Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

Paterniano Del Favero
Mag 19, 2017

Mr Comey has not commented since he was sacked.

The Republican senator said Sunday that Trump should stop publicly commenting on the investigation following the President's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which he subsequently tweeted about throughout the week.

"It's clear he's doing everything he can to obstruct the investigation", he said, "and we can't let him do that'".

Representative Gerry Connolly (Democrat-Virginia) accused Trump of witness intimidation after the Comey tweet.

Trump has become characteristically active on Twitter in the last few days as questions mount about the incident.

Spicer did not respond to question that whether the White House taped the conversation between Trump and Comey, which the president was referring to.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer subsequently refused to clarify whether Trump records conversations in the Oval Office, and said he was "not aware" whether Trump recorded his exchanges with Comey.

Meanwhile, some details surrounding the president's firing of Comey have already begun to seep out, though as is so often true it seems to be a case of he said, the other he said. And he said he feared the world would no longer take Trump at his word.

President Trump said Saturday that he could name a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week, as four or more candidates are being interviewed at Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. When pressed further, Comey reportedly agreed to give Trump his "honest loyalty".

Comey reportedly declined to testify at a closed Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. The problem with the special counsel is what will the special counsel investigate?

"Having regular press briefings is key to giving journalists the ability to do their jobs", Mason said. In July, Comey said in a press conference that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton.

Lindsey Graham has some advice for President Donald Trump: Stop tweeting about the Russian Federation investigation.

On Thursday, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt during an interview that he was going to fire Comey regardless of the DOJ's recommendations.

"In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story; it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", Trump said.

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