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Trump to interview Joe Lieberman, 3 others for FBI post

May 18, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Madeline Conway | POLITICO
Trump will also interview Frank Keating, a Republican and former Oklahoma governor; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official; and Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s current acting director, for the post.
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Sources: Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation

May 17, 2017
Susan Davis, Jessica Taylor, Carrie Johnson | NPR
President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to close down the agency's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn just one day after Flynn was let go, according to two sources close to Comey.
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As Trump’s woes mount, congressional Republicans arrive at a moment of reckoning

May 17, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
As President Trump has lurched from one crisis to another, Republicans have chosen a strategy of compartmentalization over confrontation, preferring to look away in hopes that the storm would pass.
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Behind the scenes of the hunt for a new FBI director

May 17, 2017
Gloria Borger, Mary Kay Mallonee | CNN
The meetings focused on the FBI, issues of concern such as terror threats and cybersecurity, and especially combating violent crime in America.
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Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats’ calls

May 16, 2017
Erica Werner, Eric Tucker | Associated Press
While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here’s a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who’s next.
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GOP Senators: It's Time for Facts on Comey, Tapes, Russia

May 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger, James Arkin | RealClearPolitics
GOP lawmakers have joined Democratic colleagues, including Reps. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, in casting wary eyes at Trump and his erratic West Wing operation.
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Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

May 15, 2017
Ed O'Keefe, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
Key Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Sunday called for Trump to turn over any recorded conversations, based on a tantalizing tweet the president sent last week that said, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
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Trump's Premium on Loyalty Poses Hurdle in Search for FBI Chief

May 15, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Shannon Pettypiece, Margaret Talev | Bloomberg
The job description for FBI director under President Donald Trump includes an unusual requirement: personal loyalty to him.
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It’s Early, but the GOP Is Already in the Midterm Danger Zone

May 15, 2017
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann | NBC
There are two ways to look at the new national NBC/WSJ poll we released Sunday. The first way: President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey didn't significantly change the president's overall standing. The second way: Trump's 39% job rating is a screaming alarm bell for the Republican Party when you think about the midterms.
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