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Trump's growing list of high-profile firings
The firing of FBI director James Comey prompted an outcry from both sides of the political aisle last week. But Comey's dismissal wasn't the first time that President Donald Trump revived his old reality show tagline -- "you're fired!" –- in his new role. There have been a handful of high-profile
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Rand Paul , R-Ky.; White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway. ——— NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Capitol Hill, U.S. allies react to report that Trump shared classified intelligence
Members of President Trump 's administration denied details from a Washington Post report published on Monday that he shared confidential information pertaining to an Islamic State (ISIS) threat during a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the United States. Democrats on
'This Week' Transcript 5-14-17: The Firing of Director Comey
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on May 14, 2017 and it will be updated. STEPHANOPOULOS: On that committee, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Senator, thank you for coming and joining us this morning. First big question, is this firing of Director Comey going to affect your investigation?
Sen. Durbin says President Trump 'may be obstructing justice'
Sen. Dick Durbin , the Senate's number two Democrat, said President Trump may be obstructing justice by firing FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the investigation into Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and Moscow's ties to Trump associates. “President Trump is dangerous because he may
Some Republicans express concern over Comey firing, call for special prosecutor
It's been two days since President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the leading figure in the intelligence community’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. In the immediate aftermath, Democrats roundly condemned the firing while Republicans were split
5 moments Donald Trump and James Comey were at odds
Contrary to the White House's original explanations, it’s now clear that President Trump himself initiated the process to fire James Comey. Trump told Lester Holt today that he had planned to fire Comey for some time. "I was going to fire Comey," he said, "There's no good time to do it, by the way
Comey asked for more money, staffing for Russia investigation days before firing
FBI Director James Comey requested additional money and staffing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election just days before his firing, according to two sources, including Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and a U.S. official
Meet the 'brave' Syrian women who came to the US to change their country’s fate
Ahed Festuk stood outside the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Illinois, waiting for an aide to come and collect her. With her long blond hair, black jeans and flowered scarf, she looked very much like any other millennial living in her adopted home of Brooklyn, New York. But Festuk