House Judiciary Dems call for hearings on Comey ouster

Top Democrats want answers from the Justice Department about whether ousted FBI Director James Comey asked his superiors for additional resources to investigate Russia's interference in last year's elections. He's a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil. "I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately".

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, McCabe repeatedly - and at times bluntly - rejected some of the claims the White House has used to explain the firing and to describe the investigation. The FBI's acting director, Andrew McCabe, was set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in Comey's. "The next day, Tuesday May 9th, the Deputy Attorney General sent his written recommendation to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General sent his written recommendation to the President", Sanders said. "My decision", Trump also said.

The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate. It's the explanation offered by Vice-President Mike Pence, as well as the initial one from several White House spokespeople.

Democrats who are urging the naming of a special counsel argue this would be the best way to take politics out of the probe.

An investigation by the Department of Justice's inspector general was launched in January into whether McCabe should have been involved in the email case.

"You can not stop the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from doing the right thing", McCabe said.

President Trump's decision to fire James Comey touched off widespread speculation in Washington over what will happen to the FBI's Russian Federation meddling probe - but the prospect of new leadership at the bureau also could hold implications for the "closed" Hillary Clinton email case.

"I was going to fire Comey", Trump said in an interview with NBC. His assertions came as Comey's temporary replacement joined in, contradicting other administration statements on the snowballing controversy.

"I was going to fire Comey", Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation
On Wednesday, Sanders said that "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in their director". Trump told Holt that Comey was a "grandstander".

"However, President Trump's actions this week cost us an opportunity to get at the truth - at least for today", he said. "The timing of director Comey's dismissal, to me and to many members on this committee, on both sides of the aisle, is especially troubling", said Sen. "He's not. He's a show boater", Trump said. The White House had said Comey was sacked "based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions". When I did this now, I said I probably maybe will confuse people.

The White House tried to move past the controversy, announcing that the president had signed an executive order creating a voter fraud commission and another on cybersecurity. Democrats called for a special prosecutor into the Russian Federation probe.

Leaders of the US intelligence agencies, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA chief Mike Pompeo, testified to the senators on Thursday that they agreed with that finding.

Trump also elaborated on what he said were three instances in which Comey personally told him that he was not under investigation.

Sanders also said the words in Rosenstein's letter contained his "original thoughts" and weren't "at the direction necessarily" of President Trump.

The New York Times first reported Thursday night that Trump demanded during the dinner that Comey declare his loyalty to the president, and that Comey declined. "He said: 'You are not under investigation'". "We had a very nice dinner. And at that time, he told me: 'You are not under investigation'". Sanders said the White House would "encourage" the next FBI chief to complete the Russian Federation investigation.

Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he had with Trump. McCabe sidestepped the question, saying he could not comment on an ongoing probe.

"He came across as an apolitical professional who will follow the facts wherever they take him", Gore said.

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