Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

Comey's firing ignited a firestorm in Washington and has prompted speculation over whether Trump's decision hinged on his apparent anger at the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

"The founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the president, but it only works if someone fucking checks or balances", he continued. No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump.

The interview on Fox comes after a week of intense scrutiny of Trump following his unexpected dismissal of Comey.

The ACLU announced Monday that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department and FBI for records related to Donald Trump's abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Garland was President Barack Obama's pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after Scalia's death previous year.

Clapper then went on to provide new details about Comey's dinner with Trump shortly after his inauguration.

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Schumer said Sunday that if Trump is taping conversations, he must either submit the tapes to investigators or, if no tapes exist, apologize for misleading people about the possibility. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Comey's associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.

Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for ousting Comey.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be someone "not of partisan background" with "great experience" and "courage". As The Washington Post pointed out, the president used a similar construction in his wiretapping accusations against former President Barack Obama. Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, who was confirmed on a party-line vote last month. GOP leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have resisted appointing their own special counsel or commission to investigate, saying ongoing investigations within the FBI and House and Senate committees into Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election were enough. Mr Comey is said to have declined.

Al Cardenas, a former chairman of the American Conservative Union, said Republican lawmakers weare trying to give the president - a novice in government - space to learn but their patience extended only so far.

'I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally - and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system - and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally'.

Trump, who has reportedly grown increasingly distrustful of his staff amid an endless stream of White House leaks, kept a number of key staffers in the dark about his decision to fire the F.B.I. director, leaving only a close-knit circle of his top advisors privy to his thinking.

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