Donald Trump Is Still 'Ranting, Brooding' About Comey and Russia Investigations

He gets cranky if there's no pudding

The White House has alluded to Comey's actions as potentially illegal, as has the outside counsel that the president has retained. You, the other day, referred to potential false testimony. That investigation also reportedly involves a probe into whether the President obstructed justice when he allegedly asked Mr Comey to drop an inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's possible ties to Russian Federation.

"That's not the President's role" she responded.

Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, pointed to Comey's acknowledgement during a June congressional hearing that he authorized the leaking of a memo about his conversations with the president to The New York Times.

Sanders has been hammering Comey all week, arguing the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting him for his actions.

"The president was right in firing Director Comey; since [the] director's firing we've learned new information about his conduct that only provided further justification for that firing" Sanders said.

"So what do you want to see happen?" a reporter pressed.

"I don't think there's any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel, yes", Bannon said.

Axios reported that Sanders's words are part of a larger campaign to not only discredit Comey.

"He went outside of the chain of command and politicized an investigation into a presidential candidate". "I'm certainly not an attorney, but I think that the facts of the case are very clear". "The president has been clear on his position on that front, he's very pleased with the new director and has full confidence in him to fully restore and lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation". The Hill reported on July 9 that the memos Comey leaked were government documents and more than half of them contained classified information.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had asked in July to interview the two officials, Jim Rybicki and Carl Ghattas, and then agreed to narrow the scope of questioning after the Justice Department initially declined to make the men available.

The Justice Department is preventing Senate investigators from interviewing two top FBI officials who could provide first-hand testimony over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the latest sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be investigating the circumstances around the firing, officials tell CNN.

"No. As I told Hallie, this is anybody that breaks the law".

"Whatever that process is that needs to be followed should certainly be looked at", she explained.

Sanders added that she was not sure if Trump saw the "60 Minutes" interview, but said she was "sure it made for great TV".

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