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Comey Investigated Over Possible Classified Breach

Justice Department looking into the memos he gave to friend

(Newser) - When James Comey gave four memos to a friend detailing his interactions with President Trump, he took pains to make sure they contained no classified information, the former FBI chief told Congress last year. However, the Justice Department is now investigating whether he was wrong about that, reports the Wall ... More »

Comey Memos: Trump Wanted to Go After Reporters

President said Putin spoke of 'beautiful hookers,' Comey wrote

(Newser) - Former FBI chief James Comey's long-anticipated memos on his private meetings with President Trump were released to Congress on Thursday after House Republicans seeking to clear the president of obstruction of justice allegations threatened to subpoena the documents. Comey has said he kept a detailed record of his conversations... More »

Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the... More »

Trump's Latest Tweet on Comey Shifts the Story

Says Comey wasn't fired over FBI's Russia investigation, despite referencing it in May

(Newser) - A Wednesday morning tweet by President Trump is being branded a contradiction. "Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!" the president tweeted . As CNN and... More »

James Comey: I'm Not Mocking Trump

Former FBI chief taking criticism for his personal shots at the president's appearance

(Newser) - It may seem like James Comey's book already has been out forever given all the media attention, but Tuesday is actually the official release date of A Higher Loyalty. Publisher Macmillan is expecting a blockbuster, having ordered a whopping 850,000 copies for the first run, reports CNN . No... More »

In First Interview, Comey Explains Why Trump Is 'Unfit'

He says Russians might be able to blackmail president

(Newser) - In an ABC interview certain to draw some angry tweets from President Trump, former FBI director James Comey slammed the president as "morally unfit" to lead. In the interview with George Stephanopoulos, which aired Sunday night, Comey reiterated much of what he says in upcoming memoir A Higher Loyalty,... More »

You're About to See a Lot of James Comey

The fired former FBI director's media blitz kicks off Sunday

(Newser) - The media blitz along with James Comey's book release is about to begin and America is going to see a whole lot of the fired former FBI director. Comey is doing a string of interviews to push A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which he wrote after he... More »

Trump Again Rails on Comey: 'Slippery,' 'WORST, ''Slimeball!'

President is off to the Twitter races, says of 'Mission Accomplished,' you should 'use often!'

(Newser) - President Trump spent Sunday morning writing something of a book of his own via Twitter, reports the AP , largely in response to former FBI Director James Comey's tome . In a rapid series of tweets, an irate-sounding president again slammed the "Slimeball!" for "making decisions based on... More »

Trump: 'Slime Ball' Comey 'Should Be Prosecuted'

Guess he didn't like mention of the size of his hands

(Newser) - President Trump slammed James Comey as a "weak and untruthful slime ball" Friday as unflattering details from the former FBI director's soon-to-be-released memoir continue to trickle out. "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!" who is "a proven LEAKER & LIAR" and "... More »

Comey Memoir: Trump Fixated on Lewd Dossier Allegation

President asked FBI chief to clear it up to ease Melania's mind

(Newser) - After he reads James Comey's memoir, President Trump might wish he was still director of the FBI—so he could fire him all over again. In A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which will be released next week, Comey slams Trump as "unethical and untethered to truth,... More »

James Comey Is Going on a Media Blitz. RNC Has a Plan

Comey has a book coming out, but the RNC is taking aim at him

(Newser) - James Comey has a book coming out and an accompanying "media blitz" starting Sunday—and the Republican National Committee, in turn, has its own plan to discredit the fired former FBI director, according to CNN and ABC News , which have obtained copies of talking points the RNC prepared to... More »

A Month From Release, Comey Book Hits No. 1

Pre-orders push it to the top of Amazon's best-seller list

(Newser) - President Trump's criticism of James Comey may be having an unintended benefit for the latter: The former FBI chief's book shot to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's best-seller list this weekend, reports the Washington Post . That's all the more remarkable given that the book, A ... More »

Former CIA Director to Trump: 'America Will Triumph Over You'

John Brennan calls out Trump for firing FBI deputy director

(Newser) - The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. The AP learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person... More »

James Comey Slams 'Weasels and Liars'

'All should appreciate the FBI speaking up'

(Newser) - James Comey says "all should appreciate the FBI speaking up" against "weasels and liars," adding, "I wish more of our leaders would." The defense of the bureau he used to head, before his firing in May, comes as the White House prepares to release a... More »

Mueller Team Talks to Member of Trump's Cabinet: Sessions

'New York Times' was first to report the news

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Trump's actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mueller... More »

Trump Slams Deputy FBI Director's Plan to Retire

He accuses him of 'racing the clock'

(Newser) - The deputy director of the FBI has been fighting off Republican attacks for more than a year—and sources say he plans to hold out until early March, when he qualifies for a full pension. Andrew McCabe, 49, who has been under attack for his role in the Hillary Clinton... More »

Trump: FBI Ruined Flynn, Let Clinton Go Free

He insists Hillary lied to FBI and got away with it, though Comey testified to the contrary

(Newser) - President Trump defended Michael Flynn on Monday by invoking Hillary Clinton. While speaking to reporters, the president said he felt "very badly for Flynn" and declared that the FBI treated the former national security adviser much more harshly than it did Clinton. "Hillary Clinton lied many times to... More »

Trump: FBI 'in Tatters —Worst in History!'

Says 'we will bring it back to greatness' after 'years of Comey'

(Newser) - President Trump is attacking his own FBI in a series of tweets, reports the AP , and says the law enforcement agency's reputation is "in Tatters - worst in History!" The president tweeted that "we will bring it back to greatness." Trump was responding to reports... More »

House GOP to Investigate FBI's Handling of Clinton Email Probe

Chairmen of 2 committees have questions about DOJ's actions during 2016 election

(Newser) - The Republican chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday they're opening an investigation into actions the Obama administration's Justice Department took during last year's presidential election, the AP reports. The chairmen said in a statement Tuesday they have several questions, including why then-FBI Director James Comey decided... More »

Comey Confirms Anonymous Twitter Account Is His

The former FBI director comes clean in Iowa

(Newser) - For months, writers and social media observers have speculated that the person behind an anonymous Twitter account was none other than former FBI Director James Comey. And on Monday morning, Comey finally confirmed the rumors. NPR reports that Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump in May, tweeted a picture... More »

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