The Week: Sean Spicer repeatedly refuses to definitively deny that Trump is recording White House conversations

The Week: Sean Spicer repeatedly refuses to definitively deny that Trump is recording White House conversations

Jeva Lange May 12th, 2017. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was repeatedly and directly asked if President Trump is recording conversations in the Oval Office. Each time, Spicer refused to answer. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to story & videos. Earlier Friday, President Trump apparently threatened former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting: “James […]

NYT: Trump Warns Comey and Says He May Cancel Press Briefings

NYT: Trump Warns Comey and Says He May Cancel Press Briefings

By PETER BAKER MAY 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about the president and put the news media on notice that he may cancel future White House briefings. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT story. In a series of early-morning […]

salon.com Did Donald Trump just admit to obstruction of justice? If he admits he fired James Comey because of the Russia investigation, this could be his Watergate

salon.com Did Donald Trump just admit to obstruction of justice? If he admits he fired James Comey because of the Russia investigation, this could be his Watergate

Editor’s note: this is a link to the First Article of Impeachment on July 27th, 1974 relating to President Richard Nixon’s alleged obstruction of justice. KEITH A. SPENCER May 11, 2017 In Lester Holt’s interview with President Donald Trump on NBC Nightly News that aired earlier tonight, the president defended his sacking of FBI director James Comey and, in a possible […]

NYT: In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty, Comey Demurred

NYT: In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty, Comey Demurred

Editor’s note: citing associates of James Comey, the NYT offers the recently fired FBI Director’s account of the White House dinner described today by Donald Trump in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt. By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT MAY 11, 2017  WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey […]

The New Yorker: JAMES COMEY’S CONSPICUOUS INDEPENDENCE: How The Fired F.B.I. Director’s Greatest Asset Proved His Undoing.

The New Yorker: JAMES COMEY’S CONSPICUOUS INDEPENDENCE: How The Fired F.B.I. Director’s Greatest Asset Proved His Undoing.

By Peter Elkin May 11th 2017 On Tuesday, when Donald Trump abruptly dismissed the F.B.I. director, James Comey, his Administration insisted that he was merely following the recommendation of his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, the two most senior officials in the Justice Department. CLICK IMAGE for direct link to story. In a three-page memorandum attached to Comey’s […]

UK Independent: FBI to continue Trump-Russia probe but will not update White House, Acting Director announces

UK Independent: FBI to continue Trump-Russia probe but will not update White House, Acting Director announces

   Andrew Buncombe Thursday 11 May 2017  The acting head of the FBI has said the agency will continue to investigate alleged links between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign – but will not routinely update the White House. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR LINK TO STORY & VIDEOS Andrew McCabe, who assumed leadership of the investigative agency following the firing of […]

WP: Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

WP:  Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

By Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Sari Horwitz and Robert Costa May 10 Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP video. CLICK HERE for link to WP story.  Trump had long questioned Comey’s […]

NYT: Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry

NYT: Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MATT APUZZO MAY 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in resources for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three congressional officials who were briefed on his request. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to […]

NYT: F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

NYT: F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MATT APUZZO MAY 9, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to […]

Reuters: After firing FBI Director investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia, Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister

Reuters: After firing FBI Director investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia, Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister

By Steve Holland. May 9th, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House on Wednesday to discuss Syria and a wide range of international issues, a senior U.S. official said. CLICK IMAGE of Sergei Lavrov for direct link to Reuters story.  It will be the highest-level contact […]