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Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

19 May 2017

Trump has said that wasn't the reason for his decision.

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"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

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Trump is scheduled to leave for the kingdom on Friday 19 May. No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump.

Warner, who is leading the Senate's investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the United States presidential election along with Sen. The dismissal comes just days after Comey asked the justice department for more resources to pursue the Russian investigation. Dianne Feinstein called on the Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Comey's firing. Comey had previously refused to acknowledge the parallel Trump investigation, and his disclosure enrages Democrats who already blamed Comey for costing Clinton the presidency.

The Trump Administration is wasting no time in naming Comey's replacement.

Sources told ABC News that Trump posed the question to Comey a few times during a dinner in January and Comey would not promise such a thing to the new president, only that he would be honest.

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But even those who had been critical of Comey expressed suspicion over the timing of Comey's firing. "The president takes pride in being the ultimate decision-maker, for matters large and small". Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House oversight panel, vows to get copies of any memos Comey wrote about meetings with Trump, tweeting: "I have my subpoena pen ready". When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television. He increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson, according to multiple people who have spoken with him. By insisting that Federal Bureau of Investigation staff respected Comey and that the Russian Federation probe is "highly significant", he implied by example that a good Federal Bureau of Investigation director should have the confidence to contradict administration spin.

"We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters on his way to fly to southern Virginia on Saturday.

"They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially, but very well-known, high-respected, really talented people", Trump said.

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"That's, frankly, offensive", Spicer said.

Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief