US President Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

US President Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

US President Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

"One of things that is so painful to watch as a career prosecutor who loves the Department of Justice", McQuade says, "is I see this constant eroding of public trust in our institutions". Already Trump's decision appears to have emboldened the Senate intelligence committee investigating into Russia's election interference and the president's associates, with lawmakers announcing a subpoena for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.

The White House narrative behind Comey's dismissal became even more convoluted last night during an interview with President Trump and NBC's Lester Holt.

The Trump administration offered conflicting reasons for the dismissal, and on Thursday, Trump contradicted the White House's original announcement that Trump made a decision to fire Comey this week on recommendations from his attorney general and deputy attorney general.

Tweeting this morning, Trump defended his press staff, stating he's so "active", "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!.", with the implication that he may cancel White House press briefings.

Many agents believe Comey was treated poorly by the administration, and acting FBI director and the FBI Agents Association contradicted White House claims that their old boss had lost the confidence of "rank and file" employees. Trump's visible anger and erratic tweets prompted a reporter to ask Spicer on Friday if the president was "out of control". Briefly during the presidential transition, Trump aides had discussed moving press out of the briefing room.

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said on "Meet the Press" that Trump has is obligated "to pick somebody beyond reproach outside the political lane".

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"The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created", he said, adding, "I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all. but we don't know all the evidence yet". But the nominee will require only a simple majority vote in the 100-member Senate, meaning Republicans can use their 52-48 majority to confirm the next director without needing Democratic votes.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigations have clouded Mr Trump's presidency since he took office on Jan 20, threatening to overwhelm his policy priorities.

"We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", he said.

Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

At his Senate confirmation hearings, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a staunch Trump supporter, failed to disclose campaign-trail meetings he had with a Russian ambassador. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the choice should be "certainly somebody not of a partisan background, certainly somebody of great experience and certainly somebody of courage".

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