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Sean Spicer Denies Trump Tweet Was a Threat to James Comey

20 Mai 2017

The tweet caused a stir in the USA media. Last week, Trump had asked Rosenstein and Sessions to present the case for firing Comey in writing, according to the Post report.

Trump also disputed the allegations on TV by saying he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest.

Trump told NBC News that Comey is "a showboat, he's a grandstander".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused on Friday to deny that Donald Trump is secretly taping visitors. Trump told NBC's Lester Holt Thursday that Comey provided him during the dinner with an assurance that the president was not under investigation.

Trump predicts quick nomination to replace Comey at FBIU.S. President Donald Trump is predicting a quick nomination process to replace the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired this past week.

Trump abruptly fired former director James Comey on Tuesday after he allegedly requested more funding from the US Department of Justice to investigate purported Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. "The White House Correspondents' Association would object to any move that would threaten those constitutionally-protected principles". "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen".

WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out in a series of tweets Friday morning amid a firestorm over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, defending the shifting narrative and timeline his administration has offered for the decision.

Meanwhile, Fox News is reporting one of the candidates also being considered is former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Lindsey Graham has some advice for President Donald Trump: Stop tweeting about the Russian Federation investigation. He declined to do so at least twice during the dinner, The Times reported, citing two people close to Comey who had knowledge of the conversation. Trump tweeted on Friday.

When he came out with that scathing set of circumstances, the server... the emails, 33,000 emails...

Mr Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Mr Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding".

"I feel as though that's under assault and is eroding", Clapper said, adding that congressional Republicans should publicly condemn the president's recent activities.

Sean Spicer Denies Trump Tweet Was a Threat to James Comey