Trump's bodyguard was one of the few in the loop on Comey

  • Trump's bodyguard was one of the few in the loop on Comey

Trump's bodyguard was one of the few in the loop on Comey

Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. If Trump fired Comey for investigating the Russian Federation scandal, the president has committed an impeachable offense. She also expressed the White House hope that the Russian Federation investigation would wrap soon.

Democratic lawmakers have called for a special prosecutor to handle an independent investigation into Russian meddling into the United States and whether there are any ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow.

Ms Wright said there's now a call for a special prosecutor to be put in charge of the FBI investigation into the Trump-Russia connection.

McConnell said "too much is at stake" to halt an investigation already in progress, though some in his own party appear to leave the door open to such a process.

The tipping point reportedly came when Trump exploded at Comey's testimony before Congress in which the FBI Director said he felt "mildly nauseous" about the possibility that his actions affected the election results, a remark the President is said to have construed as a put-down. Yet calls for an independent investigation into the Trump-Russia accusations have grown since Trump's election, from both sides of the aisle, including leading Republicans such as Vista Rep.

"We consider it to be a highly significant investigation", he said. Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsWhite House: Our story on Comey firing is consistent Giuliani: "I'm not gonna be Federal Bureau of Investigation director" Dem lawmaker urges Justice Dept. watchdog to probe Comey firing MORE has recused himself from the case.

The Justice Department said Sessions was interviewing candidates to serve as an interim replacement.

It comes after he signed a letter terminating Comey's 10-year appointment early, saying he acted based on "clear recommendations" from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Defending the firing, White House officials said Trump's confidence in Comey had been eroding for months.

Trump's aides and spokespersons tripped over each other in trying to explain and rationalize the President's decision amid explosive disclosures that surfaced by the hour on Wednesday and Thursday.

"It's hard to avoid the conclusion that the president's decision to remove Director Comey was related to the Russian Federation investigation", Warner said, "and that is truly unacceptable".

Former Republican Congressman Mike Rogers is under consideration to succeed Comey, according to senior White House officials.

"Because he wasn't doing a good job", the president said.

It's unclear whether Rosenstein was aware his report would be used to justify the director's ouster. "With that being said, the timing...if you're [Trump] citing in the letter that you have a problem with Comey as a result of something that happened last summer, why are you firing him today".

McCabe, who joined the FBI 20 years ago and became deputy director last year, is respected within the bureau. Apparently the White House had expected Democrats to largely welcome the decision, given their outrage over Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation.

As for Comey, he was speaking to agents at the FBI's field office in Los Angeles when news of his firing broke.

"Nobody wants this to be finished and completed more than us", she said.