Tag: James Comey

Comey Broke Rules, Damaged Clinton, Helped Trump

The Justice Dept.’s internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation were “extraordinary and insubordinate” and flouted the department’s norms but that Comey was not motivated by political bias. A key finding: Comey erred in his decision not to coordinate with his superiors at the Justice Department…

Andrew McCabe Has Memos Detailing Interactions With Trump

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe has followed in the footsteps of Trump foe James Comey—he reportedly kept personal memos on his dealings with the president. McCabe, fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday less than two days before his retirement, took notes on his interactions with the president in the same manner as…

Jeff Sessions Aide Sought Dirt on James Comey Before His Firing

An aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked a Capitol Hill staffer if they had any damaging information about former FBI Director James Comey just days before his firing, according to a new report. The New York Times reports that in the days following Comey’s May testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, an aide to…

Jeff Sessions Testifies On Comey, Russia Investigation At Senate Hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday refused to discuss with the Senate judiciary committee his “confidential conversations with the President,” saying it remains up to the President to claim or waive executive privilege. “I can neither assert executive privilege neither can I disclose today the contents of my confidential conversations with the President,” Sessions said.…

James Comey To Take Lecture Post At Howard University

Ex-FBI Director James Comey will reportedly take a part-time lecture post at Howard University, in addition to delivering a keynote address to students next month during the opening convocation ceremony. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard,” said Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of the historically black university. “His expertise and understanding of the…

Trump Accuses Comey Of Leaking Classified Info To Media: ‘So Illegal!’

President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, going on the defensive amid reports that during the 2016 campaign his son Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed Comey “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to…

Trump Admitted To Tampering With a Witness to ‘Fox & Friends’ [VIDEO]

In President Trump’s first interview in more than a month, he admitted that he falsely suggested his conversations with former FBI director James Comey were taped to influence Comey’s sworn testimony. Trump acknowledged he didn’t actually make any tapes on Thursday. But speaking to Fox & Friends in an interview that aired Friday morning, Trump…

Colbert: Trump And Rod Rosenstein Are The Same Person [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for admitting on Twitter that he was being investigatedon last night show. “Mr. President, do you know the phrase ‘You better lawyer up?’” Colbert began. “That’s short for ‘You better get a lawyer and shut up.” “That would make him the third member of this investigation to be gone after…

Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the Hillary…

Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and insisted…

Report: Trump Discussed Firing Mueller

President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In a Monday appearance on PBS NewsHour, Trump’s friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said Trump was considering firing Mueller. “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Ruddy said. “I think…

Trump Is ‘100 Percent’ Willing To Testify Under Oath To Contradict Comey

President Trump said Friday he would be “100 percent” willing to testify under oath to contradict portions of former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony. Trump insisted that he did not push Comey to “let go” of the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, nor did he ask for a pledge of “loyalty”…

Trump Claims ‘Vindication’ After ‘Leaker’ Comey’s Testimony

President Trump on Friday finally tweeted a response to former FBI Director James Comey’s hours-long testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, claiming “total and complete vindication.” Trump was silent on Twitter during Comey’s bombshell hearing, in which the former top cop alleged that the president fired him over the Russia investigation and pressured…

Comey: Trump ‘Defamed’ Me and FBI With ‘Lies, Plain and Simple’

Former FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that “the administration then chose to defame me… [with] lies, plain and simple.” Comey was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee; he disputed President Trump’s account that he had lost the confidence of the FBI or that the bureau was in disarray or being led poorly. “He…

Comey Implies Trump Dossier Contained ‘Credible Allegations’

Former FBI Director James Comey implied on Thursday that the now-infamous 36-page dossier contained “credible allegations.” Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) asked, during Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “So if you got a 36-page document of specific claims that are out there, the FBI would have to for counterintelligence reasons try to verify anything…

James Comey TESTIFIES LIVE – Statement RELEASED – Watch Here

Comey will testify in an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow morning. Here is his opening statement just released.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM OF James Comey Testimony   Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence James B. Comey June 8, 2017 Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of…

Coats, Rogers, Rosenstein & McCabe Testify At Senate Intel

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will all testify before the Senate intelligence committee 24 hours before the Comey hearing. Rosenstein, Coats, Rogers, & McCabe testifying today @10:00AM EDT WATCH LIVE “Director Coats said he’d be happy…

Trump Asked Intel Chief Coats To Intervene With Comey/Russia Probe

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats reportedly told his associates that President Donald Trump asked him to convince former FBI Director James Comey to back off on the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Coats, according to The Washington Post, decided against it. Trump reportedly asked Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo…

Comey Reportedly Expected To Testify Publicly About Russia Probe

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to publicly testify before the Senate as early as next week about the bureau’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Comey is expected to specifically address whether President Trump pressured him to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A person familiar…

EX CIA Chief: Russians Contacted Trump Campaign

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee Tuesday that he warned Russia against meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said that on Aug. 4, 2016, he spoke to Alexander Bortnikov, who is the head of Russia’s FSB, and told him that if the Kremlin continued…

Flynn Will Invoke Fifth Amendment, Refuse To Comply With Subpoena

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to comply with a subpoena and invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination on Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. The subpoena seeking documents was issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding an investigation into Russian meddling—and President Trump’s potential role in that interference.…

Stupid Watergate: John Oliver Breaks Down Trump Scandals Week

John Oliver explained the recent Trump scandals and how exhausting it’s been. “Because the last seven days have been absolutely insane.” “We have to track the latest developments in ‘Stupid Watergate’, a scandal with all the potential ramifications of Watergate but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything.” “You should not even share…

Trump Asked Comey When FBI Would Announce He Was Not Under Investigation

President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call. Mr. Comey told the president that if he wanted to know details about…

Trump Was Aware Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Inauguration

According to a report in The New York Times, former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation. The alleged warning which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Flynn of the inquiry, which focused on his alleged secret work as…

Trump Asked FBI Director Comey to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation WATCH THE LIVE BREAKING NEWS STREAM HERE According to the New York Times: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February,…

John Oliver: Comey Cover Up Is ‘Pack Of Lies’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver started last night show with “Surprise, everyone!” adding, “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t!” Everything about Comey’s firing was unusual, Oliver noted, from Comey having found out about it on TV, to the “genuinely weird” termination letter in which Trump wrote: “while I greatly appreciate your informing me on three separate…

President Trump Threatens Comey With ‘Tapes’ Of Their Conversations

President Trump issued a startling public threat to his ousted FBI director Friday morning: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted. On Thursday, Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt that on three occasions, Comey had reassured him he was not under investigation…