Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade
09:38, May 17, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump went on a Twitter frenzy Friday morning, threatening recently fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey not to leak to information to the press, as well as reiterating the fact that there was no proof of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Critics have assailed Donald Trump for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey at a time when the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election in 2016, and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.
The District of Columbia has a "one-party consent" law, meaning it is not a crime to tape a phone call or conversation as long as one person in the conversation is aware that he or she is being recorded.
As to whether the Obama administration bears the blame for Flynn's fall from grace, as Trump has suggested, Clapper said he feels it's a "tad disingenuous" to equate the standard clearance requirements with the internal vetting procedures of a campaign.
Thursday: "Oh, I was going fire regardless of recommendation. he made a recommendation, he's highly respected, very good guy, very smart guy, the Democrats like him, the Republicans like him, he made a recommendation but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt. Sanders issued a statement that said, in part, "Once again this is a completely false story driven by people who want to distract from the success taking place in this administration".
"I won't talk about that. And I hope he will be".
The New York Times also reported that Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to Trump during that dinner - something Comey refused to do.
Later on Thursday, President Donald Trump went on to insist he is not under investigation, calling James Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander", while calling the investigation a "charade".
John Dean, White House counsel to President Nixon, pleaded guilty to a felony for his role in the Watergate conspiracy.
The letter noted that "it is a crime to intimidate or threaten any potential witness with the intent to influence, delay or prevent their official testimony".
"Here's the thing, the difference between me and another president", Trump said. Mr Spicer repeated the answer or some variation of it several more times as reporters pressed. He simply stated a fact.
"And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen", she added. At least, that's what Mr Trump may hope.
"We request that you open an inquiry into whether there was political interference with the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian agents to disrupt the 2016 presidential election", the senators wrote.
"I don't know if there was collusion or not". He said Spicer is a nice man "but he gets beat up".