Comey called Trump 'crazy' after Obama wiretapping claims

  • Comey called Trump 'crazy' after Obama wiretapping claims

Comey called Trump 'crazy' after Obama wiretapping claims

Despite Trump's desperation and the mistakes he seems to make every single day, it will take enormous outrage by the citizenry, and an act of enormous political will by their representatives, to bring a halt to this this authoritarian madness. In a series of morning tweets, he said both Democrats and Republicans "will be thanking me".

I hope he accepts: "Ousted FBI Director James Comey has been invited to testify in a closed session next Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a committee aide".

Democrats intensified accusations on Wednesday that Comey's removal was meant to undermine the FBI probe and demanded an independent investigation.

Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, allowed that Trump could have used more "discretion" or "tact", but said he wasn't all that surprised at the move given the mood in Washington, D.C. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. "On CNN, Jeffrey Toobin told viewers, "[Comey] was sacked because he was investigating the White House".

"Today we will no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being done", McConnell said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., stood firmly behind Trump.

Responding to media reports that Comey had asked Rosenstein last week for a significant boost in resources for the agency's probe, Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in an email, "Totally false".

Comey was delivering a speech here in Los Angeles just down the road from my office when he learned, apparently at the same time as all the rest of us, that he had been fired by Trump at the urging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump's sudden firing of Comey shocked Washington and plunged Trump deeper into a controversy over his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation that has dogged the early days of his presidency. Above all else, the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election must continue.

"Archibald Cox was defying the president and taking his own course of action and making a decision that was very much placing Nixon in jeopardy", he said on PBS News Hour Tuesday.

Earlier Wednesday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rosenstein, to appear before the Senate to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding Trump's action. "Only a special prosecutor can do that work under these hard circumstances". Among those pressing for more aggressive efforts, Sen. There's no way they will be bullied by this president or any other. I look forward to learning more about the decision by the attorney general and deputy attorney general.

Harding Aslinger, a 70-year-old retiree who was visiting St. Louis's Gateway Arch from Chattanooga, Tennessee, called Comey's firing "necessary for the betterment of the government" and said he has "total confidence" in the president and his administration. While a number of prominent GOP lawmakers such as Sen. "But the point is that Trump is trying to prevent us from finding out". "And the few times he has done sit down interviews. many if not most have reduced clarity".

"The White House's timing here was less than impeccable and I think the president's selection of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director may be the most important selection he will make while he is president", Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a senior Republican. Rosenstein's letter said that Comey had mishandled the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails; another explanation for his firing, though, and one with more evidence to support it, is that Trump may have come to fear the breadth of the F.B.I. investigation into his campaign's and his associates' Russian connections.