Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump Lashes Out at Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department on Fox & Friends

Trump Lashes Out at Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department on Fox & Friends

The Justice Department and the FBI are supposed to maintain independence and avoid political interference in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

"I think Jon Tester has to have a big price to pay in Montana", he said. Now "I didn't go there"-everybody knows, the logs are there, the planes are there, and [Comey] said I didn't stay there at night. And I slept with a weapon - a knife or a bat - next to me for many years", Comey said". Lady justice has a blindfold. "That memo was unclassified then, it's still unclassified", Mr. Comey said.

Comey caused content from the memos to reach the New York Times and wrote about them in his bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty.

Asked what he had gotten his wife, Trump said: "I better not get into that because I may get in trouble".

Until last week, it was unclear whether the Comey memos were, in fact, memos to the file-that is, to real, official Federal Bureau of Investigation files, which are more probative and are subject to official review-or they were "memos to my bedroom drawer", personal notes that were never made official, which are less probative (that is, they are subject to adjustment and re-writing) and are essentially Comey's personal property. 'It's still unclassified. It's in my book. The book, published by TidalWave Comics, was written by Michael Frizell and drawn by Joe Paradise, featuring cover art by Pablo Martinena.

"Is everybody believing what is going on", Trump tweeted. James Comey can't define what a leak is. On April 26, Trump said on television that he stayed overnight in Moscow in 2013, after former FBI Director James Comey claimed Trump had said otherwise.

"Remember sailor!" possibly refers to Kristian Saucier, a Navy sailor who pleaded guilty and was sentenced in 2016 for taking and retaining unauthorized photos of classified areas and objects aboard a submarine.

The measure awaiting a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of his or her firing and would put into law existing Justice Department regulations that a special counsel must be fired for good cause.

"A terrible group of deep-seated people are coming up with all sorts of phony charges against me and they're not bringing up real charges against the other side", he said. But it shows there are limits to Republican support for Trump when it comes to the president's attacks on the special counsel's probe. But the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has said he will not bring the legislation up for a full Senate vote.

It is perhaps fitting, then, that the former-FBI-director-turned-President-Trump-antagonist has now made a debut in the bubble dialogue and primary-color heroics of the comic world. He called Comey "a leaker" and "a liar".

Among the most salacious details was a report that Trump consorted with prostitutes overnight on that trip, a claim Trump has denied.

"I knew it was first funded by Republicans", Comey told Baier during an exchange about his knowledge of the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele wrote.

The interview was called "unhinged", "rambling" and "disastrous" on social media.

"It could be that I walk out quickly - with respect - but ... it could be that maybe the meeting doesn't even take place", Trump told Fox News. "Of course I stayed there".

"I went to Russian Federation for a day or so, a day or two", Trump said.

"The question is, would she lie to us", Comey said (emphasis added). "That's a false statement!"

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