If Donald Trump quickly nominates a well-respected, nonpartisan replacement for James Comey at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not a loyal political friend, that, you'd have a right to think, just might calm things down.
A number of Republican politicians are reportedly under consideration for the post, including Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Trey Gowdy, both of whom endorsed Trump's candidacy a year ago. "I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed".
The FBI is assuring the American people, Comey's firing will not hinder their investigations into Russian Federation.
"This story is false", said Dina Powell, a deputy national security adviser. But given what we know about Trump's personality, what's in the public record, and what's been leaked by forces with reasons to despise him, Occam's razor still suggests that shadiness is all we'll find, and that Trump is lashing out childishly not out of guilt but because that's simply what he does - whether the target is Ted Cruz's family or Judge Curiel, the Khan family or now Comey. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. And that inner circle has not only always been small but it's nearly always been filled with family members as opposed to people who work for him.
"No, no I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask", he said. National security adviser H.R. McMaster comes out of the White House to insist the Washington Post story detailing the alleged leak by Trump of highly classified information to the Russians during an Oval Office meeting last week was untrue. He was also set to welcome foreign leaders to the White House, with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday and President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia on Thursday. Who's to believe unnamed sources over the word of a president?
Numerous most prominent stories are based on leaks and anonymous sources, which means that news consumers have a hard time evaluating how true they are. The president's credibility is all but shot, except among his most committed supporters and sycophantic media outlets such as Fox News.
If Trump had fired Comey on day one of taking office, then it would have been generally accepted because he had been harshly critical about Comey wiggling around Hillary Clinton's obvious violations of the law while she was secretary of state.
"I hope you can let this go", Comey wrote, quoting the President.
"And in the tumult of this time, many should be asking, Are there still public servants who are prepared to say no to the president?" he wrote.
David says, "Comey's firing marks the beginning of the end for Trump".
But Trump also appears to have fudged the truth about Comey in other small but important ways.
In addition, there are reports that Trump is "isolated in the White House and often nursing grievances about both the way he is being covered and the way in which his aides defend him".
It's not even the jobless Comey puttering in his yard. But the president, true to form, now refuses to confirm or deny there are any recordings.
Two: Trump and senior White House advisers learned January 26 that Flynn had discussed sanctions with Kislyak; Trump fired Flynn on February 13 for lying to Pence, after news reports described the Flynn-Kislyak talks.
That was the diplomatic thing to say, of course, though the Israelis may be quietly seething.
In a tweet, President Donald Trump calls democrats "phony hypocrites" for being angry about him firing a man they once criticized.