Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week, and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings. The Watergate scandal accelerated drastically when it was revealed Nixon taped conversations in the White House. Trump's warning to fired FBI Director James Comey prompted new accusations of interference in an investigation into allegations of collaboration between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign a year ago. In their joint letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, Reps.

"When I talked to Sen. I think it's a good idea".

As a student at a high school where most people lean Republican (St. Paul's), I had been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump throughout the election cycle and was ecstatic when his victory was announced.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details.

The White House refusal to elaborate left open several questions: Had Trump, as his predecessor had in the 1970s, been covertly taping conversations? Was he trying to intimidate Comey?

As James Comey boarded a jet in Los Angeles and flew back to Washington, having learned while speaking to field office staff a few hours earlier that he had been fired as FBI Director, focus turned to October 20 1973. Or was it merely a button-pushing claim launched over frustration at news coverage of the controversy. Comey's associates said that Trump had asked for the meeting, and he wasn't sure if he should go, but felt like he couldn't refuse.

To understand why James Comey is a household name in the first place (his predecessor Robert Mueller headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 12 years - but you may not know his name) it's important to recall that he made two key interventions during the presidential campaign. Responsible for the faithful execution of the laws and the integrity of the system of justice, Mr. Trump has chosen to actively dispute the basis for an ongoing FBI investigation that affects his interests.

- If so, could the White House please provide copies of the president's conversations with Comey; conversations about the hiring or firing of Russia-friendly former general Michael Flynn and the meeting this week with Russia's ambassador and foreign minister? He also, like Nixon, has grown increasingly isolated in the White House, recently relying on only a small circle of family members and loyal advisers while livid about the West Wing's failing efforts to get ahead of the damaging Russian Federation story, according to several people close to Trump.

Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump.

Trump allies come up with the wrong response to the Comey bombshell
Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", according to the statement. So now, such signals are a major issue - not merely of obstruction of justice , but of high crimes and misdemeanors.

The District of Columbia has a "one-party consent" law, meaning it is not a crime to tape a phone call or conversation as long as one person in the conversation is aware that he or she is being recorded.

The night Mr Trump fired Mr Comey, the White House said the president acted based on advice from Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein.

Kelly was commissioner of the New York City Police Department for more than a decade, serving two mayors.

Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday not to talk to the media, a highly unusual move that prompted fresh charges the president is trying to silence the man who led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation.

"Yes well, one of the things we did do is we invited Comey to come and testify on Tuesday".

Separately, Comey has declined to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he was asked to appear next week as part its attempt to find the circumstances in which he was sacked by Trump. Trump, meanwhile, takes a different view, tweeting that Comey "gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" Trump said he would not talk about the existence of any tapes. The FBI director also dismisses the president's tweets alleging that Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the election. But as Democrats and Republicans began to increasingly question Mr Trump's decision, Mr Spicer and two prominent spokeswomen hurried to defend the president on TV.

CNN cited an unnamed source as saying Mr Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Mr Trump may have of their conversations. "He said, you are not under investigation", Trump said. He's said he wanted Comey gone and would have fired him regardless.

The President chose this medium of communication to issue a threat against someone who could be a witness in an obstruction investigation-the former Director of the FBI. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

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