Colbert Shocked By Audience's Reaction To Comey Firing

Russia said the firing of the FBI director had nothing to do with

Russia said the firing of the FBI director had nothing to do with

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, has also voiced support for Trump's decision.

"There were procedural problems with the way Director Comey handled the investigation".

The Connecticut Democrat appeared on MSNBC and CNN Wednesday morning.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he was watching Blumenthal speak, calling it a "joke".

It was the second time in three months Trump attacked Blumenthal on social media, reviving a seven-year-old controversy about Blumenthal's military record.

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US forces have also patrolled the Syria-Turkey border to discourage Turkish attacks on the Kurdish militia. You say "we are friends and allies" but then perform actions that are not in line with friendship.

Trump has previously attacked Blumenthal over statements that he served in Vietnam.

King said he would float the proposal on Comey on Wednesday and "see what kind of reaction I get". During his morning tweet storm, Trump said that "Comey lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike".

"As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance of criminal investigations that are free to follow the facts no matter where they lead".

"Given that Director Comey was responsible for the Russian Federation investigation, it's extremely concerning that the president would decide to fire him where there has been no indication he has done anything to justify it", said Matt Olsen, a former senior Justice Department official under President Obama. Or that, more generally, that no one - not even an Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the middle of his 10-year term - is safe from Trump's whims. It is different because nothing significant has changed since Inauguration Day in terms of the reason cited for Comey's firing - his handling of the Clinton emails.

At the White House, Trump's relatively light public schedule guarantees that questions about Russian Federation will continue to be front and center. "Therefore, I must recommend that you remove Director James B. Comey Junior". It's big news everywhere, so of course late-night hosts were all over it on Tuesday night, including Jimmy Kimmel.

White House postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact
The White House pushed off a meeting to hash out its position on the Paris climate agreement Tuesday for a second time . She did not say who was involved in discussions about the Paris agreement .

Giuliani, who took on an advisory role in the Trump' administration in January regarding cybersecurity issues, had been a consistent advocate and spokesperson for Trump throughout his campaign. He and other Democrats reiterated their calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected that idea Wednesday. He said unless a special prosecutor is named, Americans could rightfully wonder whether the move was "part of a cover-up".

Trump then said Comey will be replaced by "someone who will do a far better job".

The US president stunned Washington by firing Comey, the man who leads the agency charged with investigating whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation to sway the November elections.

Democrats decried the firing, comparing it to President Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" decision to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, prompting the resignations of the Justice Department's top two officials. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said that while he couldn't be certain the request triggered Comey's dismissal, he said he believed the FBI "was breathing down the neck of the Trump campaign and their operatives and this was an effort to slow down the investigation".

South Korea: Moon vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'
The North's increasing threat may make the USA less tolerant of policy differences with Seoul than in the past, he said. In one of his first acts as president, Moon spoke by telephone with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lee Sun-jin.

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