A COMEDIAN claims he duped Donald Trump with a prank call while he was on board Air Force One. John Melendez says he managed to get a call back from the US President on his Boeing jet, after posing a US Senator Bob Menendez. Melendez, known by his stage name Stuttering John, recalls first speaking to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Also posing as a fake assistant, Melendez claims he then managed to speak to a number of officials in Trump's administration. One recording begins with the voice supposed to be Trump, congratulating the fake Menendez after he was cleared from his 2017 bribery case. Trump says: "You went through a tough, tough situation, and I don't think a very fair situation. But congratulations." The duo also speak about the current immigration policy, with Trump insisting he will "take care of the situation every bit". Democrat Senator Mendendez, from new Jersey, is a long-time campaigner for immigration reform. Melendez, who recorded his phone calls with the US … [Read more...] about Comedian John Melendez claims he duped Donald Trump with prank call while US president was on board Air Force One
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JAMES Comey was the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the USA until he was dismissed in May 2017 by Donald Trump. The 57-year-old former lawyer replaced Robert Mueller after being nominated by then President Barack Obama. Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey? Trump dismissed Comey on May 9, 2017, less than four year into his 10-year term. Comey learned of his dismissal via TV news reports. Initially the reason given by the White House for Comey being fired was due to a recommendation by the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein had sent a memo to Sessions, forwarded to Trump, which listed objections to Comey's actions during the investigation into Senator Hillary Clinton's emails. However, it later emerged that Trump had requested, on May 8, Sessions and Rosenstein detail in writing a case against Comey. Trump told reports on May 10 he had fired Comey because he "wasn't doing a good job". White House Press … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey and who replaced him as FBI Director?
Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday night said President Donald Trump fired James Comey because the former FBI director wouldn’t offer public assurances that Trump wasn’t a target of an investigation. “He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation,” the former New York mayor, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “He’s entitled to that. Hillary Clinton got that and he couldn’t get that. So he fired him and he said, ‘I’m free of this guy.’”Story Continued Below Comey had previously said that he told Trump he wasn't the focus of an investigation but that the president pressed him to make a public statement. The former FBI director said he never made a public statement for several reasons, including the possibility that Trump’s actions would eventually come under review by the FBI. The president has changed his … [Read more...] about Giuliani: Trump fired Comey because former FBI director wouldn’t say he wasn’t a target in investigation
THE FBI boss who probed whether members of Donald Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia is to reveal all in an explosive new book. James Comey is expected to bring fresh turmoil to the White House with the imminent release of his memoirs 'A Higher Loyalty'. What does James Comey say in his new book? Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, out next Tuesday, is published 11 months after he was fired by Trump. Comey’s dismissal triggered the appointment of Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian election meddling Under-fire Trump has long denied any collusion and has called the high-profile investigation a “witch-hunt”. In Comey’s memoirs, obtained by the Guardian, the former FBI chief describes his first trip to Trump Tower in January 2017. He was called in to brief the then president-elect about the so-called dirty dossier on his links to Russia compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele. Towering 6ft 6ins Comey writes Trump … [Read more...] about What’s in James Comey’s memoir, what’s his height in feet, why was he fired by Donald Trump and what did he tweet?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Hope Yen and Zeke Miller Associated Press March 28, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. Shulkin is the second Cabinet secretary to depart over controversies involving expensive travel, following former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s resignation last September.Trump is nominating Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson to succeed Shulkin, a former Obama administration official and the first non-veteran ever to head the VA. Jackson has served since 2013 as the Physician to the President, and gained a national profile earlier this year for holding a sweeping press conference on the president’s health. Advertisement Trump has selected Robert Wilkie, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel … [Read more...] about Trump fires VA head Shulkin, taps White House doctor to replace him