Comey sacking: Trump urged to hand over any tapes

Reports indicate James Comey the former director of the FBI who was summarily fired by President Trump this week

Indian-American prosecutor Preet Bharara who was sacked by President Donald Trump's administration in March, has called for the appointment of an independent counsel to lead the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported.

The former Director of National Intelligence then said it is a "professional courtesy" to accept such an invitation from the president, but said it would be "profoundly out of character" for Comey to have given Trump any sort of loyalty promise.

During the interview, Trump talked about how James Clapper said there was no evidence of his campaign's collusion with Russian Federation (even though Clapper somewhat refuted this during the week).

"It certainly appears to meet the definition in the [obstruction] statute", Sen.

Clapper says he feels the government's system of checks and balances is "eroding".

"I think the intelligence committees are the ones that should do this, because, don't forget that the methods and sources of our intelligence gathering are also at play here, and we have to be very sensitive so that we don't compromise that information as well", Ryan told Fox News this week, referencing Trump's complaints about leaks of information from law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Clapper continued his attack on Trump's White House while doing the interview rounds on Sunday.

Bharara said a special prosecutor must be "independent and uncompromised" and that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russian Federation probe because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from it, must appoint one.

Meanwhile, a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday found that 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey, while 38 percent disapprove.

The Justice Department has said Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, were involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general. John Cornyn of Texas.

The Senate must confirm a new FBI director once Trump names a candidate; that FBI director will take a lead role in the Russian Federation investigation.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, continued to argue that the president should consider Merrick Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court a year ago by President Barack Obama but who was denied a hearing by Republicans.

Trump's threat about tapes has intensified calls from Democrats for an independent probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election. When Trump said he'd let the investigations continue as is, Pirro asked once more "so no independent investigation?" Congress is doing a good job in my view.

"The bottom line is I don't know if there was collusion, political collusion", Clapper told Tapper.

"All I want is for Comey to be honest and I hope he will be and I'm sure he will be - I hope", he said.

Trump has become increasingly distrustful of some White House staff since taking office and is increasingly reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides for advice.

It was Trump-acting on his belief that he is his own best spokesperson-who delivered the final blow to the White House's Comey story. Haley explained, "The president is the CEO of the country".

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