Transcript for What we know: Trump and the FBI
Hey guys I'm on the Nevada in new York and before you head in tier weekend here are the story he need to know at the end of an insane news weak first. We could have a new FBI director went well who knows but the presidents as soon. Who we do have are front runner and more on that ingests Sackett. Secondly we're learning more and more details around president comes firing of FBI director James coney there are still lots of questions but we'll let you know what we know now. And finally yesterday president trump took questions for the first time since a special counsel was appointed to look into Russian election interference. And don't count on calling it a witch hunt. Now to the details president trump says he is a very close to naming a new FBI director Andy interview four candidates at the White House. Former of other Oklahoma governor frank Keating's former FBI official frankly Feeley current acting FBI director Andrew McKay. And this. The current front runner. Former Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman a former Democrat turned independent. Former vice presidential candidate on how courts take it and the only one on that list to either isn't a Republican or doesn't have any FBI experience itself. What do some of his former colleagues on the hill think about the pig well it's a mixed back. Mostly senate Republicans are praising him and Democrats are less than site remember. Not only did the government heard from Democrat to independent he actually spoke at the 2008 Republican Convention in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin instead of Barack Obama. So there may still be a little bad blood between Lieberman and the Democrats the big question though is not if they like him or respect him it's whether or not they would confirm. Next up more details on president comes firing up FBI director James coney. The New York Times reported new details about the relationship between colony and trucks specifically. In made homey and comfortable. That Kobe had to explain to the president how proper communications with the FBI should work that he was worried about his agency's independent. And that he worked hard to keep the White House and their questions about the ongoing investigation into any ties between the trunk campaign in Russian officials at arm's length. Komi kept notes and wrote memos to his colleagues about all these interactions and investigators are now asking for them. But there's also this a White House event just two days after trump took office. Komi was there with other law enforcement and later told a friend that he wore a dark blue suit specifically did try and blend in with the curtains in the back of the room. Literal can apply and that is how badly he did not want the president to notice them. Kobe by the way sixth at eight so we didn't work and led to this awkward hand shook handshake slash hug moment but. At these details emerge they only raise more questions about president trump and the White House is way of doing business. More questions that special counsel we'll have to answer. Finally we heard from the president himself and then not just on Twitter. And a joint press conference with Colombia's president Santos president trump took questions for the first time since the appointment of special counsel. To investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. A special counsel he and his administration have made clear over and over again they did not think was necessary. Trump said he respected the move but went back to calling it a witch hunt take a less. Well I respect the move put the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign. But I can always speak for myself and the Russians zero. I think it divides the country. I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things. Then trump was asked point blank one of the questions at the heart that investigation. Did he ever urged former FBI director James coney to shut down or back off the probe into his former national security advisor Michael play. Trump answered no. Twice then asked for the next question now remember at that request from trump to call me asking him to quote. Let Jason go in reference to the FBI digging into Clinton's financial ties abroad fat was reportedly documented. In notes only tell after each meeting or call with the president and in a memo he shared the colleagues. So that no could easily be proven true or not depending on how this investigation goes. Meanwhile the president is off on his first foreign trip ten days some big meetings with key US allies. The news doesn't stop on weekends so stay with us here and at abcnews.com. For the latest as it happens.
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