Bannon: Trump firing of Comey was the ‘biggest mistake in modern political history’

Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI director James B. Comey by President Trump was the biggest mistake “maybe in modern political history.” Bannon made the statement during an online segment of his interview with “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday. The statement was extraordinary considering all the political mistakes made in “modern history,” including but not limited to […]

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What Trump said about Comey, Clinton emails

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended last year without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who for months has held it up as an example of a “rigged” criminal justice system that shielded his Democratic opponent from punishment for her private server. Trump flared up again Friday, tweeting that FBI Director James Comey exonerated Clinton […]

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Trump accuses Comey of illegally leaking classified information

President Trump accused former FBI Director James B. Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, part of an angry, early morning tweet storm on Monday as the president faces new allegations about his 2016 campaign’s contact with the Russians. “James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media,” Trump wrote, referring to the FBI director he fired in May. “That […]

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Trump Said to Delay Filing Complaint About Comey’s Conduct

Donald Trump’s lawyers will postpone filing a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey with the Justice Department, according to a person familiar with the decision — a bid to stop antagonizing the special counsel who’s investigating ties between the president’s campaign and Russian officials. Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, planned to file a complaint with the Justice Department’s inspector general […]

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Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony

President Donald Trump’s outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s memos with the Department of Justice, a source close to the outside legal team tells NBC News. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the DOJ’s inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee after Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal […]

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Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation

Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign. “It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation,” Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in explosive testimony that threatened to undermine Trump’s presidency. “I […]

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Trump disputes Comey’s ‘loyalty’ claim, source says

President Donald Trump will dispute key parts of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony. That’s according to a person close to the president’s legal team. The person says the president disputes Comey’s claim that he asked him for loyalty. Trump also disputes Comey’s account of a conversation about the investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. The person demanded […]

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Intelligence official told associates Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe

The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe, according to officials. On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, […]

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Comey Expected to Testify Before Senate, but Trump Could Try to Block

Senators expect the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to testify next week about his conversations with President Trump, congressional officials said on Wednesday, setting up a test of the White House’s willingness to cooperate with investigations into Mr. Trump’s associates. Putting the highly anticipated hearing on the calendar would force Mr. Trump to decide whether to invoke executive privilege […]

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Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress — and wrote other memos in addition to the one claiming President Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told CBS News’ Andres Triay. The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Oversight […]

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