During an ABC interview published today, former FBI director James Comey staunchly defended his decision to announce, just 11 days before the 2016 USA presidential election, that the FBI was reopening its investigation of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account while she was U.S. secretary of state.
Comey held a televised press briefing in July 2016 to announce the Department of Justice was not recommending charges against Clinton, and generated more controversy when he sent a letter to Capitol Hill saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviewing more of her emails - a move Clinton and her allies say helped swing the election to Trump.
In his new book, A Higher Loyalty, Comey describes Trump as unfit for the nation's highest office, but stops short of concluding there's a strong case against the president for obstructing justice.
The wide-ranging interview with ABC News also came ahead of Tuesday's release of Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", in which he details his interactions with the Republican president. Trump calls the former FBI director an "untruthful slime ball", "a proven LEAKER & LIAR" and "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"
A New York Times column published in October 2017, "Is Nothing Funny, Mr. President?" discussed this, warning: "For the first time in recent memory, we have a commander in chief without a sense of humor - and America is paying the price".
Meanwhile, Trump's reax to the FBI's raid on the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney Michael Cohen - an "attack on our country", hetweeted - is equally disturbing and risky, Comey told Stephanopoulos.
One could say Trump did his part to sell Comey's book on Monday by resuming his Twitter tirade without answering crucial questions or accounting for his own previous pro-Comey statements. Comey seems likely to be the star witness in any obstruction of justice case that might be brought against the President by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in the sprawling Russian Federation investigation. This may not reduce Comey's value as a witness against Trump in court, but then the likelihood is that the president will never be tried in court - at least not while he is in office. And Comey has said that Rosenstein acted "dishonorably" by allegedly helping advance a pretext for Comey's dismissal previous year.
"Jim Comey loves to be in the center of power", Conway suggested.
"The challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him", he said.
"I think he has a right to defend himself", California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said. It offers Comey's version of the investigation on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
In March, the Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies from the United States after Britain accused Russia of attacking a former spy, living in Britain, with a military-grade nerve agent.
Philadelphia 76ers: 3 takeaways from Game 1 vs. Heat Veteran Amir Johnson will likely start in place of the injured Embiid in Game 1 of the Sixers' first-round playoff series. Oh wait, the Sixers actually DID blow out the Miami Heat? 42 games worth, where he's also started in 24 playoff games.
"I'm not trying to make fun of President Trump", he insisted. After facing widespread backlash at the time, Trump apologized for comments he made on the recording - in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women and "grabbing them by the p-y" - but went on to repeatedly dismiss them as "locker room talk". "And so I choose to see the opportunity in a forest fire because what forest fires do is allow things to grow that never could've grown". It's going to damage the president in other people's view.
She continued to 60 Minutes: "And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a attractive little girl". She said that as she walked around her auto , she dropped a toy belonging to her infant daughter who was in vehicle .
A second-grade male student took out a knife after he put his backpack away and cut three others, according to the Star Tribune. Police describe the injuries as minor, but two students required stitches because they were cut in the back of the head.
Actor Will Ferrell is "grateful" for well wishes received after a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Orange County Thursday night. Actor Jason Alexander tweeted his "thoughts and love out to Will Ferrell and his friends and family today".
Situation is worst in Madhya Pradesh where people are complaining that ATMs are non dispensing cash from the past 15 days. In a month, supply would be about Rs 70000- Rs 75000 crore", Garg said. "The government will act tough on this", he said.
Her show was replete with a long list of references to America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Last year, the 36-year-old singer established a merit scholarship program to support young women.
The Company said that the previously announced investigation into an allegation of misconduct against Sir Martin has concluded. Sir Martin said last week that he rejected the allegation "unreservedly but recognise that the company has to investigate it".
Clinton herself has pointed to Comey's actions in explaining her presidential election loss. "Again, very odd ", Comey wrote. Asked to describe that January 6, 2017 meeting two weeks before Trump took office, Comey said: "Really weird".
The CDC also recommends that if consumers have already purchased bagged or chopped lettuce, it should be thrown away immediately. The current outbreak is not related to a recent multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to leafy greens .
China imposed ownership restrictions in 1994, limiting foreign carmakers to owning no more than a 50% share of any local venture. Limits on foreign ownership of electric vehicle producers will be eliminated this year, the Cabinet's planning agency said.
Meanwhile, Tea Party conservatives are actively promoting other candidates for the position, including Rep. Republicans expect a battle between McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise for the speaker's role.
Night Court Star Harry Anderson Passes Away
He became a street performer and reportedly ran a lucrative shell game on the streets of San Francisco for a time. He actually started his show business career as a street magician, and fell into acting by some happy accidents.
Report raises questions about safety of Allegiant Air
A " 60 Minutes " documentary that aired last Sunday found that in-flight breakdowns were common. "That to us is a red flag". FOX5 also uncovered a ring of employees arrested on suspicion of stealing items out of Allegiant passengers' bags.
Bryce Harper breaks bat on 406-ft home run
No matter, however, as Harper was still able place the ball 406 feet into the seats at Shea Stadium. Since the start of last season he has hit.377 (23-of-61) with six homers and 13 RBIs against them.
Barbara Bush in failing health
She is also known for her sense of humor, once joking that her husband couldn't keep a job, but that, at least, he wasn't boring. She was also Second Lady from 1981 until 1989 while her husband served as vice president in Ronald Reagan's administration.