Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

President Trump is in the market for a new FBI Director... he's fired James Comey

A White House official has said Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey.

This comes after acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe took over for Comey's scheduled appearance to testify publicly about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation on Thursday.

"This is not going to end well for this administration", the former official said. In the NBC interview on Thursday, Trump said he would have fired Comey regardless of any such recommendations.

As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event, in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner the pair had at the White House.

President Trump argued Friday that there is nothing "inappropriate" about asking for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's loyalty, while denying that he made such a demand before firing former director James Comey.

Trump said in an interview with NBC News Thursday that Comey told him once at dinner and twice over the telephone that he wasn't under investigation. Trump said. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" As the Post notes, this calls into question the credibility of not only press secretary Sean Spicer, but also Vice President Pence, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.

As Krishnamoorthi correctly points out, there have been "varied and divergent statements" coming from the Trump White House regarding the firings of both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

Asked whether anyone in the White House had an audio recording of the dinner, as Trump suggested in a tweet earlier on Friday, Spicer said: "I'm not aware of that". Russian Federation denies the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people.

Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of IL, who serves on the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday afternoon asking for copies of any tapes involving conversations with Comey that might exist, according to a report by NPR.

"I can confidently tell you that the vast majority of employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey", Mr McCabe said.



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