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WikiLeaks Offers $100K Reward for Trump-Comey 'Tapes'

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The president appeared to be referring to accounts in the press that have raised questions about whether Comey told the president he is not under investigation.

Peter Zeidenberg, who worked in the U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section and served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Comey telling Trump he was not under investigation would be "totally inappropriate". He and his congressional Republican allies have complained about leaks to the press, not about the information itself that warranted FBI and congressional investigations.

Then on Thursday, Trump told NBC anchor Lester Holt that the decision to fire Comey was his alone and that he would have made it "regardless" of what Rosenstein recommended. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that the choice should be "certainly somebody not of a partisan background, certainly somebody of great experience and certainly somebody of courage".

The prospect of secret recordings of White House meetings harkens back to the Nixon administration, when President Nixon taped Oval Office meetings.

Iran presidential polls: Counting underway
He said that voters should also keep in mind that the election outcome is extremely important for the country's foreign policy. The nuclear deal has been controversial in both the United States and Iran and debates in Iran have focused on this issue.

Trump asserts in Thursday's interview he would have fired Comey even if top Justice Department officials had not recommended it, calling former President Barack Obama's appointee "a showboat".

"I believe that we should not actually vote on an FBI Director replacement until there is a special prosecutor", said Gillibrand, the senator from NY. Repeatedly, Spicer said he had "nothing further to add on that". "In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story", Trump told NBC.

Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Conyers of the Judiciary and Government Oversight committees sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday requesting copies of all White House recordings related to the Comey matter. "I was going to fire Comey". Comey had previously refused to acknowledge the parallel Trump investigation, and his disclosure enrages Democrats who already blamed Comey for costing Clinton the presidency.

The White House also shifted its stance on whether Mr Comey's termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked. Comey also says it made him feel "mildly nauseous" to think his actions in October might have influenced the election outcome.

In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last
New Orleans has already removed statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate Gen. Lee in New Orleans on Friday, the last of four Confederate-related monuments slated for removal.

"First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair", he said. In announcing the firing, the White House circulates a scathing memo, written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton probe.

In comments to MSNBC Friday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he did not know whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Trump wrote on Twitter. The White House denies the account.

Friday marked Spicer's first appearance at the podium since the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

James Comey will answer questions about his firing publicly
Sessions has recused himself from the Trump-Russia probe, citing his close involvement in the Trump campaign previous year . A report in The New York Times quoted a White House-leaked file summarising the meeting with Russian officials.

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