On social media, Trump wonders "what changed" for Democrats regarding Comey

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 12, 2017

But he seems to be doing okay.

"You've got a House committee, a Senate committee and Department of Justice all working on this", Sanders said.

Trump advisers said the president met with Rosenstein, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday after learning that they were at the White House for other meetings.

Sanders said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has strong bipartisan support and is "independent enough" to carry out the investigation.

A few hours after news of Comey's firing broke, top Trump representatives, including White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, appeared on television defending the president's decision and reflecting his frustration with the Russian Federation investigation.

The White House says Comey's firing was motivated exclusively by concerns over his handling of the high-stakes probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. The firing, which the White House indicated was because of his handling of the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers, sent shockwaves throughout Washington and beyond.

Comey was in the third year of his 10-year term, when he was dismissed by Trump. After stewing last weekend while watching Sunday talk shows at his New Jersey golf resort, Mr. Trump decided it was time. There was "something wrong with" Mr. Comey, he told aides.

"The president had lost confidence in Director Comey".

These are just a handful of vulnerable members who will be among the most critical lawmakers to watch in the coming days for how they react to the still-unfolding saga around Comey's firing.

Even before Mr Trump fired Mr Comey, Democrats have repeatedly been calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor, often called an independent or special counsel.

The position is now held by Andrew McCabe, who was the senior deputy to Mr Comey.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose pointed out to Sanders that claims of a "near uprising" had been previously disputed by CBS News reporting.

Meanwhile, James Comey was spotted in "casual apparel" outside his home in Virginia.

"There is no one I have encountered in Clintonworld who views this as a positive development", Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign's former communications director, told The Times. "I can tell you that I hold Director Comey in the absolute highest regard, I have the highest respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity, and it has been the greatest privilege and honor of my professional life to work with him".

"Regardless of how you think Director Comey handled the unprecedented complexities of the 2016 election cycle, the timing of this firing is very troubling", said Republican Sen. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, known for his personal integrity, said it is very hard to leave a group of people who are "committed only to doing the right thing". My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. "There's nothing there. It's time to move on and frankly it's time to focus on the things the American people care about".

At least someone is holding it together.

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