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AG Sessions avoids talks of FBI director in West Virginia

AG Sessions avoids talks of FBI director in West Virginia

Sessions said he would recuse himself from all matters relating to the 2016 campaign, although he joined Rosenstein in recommending Trump fire Comey.

[E] ven if we accept the White House's stated rationale that the Director was sacked because of his controversial conduct surrounding the Clinton email investigation, this might still fall within the scope of Sessions' expansive pledge to recuse himself from "any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States".

In Trump's letter to Comey, he referenced the Russian Federation investigation, saying he appreciated that Comey had told him three times he was not a target but was firing him anyway. It was later revealed that he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak on multiple occasions.

But Huckabee told reporters at the White House briefing that Trump had been contemplating firing Comey ever since the November 8 election. Sessions had recused himself in March from the inquiry into improper contacts between Donald Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.

"If you are addicted to opiates, you'll get White House attention and increased treatment options", Miller said.

The allegations about Comey's handling of the Clinton email server investigation were long known, raising questions about the timing of the FBI director's dismissal.

While attention now turns to who will oversee the investigation going forward at the FBI, even some Republicans have joined in the calls for independent oversight of the Russian Federation probe.

"He added the next day: 'The man who was in charge of the investigation of Hillary Clinton accepted essentially from Hillary Clinton $675,000 that went to his wife'".

A DOJ official said that three of the candidates interviewed on Tuesday were from within the bureau: Michael Anderson, special agent in charge of the Chicago office; Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the Richmond office; and Paul Abbate, executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.

That may well have been true, Rosenstein writes, but Comey handled it badly nonetheless and made the situation even worse by abusing his power. To the contrary, when Van Susteren said she "really appreciated [Comey's] transparency", since "the American people wanted to know.what his opinion was and how he arrived at it", Sessions replied, "It's not him that has the problem". "This is a complete betrayal of his commitment to the public that he wouldn't be involved in the investigation". A prosecutor would only be needed in a criminal investigation, Graham said. Comey's job was to raise that need with "duly appointed" officials within Justice, or presumably with Congress had that not worked.


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