So it is all the more imperative that Mr. Trump act promptly in choosing a man or woman to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation who can not be impugned or pushed around, and that the ongoing probes of the 2016 campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Congress proceed without obstacles no matter where they lead.
One would expect Republicans to jump to defend their party's president like this, but even some members of the mainstream press have bought into the Trump administration's superficial reasoning.
Again, Trump brought the issue back to Russian Federation, referencing a former head of intelligence's assertion that Trump was, to his knowledge, not colluding with Moscow.
"So she [Clinton] should have fired him, but he [Trump] shouldn't fire him", Alexander asked the congresswoman, in a highly contentious discussion during which he seemed unable to see the simple distinction. "It's a totally rigged system". If the president is the target, the matter belongs to the House. He welcomes Comey with comments such as, "Oh, there's James, he's become more famous than me", before patting him on the back and shaking his hand.
The president showed no concern that the request might be viewed as meddling in the active FBI investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says "there's no reason to believe he doesn't [have the president's full confidence] at this time".
The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. "You know that, I know that. You know, it's going to be interesting".
"The US president also acknowledged that Russia was on his mind when he made the decision to sack James Comey, who had been heading a probe into suspected Russian influence in the 2016 election".
Later, Trump tweets that Comey was "the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds".
"This is why I'm confused", Alexander said to Waters.
That startling admission fanned suggestions that Trump may be interfering with the investigation and promoted Comey allies to refute Trump's account of events.
Mr. Comey's account, his answer to Mr. Trump's initial question apparently did not satisfy the president, the associates said. A letter released to the public says his decision was based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". "I said, 'If it's possible would you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said, 'You are not under investigation, '" Trump recounted, repeating an assertion made when the White House announced Comey's firing Tuesday.
May 11, 2017 - Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells Senate Intelligence Committee that "Comey enjoyed broad support within the FBI and still does to this day".
Since we are partners as we are friends and friendly countries, you should deport him as soon as legal procedures are complete". The public reaction for this decision could have significant repercussions for the U.S.'s image and standing in the world.
That outbreak was not connected to the massive epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that left thousands dead. That experience helped Congolese authorities respond effectively to an outbreak in 2014 that killed 49 people.
Donald Trump attacked the long-standing Senate procedure, when striking out at a negotiated budget deal on Capitol Hill. Why haven't Republicans already used reconciliation to get around hardline Democratic opposition to Trump's policies?
The Edmonds Food Bank at United Methodist Church and the Westgate Chapel Food Bank together serve over 10,000 families per year. The United States Postal Service will partner with United Way again this year for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive .
The F30 BMW 3 Series has been enhanced with new, standard equipment as part of a sweeping update to the company's model line-up. But now things are different. "We are refreshing our entire product portfolio and strengthening the performance side".
Underlying inflation is stuck below the RBA's target band of 2-3 percent with wages crawling at their slowest pace on record. That measure alone is expected to raise an additional $8.2 billion of taxes in its first two and a half years in operation.
Speaking after the second round at the Players Championship on Friday, McIlroy acknowledged that he had aggravated his back. He just didn't expect to be punished like this. "There's just not really a moment where you can let up", Hughes said.
Next week we need an answer, if we go for a holiday, he will [either] accept a contract or we will sell the player. Koeman also discussed how much time Barkley has at his disposal before revealing his decision to Everton .
On the court, he's one of the most dynamic offensive playmakers in the 2017 NBA Draft as a lethal slasher and gifted facilitator. Philly is now projected to have the No. 4 overall pick, and will also get the Lakers' pick if it falls out of the top three.
Addressing his supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre, Macron said he would defend France and Europe. No timetable was given for a possible meeting with Macron, who will take the oath of office on Sunday.
Mr Bowen said his party was still dissecting the increase to the Medicare levy, which it is proposed will raise about $8 billion. So the Treasurer has delivered a budget that lifts the Medicare levy for all but the lowest income earners in two years' time.
They looked for evidence of the location of Sterling's right hand as he struggled with the officers who tried to subdue him. The shooting sparked nationwide protests amid a fierce debate over police treatment of minorities.
Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons
No newly authorised aid had been delivered yet, Hassan said , but he added that "I believe this support will arrive soon". An SDF commander, identified only as Abdelqader, declined to specify dates at a news conference, citing tactical reasons.
Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity
Caitlyn Jenner has credited the " Caitlyn " inside her for winning her gold medal in the decathlon in the 1976 Olympic games. Jenner publicly revealed her transition in 2015 and has transformed herself into an activist for the transgender community.
US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing
NASA completed its first ISS spacewalk on December 7, 1998, just 17 days after the space station first launched. As the spacewalk concluded, Whitson said it was "amazing" to have completed the station's 200th spacewalk.
Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover
EA notes that more information on Madden NFL 18 will be shown at EA Play on June 10, including a "brand-new mode". Players that have appeared on the cover have found their careers shortened, or have found themselves injured.
DeVos Greeted With Boos At College Commencement
Jacari Harris, a junior and former student body president, told the Washington Post that the education secretary was " awesome ". That gives us profound understanding of the thousands of petitions signed calling for Jackson's resignation.
NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2
Though the players are late round picks, don't think that means they're any less important than the people drafted before them. The first stunning move was the Bears trading with the 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2.
Murray out in third round
David Goffin awaits the victor of that clash after the Belgian beat world number six Milos Raonic 64, 62. France s Kristina Mladenovic also reached the last four in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 over Sorana Cristea.
Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT
Without star Kawhi Leonard , Green took over in the final minute with Spurs trailing by 1. "I just missed shots", Harden said. Despite both his ankle and knee bothering him, Leonard still led the way for San Antonio with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system
The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. While taking the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he's open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions.
Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy captured
Mainhart was a five-year veteran of the Yell County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Bill Gilkey said. Negotiators are attempting to make contact with the individual during the hostage situation.
Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99
Atlanta let Washington bleed 10 seconds off the clock without fouling before grabbing a defensive board in a four-point game. The Wizards avoided the dismal start that essentially ruined their hopes in Game 3 before the first quarter was done.