I will "absolutely" subpoena tapes between Comey and Trump if they exist GOP chairman: Trump's Comey tweet "inappropriate" GOP senator: Special prosecutor "on the table" MORE (R-N.C.), said that while another committee may need to subpoena the tapes, it is essential to make sure they don't "mysteriously disappear".
Trump fired Comey last Tuesday. Lawmakers from both parties are urging the president to steer clear of picking any politicians for Comey's replacement.
"Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", President Donald Trump tweeted.
Three anonymous former employees of President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal this week that their old boss had a habit of secretly recording conversations while in his New York City offices in Trump Tower.
Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a critic of Trump in the past, said Comey's firing "exacerbates the erosion of trust" in public institutions. He may provide information and/or establish credibility with the Senate that persuades both Republicans and Democrats to leave him in place to continue investigating the Russian Federation affair.
Schumer tells CNN's "State of the Union" that "the key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us. We're hoping. We're waiting".
And now, ex-intelligence chief James Clapper - who worked for President Barack Obama - worries that the USA democratic system of checks and balances and the separation of powers among three equal branches of government is being threatened by the current president.
When asked about the possibility of Trump obstructing justice, Schiff questioned whether someone can prove obstruction based on the president's own words, "when when we don't know whether we can believe this president".
He feels the Founding Fathers' carefully constructed system is "under assault and is eroding".
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Mark Warner said Sunday that President Trump firing the director of the FBI appears as an attempt to squash the agency's investigation into whether the his presidential campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections.
"You can't be cute about tapes", the SC lawmaker told NBC. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former Texas attorney general. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump, former Rep. Mike Rogers of MI and Sen.
PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be in place within days. The FBI is investigating the Russians' involvement.
Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, says that even the threat of the existence of tapes of theirconversation, as Mr. Trump suggested on Twitter on Friday, would need to be subpoenaed.
"We already know that there are those close to Comey who have a very different take, also a troubling take on that dinner conversation".
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 lawmakers.
Those interviewed for the job include Sen.
Attorney Alice Fisher arrives at the U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday, May 13, 2017.