White House Says Hillary Clinton 'Would Have Fired Comey Immediately'
22:30, May 11, 2017
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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", Comeysaid 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".
That wing is led by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a doctor who worked for decades in a charity hospital, and Susan Collins of Maine. Now that Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to repeal Obamacare, the work is shifting to the Senate.
Many firms are leaving profits outside the USA seemingly in perpetuity, or until the US makes repatriation less onerous. Most economists forecast that a modest tax cut package - smaller than Trump's - is far more likely to become law.
At first blush, the tax cuts look smaller than President Ronald Reagan's in 1981, which were the biggest ever. If the Trump administration's plan to lower tax rates becomes law, it will likely benefit McVey.
But Thomas quickly erased the Bulls' only lead at 65-63 by scoring 10 in a 12-0 run and assisting Al Horford on the other hoop. We've just got to play for one another and play for the moment at hand, which is the playoffs, and have fun with it.
The 28-year-old Darling had a career-best 18 wins and a 2.38 goals-against average in 32 games for the Hawks this season. I thought they sort of took it to us in that aspect (in Game 3) and forced turnovers and forced mistakes.
Playing in Game 7 at home for the fourth straight season, Anaheim has been outscored 8-0 in the first period of those games. Even though 97 was kept off the scoresheet in that 7-1 rout, he was as risky as ever and teams have to respect that.
Washington is one of the best fast break teams in the NBA, so it is extremely important to take care of the basketball on offense. Both know their roles and do it well as they have recorded career-highs in field goal- and three-point percentage.
Collins also took issue with the bill's failure to adjust the size of its tax credits based on people's income or where they live. The House last week narrowly passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, sending the bill to the Senate.
SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns heard from Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula residents at Ravendale on Monday night. For the 20th year, North Country Community Mental Health will conduct its annual 5-kilometer fun run/1-mile walk.
For instance, the AARP is lobbying against changes to how insurers price plans that are sold to older Americans. Trump tweeted from his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he has stayed since late Thursday.
Defenseman Kris Russell had a pair of assists for the Oilers, who took Game 1 of the series 5-3 and Game 2 by a score of 2-1. Kerdiles was brought to Edmonton as an extra forward in case another had to be scratched due to illness or injury.
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Braden Holtby, who holds the highest save percentage in playoff history, has not exactly looked like himself this postseason. But it didn't matter, as Fleury stayed locked in all game long. "Saving that lead, when you can do it, it's a good feeling".
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The news led to an understandably emotional scene in the Houston locker room, but Beverley elected play in Sunday's Game 4 . They're guarding the rim. "But they were that intense, they were that focused and professional, and we were not".
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With that group on the floor, the Cavaliers shot 62 percent from the floor and outscored the Pacers 35-23 in the fourth quarter. He hit 1 of 2 free throws to seal the game and finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
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After outshooting the Penguins 35-21 in their Game 1 loss, the Capitals came out firing with 10 of the first 11 shots Saturday. Shattenkirk is an outstanding player, and he has a lengthy track record of success in the National Hockey League to prove it.
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If we come together out there on the floor no matter what happens, as long as we come together, we can compete with anybody". In the past this might have unsettled the Raptors, but these are not the Raptors who cower at the sight of an early deficit.
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I love the player, and he is capable of carrying this team to a title, but there's not room for him on my DFS roster this evening. Also, in the Game 1 , the Blazers Damian Lillard added 34 points on 12-26 shooting and CJ McCollum had 41 points on 16-28.