday there may come a time when a special prosecutor is needed but not now. It was an event that turned both the opinion of the American public and of some of those within Nixon's Republican Party against him.

"If the propaganda "destroy-Trump" media - if they're gonna smear and slander him and his administration and his family and lie about facts and what he's done, why bother", Hannity said.

On the question of whether Trump fired Comey because of his mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server when she was secretary of state, 38 percent agreed, 43 percent disagreed and 19 percent had no opinion.

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