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Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

21 Mai 2017

Critics have alleged that President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was an effort to stifle the FBI probe.

In the wide-ranging interview, the President also defended the timing of his firing of FBI Director James Comey earlier this week, saying, "There's really no right time to do it".

President Donald Trump took to twitter Friday morning to issue a dire warning to former FBI Director James Comey about trying to influence media coverage of his firing. Details of the dinner were first reported by The New York Times. "Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense". John Cornyn of Texas, explaining that "these are not normal circumstances".

"If these reports are true, the President's brazen attempt to shut down the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn is an assault on the rule of law that is fundamental to our democracy", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

Several candidates for the job have been interviewed Saturday at Justice Department headquarters in Washington.

"When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, this Russia-Trump thing is a made-up story", Mr. Trump told NBC News Thursday.

In an interview with Fox News Friday, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Sessions and Rosenstein were involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general.

"We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", Warner said, adding that he hopes to have Comey testify in a public hearing before his committee.

The FBI director had revealed in March that his agency was investigating possible links between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, as Moscow sought to interfere in the U.S. presidential elections previous year.

Mr Trump's pick will have to be confirmed by the Senate.

Ms Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney-general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division. An FBI director is sometimes put in the hard position of having to investigate a president's aides and associates, and it is vital that the director not fear reprisal for simply doing the required job.

This comes after acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took over for Comey's scheduled appearance to testify publicly about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation on Thursday.

Two new names, however, emerged on Saturday: FBI special agent Adam Lee and U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson.

Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director