'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'

Comey 'Nauseous' over election thoughts

Trump said reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that he may be able to make his decision on the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. "My decision", Trump told NBC's Lester Holt.

The former director of the agency, James Comey, was sacked by Trump earlier this week in a stunning move that has raised questions about the underlying motivation.

The warning appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of events, the administration might produce tapes of conversations to counter that, although it was not clear if such tapes exist. He told reporters it was possible he could make public his selection before he departs for the Mideast and Europe.

"I was going to fire Comey, my decision", he explained, when asked about a meeting with Rosenstein that took place Monday night. Nearly all of them are very well known.

"They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially".

Later, Ms Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity".

Sanders insisted that Comey was terminated because he mishandled the investigation into Clinton's email server - an inquiry that Trump cheered during the campaign.

Those opposed to the sacking have claimed that Comey's sacking was a bid to stall an FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team.

Russian, US Ideas on Syria Safe Zones Could Be Compatible - De Mistura
Trump "also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East", the White House said. Lavrov and Trump did not agree to any "specific approaches" to Syria during their meeting on Wednesday, McMaster said.

Trump confirmed that asked Comey on three separate occasions whether or not he was under investigation. The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president.

Almost a dozen people are being considered, including attorneys, law enforcement officials and legislators. "The next day, Tuesday May 9th, the Deputy Attorney General sent his written recommendation to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General sent his written recommendation to the President", Sanders said.

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe is also in contention to head the agency, according to news reports.

Twenty state attorneys general are also calling for the appointment of a special counsel. Hudson, who was appointed by George W. Bush, struck down a major component of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Krishnamoorthi serves on the House's oversight committee as well. Comey, he said, told him he is not.

Fisher and Townsend were the only women on the list of candidates.

The FBI has never had a female director.

During a senate hearing last week, before he was sacked, Comey said that he was "mildly naseaous" at the thought that he could have affected the outcome of the presidential election - a nod to his infamous letter to Congress just 10 days before the vote that many, including Hillary Clinton, count as a reason for Trump's victory.

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