THE FBI boss who probed whether members of Donald Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia is set to be interviewed on Capitol Hill by house Republicans one last time Here's the lowdown on James Comey who authored a memoir titled 'A Higher Loyalty' earlier this year. 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 is James Comey’s net worth, why was he fired by Donald Trump and who’s his wife?
House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey will appear for the interview after fighting a subpoena in court. Under a deal struck with the House Judiciary Committee, he will be free to speak about the questioning afterward and a transcript will be released. He had argued that Republicans would selectively leak details from the interview. The interview comes as GOP lawmakers are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into decisions made at the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election. Republicans argue that department officials were biased against Donald Trump as they started an investigation into his campaign's ties with Russia and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in a separate investigation into her email use. Comey was in charge of both of those investigations. Democrats, who will also attend the interview, … [Read more...] about Comey Set for Closed-Door Interview With House Republicans
Legal Former FBI director James Comey said he's not worried by President Donald Trump’s order to the bureau to release a slew of his text messages, saying he "wasn’t a big texter" when he was at the law enforcement agency. Trump’s sudden Monday move to release Comey’s communications also included an order to declassify 20 pages of a 2016 surveillance application targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and to release Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s notes related to the Russia probe. Story Continued Below “Personally, I don’t care, I wasn’t a big texter,” Comey told St. Louis Public Radio in a Wednesday interview, adding that he also wasn't concerned about anything he said in emails becoming public. “I have a separate worry, which is institutional…You don’t want to do anything in disclosing information that’s connected to an intelligence investigation that would either screw up pending … [Read more...] about Comey says he’s not worried about Trump releasing his texts
Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey never discussed former national security adviser Mike Flynn, backtracking from July comments in which he indicated otherwise. “There was no conversation about Michael Flynn,” Trump’s personal attorney said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “That is what he will testify to if he's asked that question.”Story Continued Below He also told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he never said the president had asked Comey to give Flynn a break. “I said that is what Comey is saying,” Giuliani said. Tapper referenced comments by Giuliani to ABC last month in which the attorney said Trump did not ask Comey to drop the investigation. “He didn’t direct him to do that,” Giuliani said in July. “What he said to him was, ‘Can you give him a break?’” Flynn, an outspoken adviser to Trump’s campaign, served briefly as his … [Read more...] about Giuliani backtracks: ‘No conversation’ between Trump, Comey on Flynn
Updated 5:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with business leaders, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. First lady Melania Trump, sitting at the table, listens. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with business leaders, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. First lady Melania Trump, sitting at the table, listens. Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP The Latest: Trump says NK making progress on denuking 1 / 1 Back to Gallery BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump insists that North Korea is making progress in dismantling its nuclear program. Trump made the remarks … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump says NK making progress on denuking