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Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another effort to settle the waters.

Asked whether he urged Comey to ease up on the Flynn investigation, Trump said at a news conference, "No, no", before ordering the media to move on to the "next question".

The Trump White House has been besieged by Russia-related controversies on several fronts.

Trump also said he "respects" the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, but he didn't distance himself from his earlier description of the situation as "a witch hunt".

Rep Al Green, called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, citing the circumstances around which former FBI Director James Comey was sacked.

"No, No. Next question", Trump told reporters.

Seriously, the GOP can not abandon Mr. Trump, whatever concerns they have that the president is not a Washington insider and therefore not one of them. "I just got a message from the president to stay strong", Flynn said after the meal was over, according to two sources who are close to Flynn and are familiar with the conversation, which took place on April 25.

US stocks rallied back on Thursday after seeing their biggest drop in eight months the previous day on worries that the political turmoil could sideline Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favouring economic growth.

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The campaign on Thursday said that it generated US$314,000 online, mostly through small donations.

"He's always been a person who steps out and does something he believes in", said James Douglas, president of NAACP-Houston who was Green's law professor at Texas Southern University.

"He didn't think there wouldn't be any charges brought - a statement that I think was regarded in some quarters as the king's wish", Mukasey said. "You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already chose to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing".

"The White House stays out of criminal investigations, full stop". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow did not have official contacts with Trump's team during the electoral campaign.

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president.

Said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: "He's probably glad to leave town, and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days".


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