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Darrell Issa said: "You can never get guidance from the executive branch about how Congress is to do something because there's inherently always going to be tension," External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: “I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it,” External link

voanewsFriday, May 19, 2017 11:01:00 PM CEST

Mark Warner said: "Comey served his country with honour for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it," External link

newindianexpressSaturday, May 20, 2017 8:57:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein wrote: "My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct," "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination" External link

therepublicFriday, May 19, 2017 8:32:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: “On May 8, I learned that President Trump intended to remove Director Comey and sought my advice and input,” “Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader” External link

nprFriday, May 19, 2017 9:33:00 PM CEST

Donald Trump said (about Donald Trump): “In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,” External link

globalnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM CEST

Donald Trump said: "I just fired the head of the FBI He was crazy, a real nut job," External link

thestar-myFriday, May 19, 2017 10:57:00 PM CEST

Donald Trump said: “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed” External link

timesofisraelSaturday, May 20, 2017 2:33:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: “On May 8, I learned that President Trump intended to remove Director Comey and sought my advice and input,” External link

alternetSaturday, May 20, 2017 9:50:00 AM CEST

Tom Cotton said: "Americans are ready for that new beginning. I'm ready for that new beginning," External link

heraldonlineSaturday, May 20, 2017 6:36:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “I just fired the head of the F.B.I,” External link

alternetFriday, May 19, 2017 10:15:00 PM CEST

Darrell Issa said: "I don't believe he ... indicated anyone directed him but in fact he wrote the memo," External link

wsauFriday, May 19, 2017 9:32:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote (about James Comey): "Comey took the long walk across the room determined, he told me, that there was not going to be a hug," "Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth" External link

rttnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 8:51:00 PM CEST

Michael Flynn told: "I just got a message from the president to stay strong," External link

beaumontenterpriseSaturday, May 20, 2017 1:05:00 AM CEST

James Comey said: "I have not coordinated this statement or reviewed it in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government," External link

wkbwSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:54:00 AM CEST

Mark Warner said: “He deserves an opportunity to tell his story,” External link

guardianSaturday, May 20, 2017 10:19:00 AM CEST

Emanuel Cleaver said: “I came out of there knowing that I trust this deputy attorney general, that I trust this special counsel and while he didn’t answer many questions, he had a clear reason for not answering,” External link

kansascitySaturday, May 20, 2017 6:51:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes said: “Right in the end, Trump singles (Comey) out in a fashion that (Comey) regarded as sort of calculated,” “Trump grabs the hand and kind of pulls (Comey) into the hug... Comey was just completely disgusted by the episode” External link

nydailynewsFriday, May 19, 2017 4:35:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: "My memorandum is not a legal brief; these are not issues of law," External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Jim Himes said (about Bob Mueller): "He said, 'That is Bob Mueller's purview,' and that was puzzling to a lot of us," External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote: "He was wearing a blue blazer and noticed that the drapes were blue," "So he stood in the back, right in front of the drapes, hoping Trump wouldn't notice him camouflaged against the wall" External link

timeFriday, May 19, 2017 7:03:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said: “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations” External link

dailyjournalSaturday, May 20, 2017 5:45:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump told: "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off," External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 20, 2017 7:14:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media,” External link

globalnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM CEST

Rex W Tillerson said: "He strongly believes that it is the strength of the faith of people in these religions that will stand up and ultimately be victorious over these forces of terrorism," External link

abc7nyFriday, May 19, 2017 10:26:00 PM CEST

Richard Burr said: "The committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media," External link

news4jaxSaturday, May 20, 2017 3:37:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes says: “The meeting was nearly over, he said, and he really thought he was going to get away without an individual interaction,” External link

dailycallerFriday, May 19, 2017 7:22:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote (about James Comey): "Comey was preoccupied throughout this period," External link

sltribFriday, May 19, 2017 9:24:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about Hillary Clinton): "I thought the July 5 press conference was profoundly wrong and unfair both to the Department of Justice and Secretary Clinton. It explicitly usurped the role of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and the entire Department of Justice; it violated deeply engrained rules and traditions; and it guaranteed that some people would accuse the FBI of interfering in the election," External link

nprFriday, May 19, 2017 9:33:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said: "The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russia as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people," External link

wptvFriday, May 19, 2017 9:50:00 PM CEST

Darrell Issa said: “There were questions well outside the Russian scope in there,” External link

foxnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 6:55:00 PM CEST

Darrell Issa said: "I don't believe he in any way indicated anyone directed him," External link

WashingtonPostFriday, May 19, 2017 7:02:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said: "Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations," External link

nydailynewsFriday, May 19, 2017 11:13:00 PM CEST

Ari Fleischer said: "Welcome to the White House abroad," External link

abc7nyFriday, May 19, 2017 10:26:00 PM CEST

Richard Burr said: "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media," External link

alSaturday, May 20, 2017 2:09:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about Andrew Taylor): "I am not aware of any such request," "Moreover, I consulted my staff and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and none of them recalls such a request" External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Mark Warner said (about James Comey): “I hope that former Director Comey’s testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President,” External link

politico-euSaturday, May 20, 2017 9:43:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country," External link

fox2nowSaturday, May 20, 2017 1:27:00 AM CEST

Larry Sabato said: "There has never been a president taking his first international trip being dogged by scandal like this," External link

abc7nyFriday, May 19, 2017 10:26:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: "It was not just an isolated mistake; the series of public statements about the email investigation, in my opinion, departed from the proper role of the FBI director and damaged public confidence in the bureau and the department," External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” External link

globalnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: "It explicitly usurped the role of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the entire Department of Justice," External link

brownsvilleheraldFriday, May 19, 2017 7:52:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: "He subsequently has said that he believed he was obligated to send the letter," External link

beaumontenterpriseFriday, May 19, 2017 9:15:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote: "Trump kept Comey on board only as long as it took him to figure out that there was no way to make Comey part of the team," "Once he realized that he couldn't do that—and that the Russia matter was thus not going away—he pulled the trigger" External link

rttnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 8:51:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote (about James Comey): "While I am not in the habit of discussing with reporters my confidential communications with friends, I decided that the things Comey had told me needed to be made public," External link

rttnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 8:51:00 PM CEST

Donald Trump said (about James Comey): “I was going to fire Comey,” External link

fox2nowSaturday, May 20, 2017 1:27:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “I hope you can let this go,” External link

globalnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about James Comey): "Former Department of Justice officials from both political parties have criticized Director Comey's decisions," External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump told: "There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians -- zero," External link

diariodelwebSaturday, May 20, 2017 8:46:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes said (about James Comey): “Comey was just completely disgusted by the episode. He thought it was an intentional attempt to compromise him in public,” External link

washtimesFriday, May 19, 2017 3:37:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said (about James Comey): “By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” External link

9newsSaturday, May 20, 2017 3:49:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: "Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do!" External link

telegraphSaturday, May 20, 2017 4:58:00 AM CEST

Elijah Cummings said: "The Congress' role really is to look forward to make sure this does not ever happen again," External link

straitstimesSGSaturday, May 20, 2017 6:07:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes said: ”He tried hard to blend into the background and avoid any one-on-one interaction,” External link

dailycallerFriday, May 19, 2017 7:22:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about Hillary Clinton): "Director Comey attended the Maryland US attorney's office training seminar on October 27, 2016, and gave a detailed explanation of his reasons for making public statements about the conclusion of the Secretary Clinton email investigation," "I strongly disagreed with his analysis, but I believe that he made his decisions in good faith" External link

beaumontenterpriseFriday, May 19, 2017 9:15:00 PM CEST

Andrew Wright said (about James Comey): "Telling the Russians the adversary at issue the investigation itself that firing Comey would ease pressure is compelling evidence of corrupt intent under normal circumstances," External link

beaumontenterpriseSaturday, May 20, 2017 1:05:00 AM CEST

Jim Himes said: "All I can tell you is he put lots of other facts about the process of the memo out there, and he wouldn't discuss that particular point" External link

WashingtonPostFriday, May 19, 2017 7:02:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein writes: "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination (firing)" External link

wsauFriday, May 19, 2017 9:32:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes writes (about James Comey): “Comey described at least two incidents which he regarded as efforts on the part of the President personally to compromise him or implicate him with either shows of closeness or actual chumminess with the President,” External link

dailycallerFriday, May 19, 2017 7:22:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said (about James Comey): “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it,” External link

financialexpressSaturday, May 20, 2017 3:49:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: "Before I discuss the events of the past two weeks, I want to provide some background about my previous relationship with former Director Comey," External link

beaumontenterpriseFriday, May 19, 2017 9:15:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein writes (about James Comey): "I informed the senior attorney that the president was going to remove Director Comey, (and) that I was writing a memorandum to the attorney general summarizing my own concerns" External link

jpostFriday, May 19, 2017 6:54:00 PM CEST

Dick Durbin said: “He learned the president’s decision to fire him and then he wrote his memo with his rationale,” External link

WashingtonPostFriday, May 19, 2017 6:02:00 PM CEST

Sean Spicer said: “As the president has stated before – a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity” External link

diariodelwebSaturday, May 20, 2017 8:46:00 AM CEST

James Comey described: "as weird for how substance-less it was" External link

click2houstonFriday, May 19, 2017 9:57:00 PM CEST

Mark Warner said: "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President," "I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it" External link

expressSaturday, May 20, 2017 2:51:00 AM CEST

Sean Spicer said (about James Comey): "The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russia as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people," "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia" External link

wusa9Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:00:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Wittes writes: "he regarded the episode as a physical attempt to show closeness and warmth in a fashion calculated to compromise him before Democrats who already mistrusted him" External link

click2houstonSaturday, May 20, 2017 5:04:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about James Comey): “Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader,” External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Claire McCaskill told (about James Comey): "He did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed, prior to writing his memo," External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 20, 2017 6:44:00 AM CEST

Intelligence Community said (about Intelligence Community): “The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” External link

dailycallerSaturday, May 20, 2017 3:07:00 AM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about Hillary Clinton): "I thought the July 5 press conference was profoundly wrong and unfair both to the Department of Justice and Secretary Clinton," External link

ABCnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 8:21:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said: “Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader,” “I wrote a brief memorandum to the attorney general summarizing my long-standing concerns about Director Comey’s public statements concerning the Secretary Clinton e-mail investigation. I chose the issues to include in my memorandum” External link

WashingtonPostSaturday, May 20, 2017 12:06:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump wrote: “As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled WH meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,” “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against Isis and terrorism” External link

globalnewsFriday, May 19, 2017 7:16:00 PM CEST

Elijah Cummings said: “This new report that President Trump openly admitted to the Russians that he ‘faced great pressure’ from the FBI’s criminal investigation that was ‘taken off’ when he fired Director Comey is astonishing – and extremely troubling,” External link

kansascitySaturday, May 20, 2017 6:51:00 AM CEST

Charles Grassley said (about James Comey): "We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee," External link

diariodelwebSaturday, May 20, 2017 8:46:00 AM CEST

Steve Scalise told: "So far, there's been no suggestion that we cannot continue to go forward," External link

wmurFriday, May 19, 2017 6:18:00 PM CEST

Benjamin Wittes wrote: “But he also felt that he could not refuse a presidential invitation, particularly not one that went to a broad array of law enforcement leadership. So he went,” External link

dailycallerFriday, May 19, 2017 7:22:00 PM CEST

Rod Rosenstein said (about Jeff Sessions): “In one of my first meetings with then-Senator Jeff Sessions last winter, we discussed the need for new leadership at the FBI,” External link

politicoFriday, May 19, 2017 9:05:00 PM CEST

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  • Trump: Comey’s firing relieves pressure
  • Report: Pres. Trump says firing ‘nut job’ Comey took off pressure
  • Trump's woes at home mount as he travels abroad
  • ...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Disappointed Over Comey's Open Hearing
  • Comey to testify publicly in Congress
  • Trump says former FBI director Comey is a 'nut job'

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