McConnell: I recommended Merrick Garland to be Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

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17 May, 2017

The White House had no immediate comment.

Then, on Friday, Trump threatened Comey to stay silent - floating the possibility that "tapes" might exist of their conversations.

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"I think the senate majority leader thinks that's a fantastic idea", former adviser Josh Holmes, who now runs the strategy firm Cavalry LLC, told "Fox News Sunday".

"There is a crisis of credibility in this administration which will hurt us in ways nearly too numerous to elaborate", Schumer said.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said selecting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to "reset".

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After Senate Leader Mitchell McConnell played a key role in denying President Obama's choice for Supreme Court, the Kentucky Republican would support Judge Merrick Garland as the next director of the FBI, McConnell's former advisor said. GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah expressed support for Garland's appointment on Twitter Wednesday morning, drawing a favorable response from Minnesota Democratic Sen. The inability of the White House to settle on a single explanation for why Comey was sacked rapidly turned into a debacle aided and abetted by the president. Trump himself has said it is possible he would choose someone before he departs for a foreign trip on Friday.

In his Tuesday interview, McConnell also said he does not think a border adjustment tax can pass the Senate.

An apolitical nominee would rule out contenders like McConnell's No. 2, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas and former Republican Representative Mike Rogers of MI, who were among a group of eight people interviewed over the weekend for the job by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. McCain also said in a statement that reports that the information was provided by a USA ally and shared without the country's knowledge could mean that other countries won't share intelligence with Americans in the future.

"It's very hard for a president to break laws related to classification", Sasse said Tuesday on Fox News. House Republicans were to hold a weekly closed meeting Wednesday morning after which Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was expected to address the matter. "I'm not going to take a memo, I want the guy to come in", said Sen. When asked if he had any reaction to the reports, Sen.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the White House to release the transcripts from the Lavrov and Trump meeting to the Congressional intelligence committees.


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