Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Elias Hubbard
May 15, 2017

Since firing Comey, Trump has raged at Democrats and other critics who have blasted him for firing the man who was spearheading an investigation centered around him.

Trump, meanwhile, continued to face criticism over Comey's unceremonious dismissal.

According to media reports, the Trump administration is considering four candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. He also sent out a tweet in which he appeared to threaten Comey by releasing recordings of their conversations.

As for Mr. Trump's comments about "tapes" of Comey, Mr. Trump said "I can't talk about that".

The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration.

On Thursday, McCabe may have ruffled some Trump administration feathers when he told senators that Comey enjoyed "broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day".

On Friday evening, NBC Nightly News aired a new clip from Lester Holt's interview with President Donald Trump conducted earlier in the week.

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweets, telling MSNBC that the president is "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed".

Mr. Trump said "there was no collusion" with Russian Federation, but said he wanted "to get to the bottom, if Russian Federation or anybody else is trying to tamper or play with our election".

"I think the process is going to move quickly because nearly all of them are very well-known, they've been vetted over their lifetime essentially", he said.

"Relish the opportunity to be an outsider", Trump said.

Asked about the differing statements he and his White House offered, Trump said, "Well, that's an interesting situation", and admitted he toyed with the idea to stop White House press briefings.

Fisher was spotted leaving the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington Saturday morning after a 90-minute sitdown.

They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job.

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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