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Published on May 17, 2017
Rep. Al Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor, calling Trump's actions revealed in Comey's memo as obstruction of justice.
Speaker Paul Ryan defended President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey during an interview on Wednesday, arguing that Comey had been “compromised” and “lost the confidence” of the American people.Some Republicans, such as John McCain, James Lankford, Ben Sasse and Barbara Comstock, ran to left-wing media outlets and told them exactly what they wanted to hear — namely that Trump’s firing of Comey troubled them.
Breaking a more than 24-hour silence following Comey’s controversial firing, Ryan said on Fox News that Comey had “become an issue himself.” The Wisconsin Republican — once one of Trump’s biggest congressional critics — also argued that Trump had acted “entirely within a president’s role and authority” and said there was no need for a special prosecutor or special committee to probe Russian election interference and possible collusion with Trump’s presidential campaign.
“The truth is that James Comey who is a worthwhile, dedicated public servant, had basically lost the confidence of a lot of Republicans, a lot of Democrats, based on his conduct, his actions and some of the comments he had made. And most importantly, he had lost the confidence of the president,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Ryan also said “the president was looking at a situation where you had senior Justice Department officials losing confidence.”
“Trump does not want to see the FBI in disarray,” he continued. “He wants to see the FBI running and moving well.”
A new biography of French President Emmanuel Macron has revealed his parents shock when they discovered their 16-year-old son was having an affair with his married teacher.
Much has been made of the fact that centrist Mr Macron is married to Brigitte Trogneux, a woman 24 years his senior he met as a 15-year-old schoolboy when she was a teacher at La Providence, a private school in Amiens, northern France.
Writer Anne Fulda, who penned the book Emmanuel Macron: A Perfect Young Man, spoke to the politician’s parents about the scandalous affair that began while Ms Trogneux was a 39-year-old married mother-of-three.
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President Trump will light the White House in blue on Monday night to honor fallen police officers, after his visit to Capitol Hill to memorialize officers killed in the line of duty.
"In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15," Trump announced in a statement released shortly before his Capitol appearance.
Just 29 percent of Americans say they approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, while 38 percent disapprove, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Another 32 percent of respondents don’t have enough to say on the matter.For what it's worth, Comey's approval rating sits at just 18 percent.
The FBI has a 52 percent positive/16 percent negative score in the new poll, and Comey's is 18 percent positive/26 percent negative.Democrats on Capitol Hill are threatening to block the confirmation of a new FBI Director until a special prosecutor is appointed to look into the alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite the FBI already being on the case. Interviews of candidates for the position are being conducted by Justice Department officials this week and a decision is expected by Friday.