WH says Trump has 'no intention' of firing Mueller, despite criticism

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 24, 2017

After weeks of speculation about possible taped conversations between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, the wait is over.

After that, Trump and top White House aides repeatedly refused to provide a straightforward answer about whether tapes existed - until Thursday, when Trump finally admitted in two carefully-phrased tweets that he made no tapes of his meetings with Comey.

In his Mueller comments in the Fox and Friends interview airing Friday, Trump also takes issue with the people Mueller is staffing his investigation with, saying they are "all Hillary Clinton supporters".

Meanwhile, Trump said he thinks the friendship between Comey and Mueller is "very bothersome", but stopped short of calling for Mueller's recusal.

The US President also said via Twitter on Thursday that he does not have any of the recordings previously mentioned.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is responding to President Donald Trump's tweet that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, saying, "This administration never ceases to amaze me".

In Friday's interview, however, Trump drew attention to a different part of Comey's testimony, in which Comey for the first time publicly confirmed Trump's claim that the FBI under Comey had not investigated Trump personally in relation to its Russian Federation investigation.

Mr Trump showed concern about that situation as well, telling Fox that Mr Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey which is bothersome".

"The reality is that he wanted to make sure that the truth came out", Spicer told Fox News' Bill Hemmer this morning. Trump tweeted on 12 May. "What a self-inflicted wound", Zeke Miller, the White House correspondent for Time Magazine, tweeted.

But the episode exhausted Trump's defenders and aides, who for weeks have been dodging questions about the recordings.

MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan has come under fire for likening President Trump to a suicide bomber.

Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public.

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. "I don't know how this serves the country's interests".

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