Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

Fired FBI Director James Comey has said there should be "no fuzz" about Russia's role in influencing the 2016 USA election that brought Donald Trump to the White House, as he cited a "campaign driven from the top of that government" with objective and technical sophistication.

With a single tweet, Mr Trump also castigated Mr Comey for giving an account of his conversation with the president to a lawyer who shared it with a news outlet.

Comey would not say whether he thought Trump tried to obstruct justice, leaving that determination to Mueller.

"Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers".

Laura Donohue, a Georgetown University Law Center professor, said if Trump fired Comey to change the course of the Russian Federation investigation, that would constitute an obstruction of justice.

Comey also said he started writing memos about his meetings with Trump after an encounter with the president-elect on January 6 because he was concerned Trump might lie about it. Comey said he never felt the need for such a record from meetings with Trump's two predecessors, Barack Obama and George W Bush.

"That is a very big deal", Comey told senators.

The Trump administration had cited differing reasons for James Comey's firing which were later contradicted President Trump himself, after he acknowledged on May 11, that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. When he told Sessions that Trump had to stop contacting him, Sessions responded with silence. But he added: "Again, I take the president's words". Mr Trump said at a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Not enough to prove Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors warranting impeachment, as the president's most strident opponents were hoping.

Comey went on to say that's when he shared the memos with his friend who is a Columbia Law professor.

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Marc Kasowitz (Trump's lawyer) said that the president is "entitled to expect loyalty" from those serving the administration. That's because a key element in such cases is knowing the intent of a suspect, confessions are rare, and words that seem clear to one person could mean something else to another.

Former FBI director James Comey testifies before a hearing on Thursday. The opposite occurred, as the firing created a political firestorm that has stalled Trump's legislative agenda and taken over Washington.

"Mr. President, will you testify under oath like Comey?" asked Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen.

Kasowitz said Comey confirmed publicly what he had told Trump privately: "That is, that the president was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference". The younger Trump had tweeted more than 80 times by 6:30 p.m. Thursday, defending his father and blasting Comey, the man his father fired last month.

Rosenstein's memo said Comey erred in July 2016 by announcing the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been examining Clinton's use of a private email server and that the case should be closed without prosecution.

The Russia question has put an asterisk next to the president's election win, put the White House on a war footing, sunk his poll numbers and sucked up oxygen in Congress - which has launched multiple investigations.

Trump watched some of Comey's testimony in the morning with legal and political advisers in a small dining room off the Oval Office outfitted with a 60-inch television, but his aides also scheduled counterprogramming in the form of meetings and public events.

Putin and other Russian officials have repeatedly denied interfering in the USA election.

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