Donald Trump demanded James Comey's loyalty and didn't get it

President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey a couple of times about whether he could be loyal over the course of a dinner meeting, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

"In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" he told NBC. "Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday directly contradicted a claim by the White House that the "rank and file" at the FBI had lost faith in recently fired Director James Comey".

"For a President who baselessly accused his predecessor (Barack Obama) of illegally wiretapping him, that Mr. Trump would suggest that he, himself, may have engaged in such conduct is staggering", Schiff said in a statement. "His dismissal of Mr. Comey in the midst of an investigation into Mr. Trump's associates struck many as similar to President Richard M. Nixon's decision in October 1973 to fire Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, in an incident that came to be known as the Saturday Night Massacre".

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A partial cessation of hostilities was declared at the end of previous year , but violence has continued on several fronts. The Russian Defence Ministry announced on Friday that four de-escalation zones in Syria will go into effect at midnight.

"I have heard that directly from him that information was relayed directly to him from director Comey", Sanders said during the press briefing, noting that she got her information directly from the president.

That would undermine the White House contention that Trump's decision was mainly about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and not the Russian Federation probe. "But, you know, I have confidence in him".

Trump said he had asked Comey whether he was under investigation and Comey denied it.

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But the problem solved itself and Vettel continued on the track. "Going from corner to corner the auto felt different". Alonso has already chose to try his luck at the Indianapolis 500 instead of the Monaco GP this month.

Democratic former presidential contender Bernie Sanders also highlighted the fact the decision came a day after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told a Senate committee of the concerns she had over Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties. She knows it, the Federal Bureau of Investigation knows it, the people know it.

President Trump at a National Economic Council meeting at the White House in March. "We'll see what happens", he said. Comey would have likely sidestepped a direct question, telling Trump as he did during his testimony to Congress, that he can't comment on ongoing investigations. The FBI director declined, but he replied to the president that he would always be honest. "And at that time, he told you are not under investigation.which I knew anyway", he said.

"I find it incredulous that the president would even ask that question". The HuffPost/YouGov and Politico/Morning Consult polls gave people an option to say that they weren't sure.

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He just got a couple of balls up in the middle of the zone. "A crooked number is what we needed today and we just didn't get it". Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and Carrera added a tying, two-run drive for the Blue Jays , who have won seven of 11.

"He's not the kind of guy who would ask the president over dinner to save his job, so I don't believe that for a second". Trump, still a Republican candidate, reacts by saying: "Today is the best evidence ever that we've seen that our system is absolutely, totally rigged". First, prominent Trump administration figures - including the vice president - offered up the obvious lie that Trump fired Comey in response to a recommendation from the Justice Department because Comey had been unfair to Hillary Clinton during the presidential election.

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