Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing
Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing
16 May, 2017, 09:52
"The whole notion that the president can throw out these kind of claims and then not either confirm or deny them is outrageous in my mind", Warner said.
"I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system", Clapper said "I think as well our institutions are under assault internally". The former FBI director had been leading the agency's investigation into the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump campaign aides and Russian officials. "And, I think, as well our institutions are under assault internally", Clapper said.
The FBI Agents Association has endorsed former Republican congressman Mike Rogers, an ex-FBI agent who led the House intelligence committee and had collegial relationships with his Democratic counterparts.
However, Lee gave Trump the benefit of the doubt, saying, "As far as I'm aware, he is fully cooperating and he is willing and eager to see this investigation" through. "Exactly", Clapper replied, adding that the constitutional system of checks and balances was "under assault and is eroding".
Given the Republicans' narrow Senate majority, the larger consideration for the White House is that some GOP senators also insist on a nonpartisan choice as the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
"The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created", he said, adding, "I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all ... but we don't know all the evidence yet".
Asked about reports that Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas was among those interviewed for the job, Graham said, "It's now time to pick someone who comes from within the ranks or has such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on day one".
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The termination letter from President Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Lee said he was "absolutely serious about it". "I can't say", he said. Speaking on Sunday talk shows, lawmakers from the two parties said Trump doesn't have any choice but to turn over any tapes that could exist.
Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign.
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"The developments of the past week are very bothersome, very disturbing to me", Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
One contender who could prove politically palatable is Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney in Manhattan with significant experience in terrorism and public corruption investigations.
Trump also misquoted the Obama administration's intelligence director, James Clapper.
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, at first saying he accepted recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that he be ousted because of the role he played past year in the investigation into Trump's presidential election challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the way she handled national security material on her private email server.
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NDP leader John Horgan would be asked to form a new government, with Green Party support, or a new election could be called. Those mail-in ballots take up to two weeks to be counted, so a final result will not be declared until then.
According to the White House, Comey was sacked late Tuesday on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein. After the White House initially suggested Trump was acting on the behest of others, the president has since taken full credit.
In Britain, the National Cyber Security Center says it is "working round the clock" with experts to restore vital health services. Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.
A spokesperson for the president told reporters, "We want [the investigation] to come to its conclusion with integrity". The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Comey.
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