Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton

Acting FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe sits with a folder marked

Acting FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe sits with a folder marked"Secret in front of him while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign.

Agents gained a new sense of urgency Tuesday when President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which has sparked fear among investigators that the administration will hamper their efforts.

Trump told Fox News he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest.

President Donald Trump's administration offered a few explanations about why FBI Director James Comey was sacked.

While several presidents secretly recorded conversations without problems, the practice is most associated with Nixon.

Whoever is selected for the position will face intense scrutiny from Democrats and Republicans and will be responsible for overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, along with the typical responsibilities of managing an agency of over 35,000 employees.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised it by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the United States president and Russia's top diplomat.

On Friday, CNN's Jake Tapper reported that Comey was "taken aback" by Trump's request for a personal assurance or pledge of loyalty at a dinner shortly after he took office. White House officials warned Friday that could have an effect on future conversations with Trump that are meant to be confidential.

"I would note that NY is a one-party consent state and President Trump has always abided by the law", said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide, referring to the law that permits taping conversations without the knowledge of one of the participants.

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Trump has claimed that Comey told him on all three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation.

The issue of "perfect accuracy"- like so many other topics - came up during the daily press briefing because Trump had tweeted about it earlier in the day.

Consider then the irony that Comey's firing led to the Washington Post citing an unprecedented 30 unnamed sources in its next-day story about his dismissal. "He's risky because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed".

Warner said he would "absolutely" want the Senate to subpoena the White House to produce any recordings made by the Trump administration that are relevant to the Comey firing or the Russian Federation matter.

"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" the president tweeted.

The FBI and House and Senate Intelligence Committees are all conducting investigations into Russia's interference in the USA presidential election, including possible collusion between Russian operatives and Trump campaign officials.

Earlier Friday, Trump reiterated his view that reports about collusion with the Russian government by members of his 2016 campaign are "fabricated".

Warner said he felt reassured when Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said the FBI would also pursue its investigation.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a critic of Trump in the past, said Comey's firing "exacerbates the erosion of trust" in public institutions.

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