In possible sign of closer ties between US and Russia, Trump plans to meet Russia's foreign minister at White House. https://t.co/n9K6nEy2Gr
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 9, 2017
The New York Times reports: Senior White House and Justice Department officials had been working on building a case against Mr. Comey since at least last week, according to administration officials. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been charged with coming up with reasons to fire him, the officials said. [Continue reading…]
The one-page sheet circulated by the White House contained four stories, most of them about Democrats criticizing Comey’s decision to disclose developments in the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
One of the clips was a Wall Street Journal editorial calling for Comey’s resignation because “he has lost the trust of nearly everyone in Washington, along with every American who believes the FBI must maintain its reputation as a politically impartial federal agency.” [Continue reading…]
Former senior FBI official tells me: "I believe the intent here is to replace him with someone who will close" the Russia probe.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 9, 2017
Tuesday Night Massacre. We know why Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox: the president was guilty of obstruction of justice.
— JohnAloysiusFarrell (@jaloysius) May 9, 2017