Comey tried to hide in White House curtains to avoid Trump

Comey tried to hide in White House curtains to avoid Trump

Comey tried to hide in White House curtains to avoid Trump

Following a almost two-hour, all-senators briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Graham said the appointment of special counsel means Congress is "pretty well knocked out of the game, and that's probably the way it should be".

President Donald Trump called recently fired FBI Director James Comey a "nut job" before telling Russian officials in the White House last week that ousting the director had relieved "great pressure" from him.

Trump and the White House initially said that he'd chose to fire Comey on Rosenstein's advice, before walking that back some, with the president acknowledging he'd already made that decision.

Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, said he also believes Rosenstein's memo had little to do with the president's decision.

Rosenstein had the responsibility of deciding to appoint a special counsel because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former surrogate for the Trump campaign, has recused himself from decisions on the issue. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). If Trump does appoint someone with a political past, Senate Democrats are considering what leverage they have to stop it.

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Trump appeared to criticize Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he stood mere feet away, saying that country's rate of coca production is too high. "I'm fine with whatever people want to do, but we have to get back to running this country really, really well". At the same time, Trump is under scrutiny for allegedly asking James Comey, former FBI director just fired by Trump, to halt an investigation into the relations between former Trump's national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.

Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel seems to have helped redeem his reputation as a nonpartisan operative.

A November 25 news release from Trump's transition team quoted Lieberman praising Trump's selection of K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser. "Mr. Rosenstein has done the right thing", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor.

Trump later said he meant to fire Comey regardless of the Justice Department's advice, and that he had the FBI's probe into alleged Russian election interference in mind when he did so. "I think it divides the country".

"I actually thought when I made that decision - and I also got a very strong recommendation, as you know, from the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - but when I made that decision I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision", he said. Committees in both houses of Congress have invited Comey to testify publicly. "I hope that we don't inadvertently trip up or damage the independent investigation of the special counsel", he said.

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President Donald Trump may regret his criticism of the naming of a special counsel to take over the Russian Federation probe, former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker told CNBC on Friday. The unusual gathering - which lawmakers described as sober, if not particularly revealing - was scheduled before Rosenstein allayed much of their concerns by naming former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as a special counsel.

"Walls work. Just as Israel", Trump said, apparently referring to its West Bank barrier.

"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", he said.

Trump has repeatedly slammed the FBI and congressional investigations as a "hoax" and blamed disgruntled officials at intelligence agencies for leaking information related to the probes.

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