Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

More than a lack of momentum on major policy goals, Trump is said to be seething over the flood of leaks pouring out of the White House and into news reports. But it kind of rings hollow to act astonished and announce that you've never heard of such a thing before.

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.

"The president has nothing further to add on that", Spicer said three times.

The White House has been inconsistent in its explanation of Comey's firing, pointing on Tuesday to a memo written by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that suggested Comey's handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails had prompted his departure. But that hope reminds us that, in a much smaller way, the Democrats have contributed to the destruction of norms in Washington as well, and that the "nuclear option" triggered just a few years ago now deprives the Senate of any ability to reject a nominee through a filibuster. Tapes of John F Kennedy in the Oval Office helped cement his reputation as a strong leader during multiple crises.

Justice Department officials began interviewing candidates on Saturday to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.

Presidential historian Robert Dallek said Trump's predecessors have mostly avoided explicit demands for pledges of loyalty for practical political reasons, even beyond the historical principle that high officials' first allegiance should be to the constitution and country rather than one individual. But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. And the president's phone calls have been transmitted since 2011 using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), an Internet technology that sends voice messages as packets of digitized data.

According to The Hill, Trump tweeted a short time after CNN ran a report on the meeting and subsequent dissemination of photos that featured a discussion about whether Russian Federation was laughing at the United States. Rogers isn't among them, but he is on a list of more than a dozen people the president is considering.

"We can make a fast decision", Mr. Trump said.

Trump admitted to NBC that "this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russia" was on his mind when he chose to fire Comey, calling it a "made up story". "That is dangerously close to obstruction of justice". John Conyers Jr. (Mich.) and Elijah E. Cummings (Md.).

He increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesman, according to multiple people who have spoken with him.

But Nixon's recordings are the most famous.

If Trump did record conversations with former FBI Director Jame Comey, the president will have to turn those tapes over to Congress, both Republican and Democrats said on Sunday. The president was asked whether he could announce an Federal Bureau of Investigation candidate by Friday - when that trip overseas is set to begin.

For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Mr Trump's handling of Mr Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. And BuzzFeed News reported previous year that Trump listened in on calls made by staff at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings.

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"No, we're taping it as well", the reporter replied. "President Trump without a doubt understands that", Giuliani said. "And so we are all on this, because I'm taping it also".

Eight candidates had interviews Saturday: Texas Sen.

Suddenly, the line went dead.

"In your letter, you said, 'I accept their recommendation, '" Holt said. "I heard some of it, though. Do you have any good questions to ask him?" He was the third interviewee of the day. Unless I have them every two weeks and I do it myself.

The first person to be interviewed for the position was Alice Fisher, who served as assistant attorney general for the criminal division during the George W. Bush administration.