Comey was ‘caught flat-footed’ and learned of firing from TV while talking to FBI agents in LA, source says

Comey was 'caught flat-footed' and learned of firing from TV while talking to FBI agents in LA, source says
James Comey's fall
James B. Comey, who was ousted today as FBI director by President Trump, learned about his firing from a TV news report while speaking with FBI agents in Los Angeles, according to an FBI source. "He was caught flat-footed," said the source, who spoke

(CNN) James Comey came to the FBI with a hero's reputation: He famously stood up to President George W. Bush's aides in a dramatic hospital-room confrontation over secret wiretapping. He had few enemies in Washington when he took the helm of the FBI
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the “Oversight of the State Department” in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey as director of the FBI in the midst of the

James Comey's fall

The firing line: Ouster of FBI's Comey tests new Justice appointee

President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, would be viewed as "suicidal" in any other administration. "In any normal. (CNN) Democratic senators sharply criticized President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, with some calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian meddling into the 2016 US election and any connection to

Trump's firing of Comey seems 'suicidal' — but it could 'energize' the Russia probe

The firing line: Ouster of FBI's Comey tests new Justice appointee
The firing line: Ouster of FBI's Comey tests new Justice appointee

In an editorial published Tuesday evening, the board said the need for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 election and the Trump administration's ties to the Kremlin “is plainer than ever.” The board wrote: Mr. Comey … . President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, the administration says. The White House shocked Washington by announcing that James Comey "has been terminated and removed from

"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," the White House statement reads. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/ Reuters. FBI director James Comey's removal from office, which Trump wrote was

James B. Comey during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. An announcement of his possible successor as F.B.I. director is likely by the end of this week. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump's

President Trump's sudden removal of James B. Comey as director of the FBI sparked immediate fears among legislators and others that the bureau's probe into possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign might be upended now that. Jim Comey learned Tuesday afternoon the difference between being independent and being out on a limb. After years of charting his own course in a city that prides itself on loyalty, after marching to the beat of his own drum in a political culture that … . President Donald Trump on May 9 abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey in the fallout over Comey's probe of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails last year. (Jonah Green, Reuters). James Comey is out as FBI director. President …

FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump

If Trump's history is any guide, James Comey's replacement might want to expand government surveillance. by Tony Romm@TonyRomm May 9, 2017, 8:06pm EDT. tweet · share · Linkedin. Eric Thayer / Getty. U.S. President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal. Less than two weeks after being sworn in as the Justice Department's second-in-command, Rod Rosenstein has found himself in the unseemly position of laundering the Trump administration's suspicious dismissal of FBI director James Comey.

Democrats call for independent investigation after 'Nixonian' Comey firing

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday. From the Clinton email investigation to the Trump-Russia probe, this is all of the major dates concerning Comey: July 5, 2016 — Comey says the FBI will not recommend criminal charges. Agency staff scheduled an emergency high-level meeting for Tuesday night amid speculation about who would replace Comey. The FBI was reeling after President Donald Trump unexpectedly fired its director James Comey, with agency staff scheduling an

Trump ax falls on FBI's Comey in midst of Russia probe

New York Times: Comey Fired Because He 'Could Bring Down A President'
New York Times: Comey Fired Because He 'Could Bring Down A President'

But CNN's Anderson Cooper wasn't exactly thrilled with some of her responses, especially when he asked why Trump was suddenly so concerned about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “As a candidate, Donald Trump praised. Dozens of Senate Democrats are demanding a special prosector be appointed to investigate President Trump's alleged ties to Russia after FBI Director James Comey was abruptly dismissed Tuesday evening. Reaction pours in over sudden firing of FBI

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