Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey -- News Updates May 10, 2017

CNN: White House: Trump thought about firing Comey since Election Day

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump had been thinking about firing FBI Director James Comey since Election Day, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

"The President has lost confidence in Director Comey and, frankly, he'd been considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected," Sanders told reporters, adding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had raised concerns about the former FBI chief on Monday, prompting Trump to ask him to put his recommendation in writing.

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The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey -- News Updates May 10, 2017

'You are terminated.' The three letters that ended James Comey's career -- The Guardian
Comey sought more resources for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say -- Washington Post
Comey firing roils Washington, prompts calls for independent investigation and divides Republicans -- Washington Post
White House Defends Comey Dismissal as Trump Seeks New FBI Chief -- Bloomberg
Trump says he will be 'thanked' for firing of FBI chief Comey -- BBC
Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him -- AP
Trump Defends Firing Comey as Democrats Call for Independent Probe -- NBC
Comey tossed 'stick of dynamite' into the DOJ, says White House -- FOX News
White House Says Trump Had Weighed Firing Comey Since January -- New York Times
McConnell Defends Trump as Schumer Calls for Special Prosecutor -- New York Times
Trump fires FBI director Comey, raising questions over Russia investigation -- The Guardian
Trump fires FBI director Comey -- DW
FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump -- BBC
James Comey, FBI director, fired by Donald Trump -- Al Jazeera
Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe emerge as key players in firing of former FBI Director James Comey -- ABC News

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