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.
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.
by 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!”
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.