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One Post-Comey Assessment: 'Our President Is a Liar'

Pundits weigh in on FBI chief's testimony on Trump

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill is not surprisingly a major topic on the opinion pages Tuesday, and David Leonhardt's piece in the New York Times is one of those drawing attention. It begins, "The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the... More »

House Hearing Called 'Worst Day' for Trump

He took 'double blow' from Comey testimony

(Newser) - After FBI Director James Comey both contradicted President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor and confirmed that the bureau is probing his campaign's links to Moscow, critics including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called it the "worst day" of the Trump presidency so far. The... More »

Trump Basically Live-Tweeted Comey Testimony

And Comey responded in real time

(Newser) - President Donald Trump produced a running commentary Monday on FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress, the AP reports. Thanks to the length of the hearing and the immediacy of Twitter, Comey was able to comment on the president's commentary without leaving his seat. It was a nearly... More »

Comey: There's No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump

He also confirms investigation into Russian meddling, possible ties to Trump campaign

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on Monday is making headlines on two main fronts: First, he publicly contradicted a series of tweets from President Trump in which Trump alleged that then-President Obama had wiretapped him during the campaign. "I have no confirmation that supports those tweets,... More »

Comey Could Throw Water on Trump's Wiretap Claims Today

FBI director will testify before House committee

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday and there may be some angry tweets from the White House soon afterward: Comey is widely expected to tell lawmakers that there is no evidence to support President Trump's claim that former President Obama had him wiretapped,... More »

FBI Chief Steps Into Trump Wiretapping Controversy

James Comey asks DoJ to publicly reject claim

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey has waded into the controversy surrounding President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama last fall, the New York Times reports. Officials say Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump's explosive claim, both because he believes it's... More »

FBI Chief Comey Will Stay

'New York Times' reports he's letting top agents know

(Newser) - James Comey will stay on as FBI director under President Trump, reports the New York Times . Neither the White House nor the FBI has announced the news, but Comey has been telling top aides of late that the president wants him to remain. The Washington Post and ABC News have... More »

Sanders: 'Would Not Be a Bad Thing' If FBI's Comey Resigns

But Reince Priebus gives signs FBI director isn't going anywhere

(Newser) - James Comey has been receiving renewed scrutiny for releasing letters about Hillary Clinton's email scandal right before Election Day, with both the FBI and the DOJ now under the microscope as part of an official probe into those actions by a DOJ watchdog. But before that investigation is complete,... More »

Pre-Election Actions of FBI, Comey, DOJ Under Review

IG Horowitz: Review to see whether agencies acted appropriately on Clinton matters

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton complained just days after the election that FBI Director James Comey's 11th-hour letters to Congress about her email scandal just before the election helped bring about her defeat—and now the independent entity tasked with policing the Department of Justice is taking a formal look at... More »

Hillary Clinton: Putin Was Getting Revenge on Me

She says grudge after she criticized Russia's 2011 elections led to hacking

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton spoke at a "thank you" party for donors Thursday night in New York—complete with attendees who cried as she spoke, per ABC News —and she says two "unprecedented" events led to her stunning defeat in the election, the New York Times reports. Clinton first... More »

Clinton: Comey's Late Bombs Torpedoed My Campaign

Says in call that FBI director's letters dealt her last-minute irrecoverable blows

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton isn't writing James Comey any love letters these days, reports the New York Times , with the vanquished Democrat briefly raising her head Saturday to tell top fundraisers in a conference call that while "there are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,... More »

Trump Isn't Buying FBI's Email Conclusion

Clinton 'is guilty. She knows it,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over Trump rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails. Trump insisted at... More »

Comey Announces Results of New Clinton Email Review

FBI still doesn't believe she should be charged, he says

(Newser) - Just as quickly as the bombshell was dropped, it disappeared: FBI Director James Comey said in a letter Sunday to the top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, the bureau still believes there's no reason for Clinton to be criminally charged.... More »

Obama on FBI's Email Letter: 'We Don't Operate on Leaks'

'We don't operate on incomplete information'

(Newser) - For someone who says he's not going to criticize FBI director James Comey's handling of the most recent email brouhaha, President Obama appeared to do exactly that on Wednesday, despite not mentioning Comey by name. "We don't operate on incomplete information," the New York Times... More »

Clinton Camp Says FBI Chief Guilty of 'Double Standard'

He'll talk about emails but not possible Russia connection, says spokesman

(Newser) - The Clinton camp went after FBI chief James Comey on Monday over what campaign manager Robby Mook calls a "blatant double standard": Comey is willing to publicly disclose new information on Hillary Clinton's email troubles but not about possible Russian meddling into the election. "Director Comey owes... More »

White House: FBI Director Wasn't Trying to Meddle in Election

FBI Director Comey has faced withering criticism for publicly announcing probe into Clinton emails

(Newser) - President Barack Obama declined to join in his party's criticism of FBI Director James Comey on Monday, The Hill reports. Director Comey has faced a barrage of attacks from Democrats, some of whom accuse him of trying to meddle in the election by announcing a probe into newly uncovered... More »

Clinton Campaign Assails FBI's 'Unprecedented' Move

Podesta wants answers from Comey, as Pence underscores that Clinton a 'risky choice'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman says FBI Director James Comey should explain the "unprecedented" step of announcing an agency review of new Clinton-related emails just days before a national election, reports the AP . John Podesta told CNN's State of the Union that Comey should have reviewed the information... More »

Clinton Urges FBI to Explain Inquiry 'Without Delay'

Trump says this is 'bigger than Watergate'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's emails are back in the news and she wants the FBI to hurry up and explain why. At a Friday night press conference in Iowa, Clinton told reporters that she wants the FBI to release the "full and complete facts" about its renewed probe, which centers... More »

FBI Chief: a 'Terrorist Diaspora' Is Coming

Defeat of ISIS in Syria will bring new challenges: Comey

(Newser) - Don't expect terror attacks to end with the Islamic State's defeat in Iraq and Syria. Though that defeat is on the horizon, "through the fingers of that crush are going to come hundreds of really dangerous people and they are going to flow primarily to Western Europe"... More »

Crime Spiking Because Cops Don't Want to Go Viral: FBI Chief

So-called 'Ferguson effect' is making police shy away from suspects: James Comey

(Newser) - James Comey doesn't have quantitative proof, but the FBI director has a hunch as to why there's been an uptick in violent crimes in some urban areas. The "viral video effect" is something he's used in the past to explain the recent spurt of seemingly less-aggressive... More »

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