The White House On The Sudden Termination Of Comey


Today - shockwaves continue in Washington - after the sudden firing of FBI director James Comey.

The White House - fiercely defending President Trump's decision - saying the Commander in Chief had been considering the move - since his first day in office.

The President had two oval office meetings on his schedule today - the first with Russia's foreign minister - the second - with Henry Kissinger - Secretary of State under President Nixon.

The White House says both had long been on the books - but for critics today - they are certainly adding fuel to the fire.

"We want answers! We want answers!"
With outrage growing over the ouster of FBI director James Comey -- President Trump today - defending his decision.

"Very simply - he was not doing a good job." President Trump

The White House - pointing to Comey's controversial handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation --

"She would have fired Comey immediately and the very democrats that are criticizing the president today - would be dancing in the streets." Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Deputy White House Press Secretary

Perhaps more controversial -- the timing -- as the FBI - investigates possible ties between Russia - and the Trump campaign.
This amid conflicting reports that only days ago - Comey requested more resources for that investigation.
That has democrats crying foul - and demanding an independent prosecutor.

"There is a clear and present danger of a cover-up." Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) Connecticut

"It certainly appears that the President is trying to frustrate this investigation. Trying to upend it." Sen. Chris Murphy (D) Connecticut

The White House insists Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey's firing.

"The President over last several months lost confidence in Director Comey. The DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey." Sarah Huckabee Sanders Deputy White House Press Secretary

For President Trump today - an oval office meeting with Russia's top diplomat -- and Russians US Ambassador at the center of the Russian investigation.

No American media allowed inside.
In a tweet of his own - the president lashing out at critics of Comey's termination --

Promising - when things calm down - they will be thanking me.

Just today - the now-ousted director has been invited to testify before the senate intelligence committee - next week.

 


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