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Paul Ryan Completely Sides With Trump on Comey Firing

12 Mai 2017

As Democrats demand an investigation into the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey, US media reported on Wednesday that, days before his dismissal, the US's top detective had requested additional funds to investigate Russia's possible meddling in the 2016 election - and any possible links to Donald Trump's campaign.

A congressional source with knowledge of the matter said Mr Comey told lawmakers within the past few days he had asked the Justice Department for additional resources - mainly more staffing - for the Russian Federation probe.

"I know I'm not under investigation", Trump told Holt in an advance clip released from the 30-minute long interview which will air Thursday night on NBC Nightly News.

"Today I reiterate the need for Congress to establish a Select Committee with full investigatory powers to thoroughly examine this matter".

"Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the FBI Director at various times for various reasons and called for his ouster", Comstock, who formerly worked with Comey at the Justice Department, said in a statement. The FBI has been in turmoil.

"As you know, Senator, the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions, so there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date", McCabe said. "It hasn't recovered from that".

But you can count on questions about the Trump team's contacts with Russian Federation continuing to swirl on multiple fronts " as well as partisan wrangling over who should investigate what.

In a letter co-signed by 20 attorneys general from around the nation, Madigan and other top officials called the firing of FBI Director James Comey "a violation of public trust".

White House officials cited Comey's handling of an email investigation centered on former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as a means to fire him.

"I feel like what happened yesterday was truly shocking, and the Republicans won't stand up and do what they should without somebody pressing them", said demonstrator Kelli Rowedder, a 34-year-old teacher from Washington.

Comey was in the third year of his 10 year term, when he was dismissed by Trump in a surprise move. The White House yesterday said Comey had lost the confidence of Trump, who was looking to fire him from day one.

"We had a very nice dinner at the White House very early on". Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are being probed by the Department of Justice's Inspector General for their actions during the 2016 presidential election, while at the same time foreign counter-intelligence agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the Kremlin's efforts to influence or compromise Trump campaign associates. We have a House investigation by our Intelligence Committee, which is the appropriate committee to do that, I believe.

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters she understood that Comey was seeking more resources for the FBI investigation.

Trump fumed over Comey's choice to investigate Russian Federation but not the leaks to journalists.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has pointed to bipartisan support for Rosenstein to play down criticism of Comey's abrupt dismissal. "I mean he told me that", the president said. "I am not under investigation".

Paul Ryan Completely Sides With Trump on Comey Firing