Trump calls sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey a 'showboat'

Trump calls sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey a 'showboat'

On Wednesday, Sanders gave a more subtle reason behind the dismissal, saying Trump had "lost confidence" in Comey and acted on the advice of the deputy attorney general and others. He reiterated his long-standing position that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that the president has been thinking about firing Comey since November.

What does President Trump's tax plan look like?

What does President Trump's tax plan look like?

The new White House tax proposal , though different from the tax reforms indicated during the campaign, still supports these goals. Tax experts echoed the futility of trying to make projections - or, for average Americans, trying to plan their financial futures - without any detailed insight into what parts of the tax code might change .

Spicer: Flynn Delay Was Because Yates Is a 'Strong Supporter' of Hillary

Less than a week into the Trump administration, Sally Q Yates , the acting attorney general, hurried to the White House with an urgent concern. On the question of why the president had not acted sooner, Spicer suggested that doing so would have violated Flynn's right to due process.

Trump asked FBI director three times if he was target of investigations

The FBI has been in turmoil", Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt . It was unclear whether word of the Comey request, said to have been put to Mr Rosenstein, ever made its way to Mr Trump. Despite dismissing the investigation into his campaign, Trump did say "if Russian Federation did anything having to do with our election, I want to know about it".

Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule

The statement claimed that the methane rule was an encumbrance to "American energy production, economic growth and job creation". Sign up for the online chat with Col. " The administration's reasons were twofold: For one, the rule would reduce waste of a natural resource being pulled from public lands". John Barrasso, R-Wyo., called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to act unilaterally to revoke it, the news agency said.

'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'

Echoing a widely-held view in opposition ranks, the senior democrat on the Senate committee, John Warner, called the timing of Comey's dismissal " especially troubling". The speaker says the investigation involves deeply classified intelligence collection and should not be turned over to independent investigators. "It's a phony investigation", he tells at a campaign rally in the state of Florida.