Updated 1:25 pm PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with from left, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest management practices. Trump tweeted Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that California gets billions of dollars for fires that could have been prevented with better management. less FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with from left, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long during a ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP … [Read more...] about The Latest: California’s McCarthy backs Trump fire comments
Associated Press Published 8:46 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Washington – Faced with biting public criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday, reminding him that “I won big, and he didn’t.” Days away from joining the Senate’s Republican majority, Romney broadly criticized Trump’s policies and character in a newspaper column, arguing that the president “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable,” the Utah Republican and 2012 presidential nominee wrote in a Washington Post op-ed posted online Tuesday night. “And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” Trump fired back on Twitter, saying early Wednesday: “Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much … [Read more...] about Trump fires back at Romney over scathing op-ed
SINCE entering the White House on January 20 2017, dozens have left Donald Trump's administration - some were fired and some resigned. So who did the US President fire and who quit? Here's everything you need to know. Who has Donald Trump fired? James Comey The seventh director of the FBI was fired by Trump on May 9 2017. His dismissal was one of the most controversial under Trump's presidency. Comey had been leading the investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russia to influence the result of the presidential election. Trump sent a termination letter which said the action was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, however he later gave a variety of other reasons to validate his decision. Comey claims Trump asked him to "let go" of potential charges against Michael Flynn. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian collusion after Comey's dismissal. Sally Yates The acting US … [Read more...] about Who has Donald Trump fired or who has resigned from his administration?
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