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Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey
The president’s tweets on the firing of James Comey
“Comey took notes,” Trump said Thursday. “He said during his investigation he said he could not remember the last time he wrote a memo.”
Weeks before Comey was fired, Trump said it was possible the former FBI chief was “totally under the gun” from the president. The president said it was all a “conspiracy.”
Comey later told The Associated Press he couldn’t remember a memo being written.
When The Washington Post reported the meeting with the Russian lawyer that the FBI director didn’t keep in his notes, White House aides and Trump have argued that Comey should have kept his memos.
The president told The Post on Jan. 14: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
But the White House also told reporters on Jan. 12 Trump made no mention of the meeting during a television interview.
Comey was fired by Trump on May 9, the day after he gave a statement to lawmakers saying he hadn’t had a conversation with the president about Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
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The president also reportedly asked White House chief of staff John Kelly to fire Comey, and Kelly ultimately denied the request.
The meeting of Russian officials had been widely reported, and Trump said in an interview with NBC that he asked Comey to pledge his independence before the FBI director, whom he had dismissed for lying about meetings he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the campaign.
Trump denied that any of the conversations he had with the president at the Oval Office about whether he should drop the investigation were classified.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say on Thursday if Kelly directed the firing, noting that he could only comment on reports and that they would be “fact-based and accurate,” in an attempt to give context.
Spicer also said the firing of 온 카지노Comey was not related to the issue of the Russia investigation.
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