Today Is All Comey All the Time

Wendy Jensen
May 12, 2017

Democrats have pounced on the president amid a massive backlash over his sudden decision to fire Comey on Tuesday, just as the spy agency was investigating whether Trump's campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation in an attempt to sway the United States election in the Republican's favour.

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"You were upset at that time about Director Comey and how he had been very public about the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of her private email server, her private email while secretary of state, just so that our audience is aware", Keilar said.

Because if the Administration truly had objections to the way Director Comey handled the Clinton Investigation, they would have had them the minute the President got into office.

The president said he will hire someone "who will do a far better job" in restoring the FBI's prestige.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued a one-sentence statement late Tuesday thanking Comey for his service.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said only: "Once the Senate receives a nomination, we look forward to a full, fair and timely confirmation process to fill the director position". The FBI has not confirmed that Comey ever made those assurances to the president.

Behind the apparent Democratic turnabout on Comey: While his pronouncements about his probe into Clinton's handling of emails infuriated them, he's also the man who'd been looking into whether Trump's campaign had colluded with Russians.

The FBI is now investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Comey also testified last week that he had already been interviewed by the inspector general's investigators and expected to be again.

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The former England captain, 46, tweeted: "Devastated for @rovers and for the fans. He said: "Whether the journey for me continues or not, let's see.

In a letter to Mr Comey, Mr Trump said the sacking was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but his political opponents were quick to compare the president's actions to those of one of his predecessors, Richard Nixon, during the Watergate affair that eventually toppled him. Multiple reports Wednesday also said that Comey had recently requested more resources for the Russian Federation probe. Then-president Bill Clinton dismissed William Sessions amid allegations of ethical lapses in 1993.

This occurred in 2003 when a special counsel investigated the disclosure of the identity of intelligence officer Valerie Plame.

But his prominent role in the 2016 presidential campaign raised questions about his judgment and impartiality. Two of the tweets defended his decision.

Mrs Clinton has blamed Mr Comey for her election defeat.

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