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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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The FBI shortlist, a new voter fraud commission and Trump & McConnell's unlikely partnership

May 12, 2017
President Trump is already interviewing possible replacements for ousted FBI Director James Comey.

The fallout from President Trump firing the FBI director

May 12, 2017
A discussion about the shifting reasons behind Comey's ouster.
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Trump: DOJ Advice Followed His Decision to Ax Comey

May 12, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
President Trump decided to fire former FBI Director James Comey well before receiving recommendations from the Justice Department’s top officials this week, he said Thursday.
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Rosenstein takes heat over role in Comey firing

May 12, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Josh Dawsey | Politico
Democratic lawmakers challenge deputy AG over memo Trump used to explain dismissal.
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Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

May 11, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post
Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.
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