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Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Eleena Tovar | 19 May, 2017, 19:00

Trump later said he would have fired Comey anyway.

Allies and former employees of Mr. Trump have long said that he taped some of his own phone calls, as well as meetings in Trump Tower. "The first target will be the leak investigation, and then, long term, if Donald Trump appoints some crony, that could make the whole Russian Federation investigation go away".

The White House denied the account.

In the meantime, the White House has made no complaints about Shcherbak's work.

US President Donald Trump looks towards First Lady Melania Trump at a "celebration of military mothers" event at the White House.

Trump is scheduled to leave for the kingdom on Friday 19 May. Trump said in an interview with NBC that the Russian Federation investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey. He leans heavily on daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Hope Hicks, his trusted campaign spokeswoman and Keith Schiller, his longtime bodyguard.

"That is possible", said Trump, who is giving a commencement speech at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va.

Meanwhile, President Trump is facing growing questions about whether he secretly recorded his conversations with Mr Comey. Often lauded for his independence, Comey had come under intense scrutiny in past months for his role in the agency's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the final days of the campaign.

But even those who had been critical of Comey expressed suspicion over the timing of Comey's firing.

Trump added, "But I mean, I'm OK with it".

May 9, 2017: Trump abruptly fires Comey. He increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson, according to multiple people who have spoken with him.

But there is a clear consensus and outrage over the White House's decision to send the President's bodyguard to deliver the termination letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while Comey himself was at a field office in Los Angeles, he said.

"We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters on his way to fly to southern Virginia on Saturday.

Trump said the candidates under consideration to lead the FBI - White House officials have identified 11 of them so far - are "outstanding people". "He's a little bit like a quarterback that gets ahead of his offensive line".

He continued, "Across Washington, Trump's allies have been buzzing about the staff's competence as well as the president's state of mind".

That is the day he leaves for the Middle East and Europe, his first foreign trip since taking office.