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Trump threatens to cancel all future news briefings

17 Mai 2017

Less than a week after Trump fired Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and Trump has said a decision could come before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president.

"The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement", President Trump said in a statement.

President Donald Trump's reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey are changing.

In a series of early morning tweets, Trump assailed critics and the media over their response to Comey's ouster, and threatened to cancel daily news briefings at the White House. It's going to go away.

Trump, like Nixon, may well be guilty of grave impeachable offenses - even graver offenses than Nixon's. And the new director will nearly certainly have to work to maintain the bureau's credibility by asserting political independence in the face of a president known for demanding loyalty from the people he appoints. "It wasn't bad, it's just part of the culture where he was living".

The decision is subject to confirmation by the US Senate, where Republicans have a majority. I'll be working hard for the people running for Congress and for the people running for the Senate. "Would I personally like that?" Trump's tweet on the China deal followed the administration's Thursday-evening announcement saying it had agreed with Beijing on improving the China-market access of USA beef producers, electronic-payments providers and natural-gas exporters, among others.

Rogers came endorsed by the FBI Agents Association, which said his diverse background makes him the best choice for the job.

The White House released a new timeline of events. Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday. "It may well produce impeachment proceedings, although we're very far from that possibility".

DETROW: You know, we don't, but I think there are a lot of signs pointing to the fact that it's probably tied to this investigation into Russia and whether or not there were any communications between Russian operatives and Trump's campaign. "Look at his Supreme Court pick".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that the Judiciary Committee, of which he is a member, needs Comey to appear before it to "clear the air". He said backlash to Comey's dismissal was "not resonating" with in voters.

Trump, who has been preparing for his first foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe late next week, also will deliver the commencement address to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on Wednesday. They wrote that, "Under normal circumstances, we would not consider credible any claims that the White House may have taped conversations of meetings with the president".

Read: Why investors still aren't freaking out over the Comey firing. "How that happened and the semantics of the timeline, people can debate over the next couple days".

Trump's threat to Comey comes at the tail end of after a tumultuous week in Washington for the administration.

Trump threatens to cancel all future news briefings