When questioned about the statement that the director informed the president he wasn't the subject of an FBI investigation, Trump told Holt that Comey informed him over dinner. Hillary Clinton, and many who have analyzed the 2016 election, believe Comey's behavior cost Hillary the win.
Durbin, on "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, suggested that the president's move to fire Comey amid its Trump-Russia investigation was "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice".
Wednesday: "No", Sanders said, when asked if the president had already chose to fire Comey on Monday when he asked Rosenstein for the memo. "And as a outcome, I was not aware of the counterintelligence investigation Director Comey first referred to during his testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence on the 20th of March, and that comports with my public statements". Trump, who called several senators, gave this as the reason for his actions. (When asked whether he was "moving so quickly" that his own communications department couldn't keep up with him, Trump responded with a forceful "Yes.") His solution?
McCabe also pointed out the remarkable nature of Trump's version of his conversations with Comey. I hope you won't either. The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration.
"We don't have press conferences", he said, "...unless I have every two weeks and I do 'em myself, we just don't have them. Secondly, it was an admission that he had fired Comey to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.
"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts", Comey added. The existence of the tapes was revealed by one of Nixon's aides, Alexander Butterfield.
Trump wrote: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
Trump's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticized Comey's firing. The White House tried to fool everyone but has fooled no one because of the media's vigilance.
As Trump tries to put the Russian Federation probe in the background, the nation's top law-enforcement agency shows no sign of backing down in the face of the president's criticism. While his supporters say they wanted to shake things up by voting for him, I doubt they wanted to undo our democracy. "Because I can't trust that what I say to the president isn't going to be misconstrued and used against me because I don't do what he wants".