CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Rudy Giuliani tonight to again try and make sense of the latest flip-flop from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer. Giuliani denied to Tapper that he ever said Trump told James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Minutes later Tapper showed him the video of him directly saying that. After talking about Omarosa, Cuomo told Giuliani tonight, “I cannot find you ever saying the president did not have that conversation with Comey until this weekend.” Giuliani insisted he did so from the beginning, and Cuomo asked, “Why do you keep arguing in the alternative if you have high ground that it never happened?” “Because I can get him out of it legally,” Giuliani responded. “I can get him out of it factually. He’s got both defenses.” For this to be true, Cuomo pointed out, Comey would have to be a “crazy liar.” Giuliani said he is one. He went on to argue that if Comey felt “he was being … [Read more...] about Chris Cuomo Confronts Giuliani for Changing Comments on Trump-Comey Meeting: So Comey’s a ‘Crazy Liar’?
President Trump sent a tweet Friday night that may cause some people to panic. Late Thursday, the memos of former FBI Director James Comey were released. However, reports are suggesting that at least two out of the seven memos contained classified information, something DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is now investigating. And since Comey has openly admitted that he hoped that releasing the memos would lead to the appointment of a special counsel, the president drew quite a conclusion. James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council? Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018 “James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council [sic]?” Trump began the tweet. “Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal … [Read more...] about Trump: Comey ‘Illegally Leaked’ Memos That Led to Special Counsel, ‘Does Everybody Know What That Means?’
The nation's intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia's interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a "widely circulated" intelligence dossier contained unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013.The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey's account in a new memoir, Trump "strongly denied the allegations, asking - rhetorically, I assumed - whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations."The January 2017 conversation at Trump Tower in Manhattan "teetered toward disaster" - until "I pulled the tool from my bag: 'We are not investigating you, sir.' That seemed to quiet him," Comey … [Read more...] about Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false
White House chief of staff John Kelly called President Trump “dishonorable” and considered quitting over the way he fired former FBI director James Comey, according to a report Thursday. Comey recounts Kelly’s emotional response to his dismissal in his forthcoming memoir, which is set to hit shelves next week, the Daily Beast reported. The longtime lawman writes that Kelly was “sick” about the situation and “intended to quit” in protest. Trump dumped Comey in May, later admitting that his decision was made in part because of the federal investigation into his campaign’s possible coordination with Russian looking to influence the election. EPA boss Pruitt mucking up Trump and Kelly's relationship Comey learned of his firing from a television news report while he was addressing agents in California. Kelly, in charge of the Department of Homeland Security at the time, called Comey … [Read more...] about Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly told James Comey the President was ‘dishonorable’ after he fired the FBI boss
ABC released a promo video for the first interview with scorned ex-FBI director James Comey, and it’s shaping up to be a bombshell. Comey, who sat down with George Stephanopoulos for a 20/20 special set to air Sunday night, is “going to shock the president and his team,” according to a source who spoke to Axios. The promo video, which you can watch over at Axios, features Stephanopoulos asking Comey a number of questions on big topics the former FBI director has remained mum about since his unceremonious dismissal by President Donald Trump last year. “How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?” Stephanopoulos asks Comey. Axios also reported that their source said the interview will “add more meat to the charges swirling around Trump.” “Comey answered every question,” Mike Allen reported. The former FBI director’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, is slated for release on … [Read more...] about ABC’s Stephanopoulos: Comey Compares Trump to a ‘Mob Boss’