White House Says Hillary Clinton 'Would Have Fired Comey Immediately'

Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein became more and more critical of Trump's decision as events unfolded: "As I reflect on the decision to dismiss Director Comey, I become incredulous thinking about the ongoing FBI investigation into Russia's interference with our presidential election and possible connections to associates of the Trump campaign and administration". Judging panels, led in past seasons by Trump, Martha Stewart, or most recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger, checked in on every team throughout the episode and understood each group's pain points.

"Congress and the American people need a transparent explanation as to how this decision was reached and why it was executed at this time. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply", Comey said in a letter to agents and colleagues. I hope you won't either.

The Deputy White House Press Secretary (and daughter of Mike Huckabee if you were wondering) stood in for Spicey on Wednesday, interestingly right after she went on TV to tell America to forget about this whole Russian Federation thing.

Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing that investigation, was also the face of Mr Trump's decision to fire Mr Comey: The administration released a lengthy memo from Mr Rosenstein recommending that Mr Comey be removed, citing the way he handled the investigation into Mrs Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state.

In his first remarks since firing Comey, President Trump said, "He wasn't doing a good job". The firing happened the night before, which made it impossible for late night hosts to react, as they film their shows earlier in the day. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation inquiry after it was discovered he spoke privately with Kislyak last summer and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner also acknowledged that he had met with Kislyak previous year in Trump Tower.

In a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, Comey said he wouldn't spend time thinking about why and how the president fired him, and told his former colleagues to do the same. "Very simply. He was not doing a good job", Trump told reporters while sitting alongside Kissinger.

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That call , which was still online earlier Monday, appeared to have been taken down by the afternoon hearing. He added: "We've been very consistent since the first day of this administration on this".

Former Republican congressman Mike Rogers is being considered as a candidate to replace Comey, a senior White House official said.

Senate Republicans questioned the timing of the firing, but they sought to squash demands for a special counsel to independently review Trump-Russia ties, the Globe's Astead W. Herndon reports.

No one at the White House had informed him.

Kissinger was National Security Advisor under Richard Nixon - one of many things in the last 24 hours that people have likened to the Watergate scandal.

As pointed out by the Hill's Niall Stanage, the timeline also contradicts the official account that DOJ officials independently urged Trump to fire Comey. He added, "As the chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Oversight Subcommittee, I have reached out to the Deputy Attorney General for clarity on his rationale for recommending this action".


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