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McCain on His Gaffe at Comey Hearing: 'Colossal Screw-up'

Tells 'Esquire' he miscommunicated Lindsey Graham question from phone

(Newser) - John McCain is shaking his head after admitting he messed up a line of questioning during James Comey's testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. On June 8, the Arizona senator offered what the Arizona Republic called a "distracted and listless line of questioning" toward the ex-FBI... More »

White House Says DOJ Should Consider Going After Comey

Sarah Huckabee Sanders adds that it's not the president's role to order such things

(Newser) - The White House has a new suggestion for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Consider going after James Comey. Press chief Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president doesn't have the authority to order such an investigation but strongly suggested it would be a good idea. “I think if there's... More »

Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Her book about the 2016 campaign comes out Tuesday

(Newser) - Ten months after her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, and two days before the release of her presidential campaign memoir, Hillary Clinton says she won't run for office again, the Washington Post reports. Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, Clinton told Jane Pauley, "I am done with being... More »

Trump Stopped From Sending Comey Letter. Now Mueller Has It

Sources say letter gives reasons for Comey firing closer to the truth

(Newser) - When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the dismissal letter sent to Comey blamed his termination on Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation and recommendations from the attorney general and deputy attorney general. But the New York Times reports special counsel Robert Mueller is now in possession... More »

Scaramucci Has a New, Unwanted Title

The 'Mooch' tops list of least powerful people in the world

(Newser) - Power: One day you have it, the next you don't. No one likely knows that better than the world's 50 "least powerful" people, described by 24/7 Wall St. as "well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature." The top... More »

Comey to Dish on Trump in Upcoming Book

It will explore 'what good, ethical leadership looks like'

(Newser) - James Comey isn't done discussing his unusual tenure under President Trump. The former FBI director has signed a $2 million deal for a book that will explore "what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions," publisher Flatiron Books tells NPR . That will mean... More »

Comey's Leaked Trump Memos May Contain Classified Info

'That is so illegal!!' president tweets upon report

(Newser) - Remember when James Comey acknowledged that he not only wrote detailed memos of his conversations with President Trump, but made sure one of them got leaked to the press ? At the time, the former FBI chief said he was careful to include only non-classified information in the memos, but... More »

Senate Committee to See Comey Memos 'Soon'

Chairman Richard Burr says investigation could be complete by year's end

(Newser) - All those detailed notes James Comey kept about his meetings with President Trump will fall into the hands of those investigating whether Trump fired the former FBI director to interfere with an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican Richard Burr, tells... More »

Trump: Suggesting I Had Comey Tapes 'Wasn't Stupid'

Says Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'

(Newser) - Allies of President Trump have been demanding Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, reports Politico . And while Trump himself wouldn't go that far in an interview with Fox & Friends that... More »

Trump Comes Clean About Comey 'Tapes'

He says he never recorded conversations in the Oval Office

(Newser) - President Trump admitted Thursday he never recorded his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey—more than a month after he implied he may have , the New York Times reports. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea... More »

Sarcastic Putin Offers Comey Asylum

He compares former FBI chief to Edward Snowden

(Newser) - NPR's Steve Inskeep calls it "world class trolling." Vladimir Putin joked on Thursday that Russia would be happy to offer asylum to James Comey if he runs into legal trouble in the US, reports the Guardian . It came during Putin's annual live call-in show with Russians... More »

Secret Service Dampens Hope of Trump White House Tapes

Says it doesn't have any recordings

(Newser) - One big strike against President Trump's insinuation that recordings of White House conversations might exist: The Secret Service isn't aware of any. In responding Monday to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal , the agency says it has no audio recordings or transcripts of... More »

Trump's Son Backs Up One Comey Assertion

Donald Trump Jr. says his dad told Comey he hoped Flynn investigation would stop

(Newser) - When James Comey was finished testifying before a Senate panel, President Trump's attorney quickly rebutted one key part of his testimony. The president, he said, “never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone.” But in an appearance on Fox News Saturday,... More »

Trump Blasts Comey's 'Leaks' as 'Totally Illegal,' 'Cowardly'

Also says ex-FBI director's leaks 'far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible'

(Newser) - President Trump again referred to James Comey's "leaks" in Sunday's Twitterstorm, part of which went thusly: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the... More »

Next Up on Senate Hot Seat: Jeff Sessions

On the heels of Comey, AG will testify on Tuesday about contact with Russians

(Newser) - Change of scheduling for Jeff Sessions on Tuesday: Instead of testifying before House and Senate panels in charge of the Justice Department's budget, the attorney general will follow in James Comey's recent footsteps and testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on his contact with Russians, reports... More »

Here's How Many People Watched Comey Testify on TV

'Washington's Super Bowl' didn't disappoint

(Newser) - A whole lot of people watched James Comey call President Trump a liar while testifying in front of Congress on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to Nielsen estimates, 20 million viewers tuned in to watch the former FBI director on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and... More »

Trump '100%' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey

He's accused Comey of lying during Thursday's testimony, a felony

(Newser) - President Trump says he's "100%" willing to refute James Comey's testimony under oath, the Hill reports. According to CNN , Trump—taking a few questions from reporters during a joint press conference with the Romanian president Friday—denied asking the former FBI director to end the investigation into... More »

What Newspaper Editorials Are Saying About Comey

'Serious and disturbing allegations' or just petty revenge?

(Newser) - President Trump may feel he's vindicated after James Comey's testimony, but opinion outside the White House is not so clear cut. Here's a sample of editorials on the subject:
  • Washington Post : Comey "painted a picture of a president grossly abusing his executive authority," write the
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Trump on Comey: 'Total and Complete Vindication'

President breaks his silence on Twitter

(Newser) - President Trump restrained himself from live-tweeting during James Comey's testimony on Thursday, but he's starting early on Friday. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump tweeted just after 6am EDT. The latter part refers to... More »

Trump Lawyer: Comey Not Truthful in Testimony

Says Trump never asked Comey to stop investigating anyone

(Newser) - The White House has responded to James Comey's blockbuster testimony in the form of a statement from President Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, USA Today reports. The statement essentially accuses the former FBI director of lying during key points of his testimony. Kasowitz says Trump "never in form... More »

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