He also had harsh worlds for the president’s actions toward Comey. The FBI has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Hewitt did critique Trump’s suggestion that the White House cease holding briefings.
But the blowback from Comey’s firing left the White House reeling once again.
Donald Trump and James Comey.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, center, flanked by Sen.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has come in for particularly vicious attacks from Trump, according to two White House sources cited by AP. He had nominated only 73 people for Senate-confirmed position by May 3 compared to 193 President Barack Obama had nominated over the same period, according to the Partnership for Public Service. And when reports surfaced last week of Spicer meeting with reporters, at night, in the shadows among the bushes outside the White House, inspiration struck Lisa Kadonaga. “That was a DOJ decision”.
The next day, Vice President Pence told reporters that Rosenstein had independently reviewed and recommended that Comey be fired.
On Wednesday, Huckabee Sanders accused Comey of committing “atrocities” during the Clinton email investigation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plan to interview four candidates on Saturday for a nominee that Trump will send to the Senate.
Mr. Trump tweeted Friday morning that the recently fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey “better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” “Very simple. He wasn’t doing a good job”.
On Monday [May 8, 2017], the President met with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General and they discussed reasons for removing the Director.
In a tweet, Mr Trump appeared to issue a thinly veiled threat to Mr Comey, saying he had “better hope there are no tapes” of their conversations.
“Tell me again”, Comey asked him, “what you’re going to do in your retirement”.
An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found just 29 percent of Americans said they approve of the decision; 38 percent said they disapprove.
Trump, however, said it “wouldn’t be a bad question to ask”.
“I expect nothing short of someone beyond reproach and (it) will be exactly what the country needs”, said Warner, a Trump delegate at last year’s party convention.
A fourth person said he knew that Mr. Trump had recorded a phone conversation with him because it was later entered into evidence in a lawsuit. And the Democrats like him, Republicans like him. “He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey”. (Presumably that’s a reference to Guilfoyle, but what about Hannity?) Feeling beset on all sides, crippled by the perceived incompetence of his communications team, and distrustful of people like Priebus and Bannon who only became strong allies during the campaign, he’s reaching back to his pre-candidate days to find loyalty – Ivanka, Jared, Hicks, Schiller, and of course his friends at Fox News, the most doggedly Trump-loyal outlet on television. “Nearly all of them are very well-known”, Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.
A profile of Fisher on the firm’s website says her expertise lies in “international criminal matters relating to alleged bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, economic and export sanctions, and other cross border investigations”.