Trump tweets he 'never fired' Comey over Russian Federation, contradicting reports about memo

James Comey speaks on Capitol Hill

James Comey speaks on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump said again on Thursday that he did not fire former FBI Director James Comey because he was leading the Russian Federation investigation, despite previous comments that point to the probe playing a role in his decision. So it was this Thursday morning during a particularly unhinged Executive Time, where President Mean Girl threw out a laughable falsehood with the caveat that nobody even cares about this, OK?

Trump ended up shelving that letter in favor of a far shorter one, but the draft has taken on new significance in the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining it as he determines whether Trump's firing of Comey was part of an effort to obstruct justice, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

Oh for Pete's sake.

To Mr. McCabe, that seemed like possible evidence that Mr. Comey's firing was actually related to the F.B.I.'s investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, and that Mr. Rosenstein helped provide a cover story by writing about the Clinton investigation.

McCabe was sacked after the Justice Department's watchdog said he lied to investigators reviewing the bureau's probe of Hillary Clinton's email server. "The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!"

House Freedom Caucus members say Rosenstein impeachment document is "last resort"; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Washington.

Russia offers Ukraine help in journalist murder probe
The Ukrainian man then hired an acquaintance who had fought in the Crimean conflict as the gunman. He says a Ukrainian citizen allegedly paid $40,000 to arrange the hit has been arrested.

In the past, President Donald Trump has criticized McCabe for political donations his wife received from an ally of Hillary Clinton.

"I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Hannity said McCabe wrote a personal memo about his concerns with Trump's firing of his friend and boss James Comey. If Trump fired James Comey over the investigation, that would very likely constitute obstruction of justice. "He's entitled to that".

By the inspector general's telling, in seeking to advance his own interests, McCabe authorized two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to talk to the Wall Street Journal about a story he believed would cast him as standing in the way of a probe of Hillary Clinton's foundation. "Actually, he couldn't get that".

The report shows the investigation in total cost almost $10 million between October and March. The office has also spent about $750,000 on travel, almost all of which went toward temporary duty costs for Justice Department employees on loan to the Mueller investigation.

McCabe's memo reportedly has been turned over to Mueller. As of 2018, US attorney salaries were capped at a little over $164,000, according to the department's pay scale.

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