Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

After he fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, US President Donald Trump on Friday warned the latter not to talk to media. "This morning, the President tweeted a thinly veiled threat to Mr. Comey, which could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law". When Trump pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey reportedly told him, "You will have that".

Asking such a question "would come close to bribery. or at least obstruction of justice, which Comey would've had to be an idiot to fall for by offering the assurance sought", Tribe said. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, they also argue, should also not be involved, given that he recused himself from investigations into the Trump campaign after it emerged he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador to Washington. The White House did not immediately respond to questions from the Washington Post about whether Trump had the conversations between the men recorded.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the report and said the president would "never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty".

Trump has revealed he asked Comey on three occasions whether he was a target in a probe into alleged Russian election meddling, stoking allegations of presidential interference.

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Trump also suggested that he may bring to an end the White House press briefings, hinting that he doesn't completely trust his staff to convey his messaging accurately.

Trump's top spokesman refused to comment on whether listening devices are active in the Oval Office or elsewhere, a non-denial that recalled the secretly taped conversations and telephone calls that ultimately led to President Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal.

With journalists and authors, in particular, Trump's caution as a business tycoon prior to his life in politics was memorable, if also par for the course inside NY executive suites.

Comey was speaking in Los Angeles Tuesday before an assembly of bureau employees when a television screen in the background began flashing the news of his firing. In Trump's telling, Comey reassured him that he was not.

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"In fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story; it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump said.

Instead, they said, the president fired Comey on the advice of senior members of the Justice Department, who anxious about his handling of a 2016 investigation into Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton.

Then on Thursday, Trump told NBC anchor Lester Holt that the decision to fire Comey was his alone and that he would have made it "regardless" of what Rosenstein recommended.

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