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Suspicious Timing And Convenient Reasoning For Trump's Firing Of Comey

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:59am

President Trump summarily fired the FBI director, giving little reasoning except for a memo from a Justice Department official who criticized James Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation.

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Rep. Stewart On Comey Firing: 'It Was Probably Appropriate To Make A Change'

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:32am

The president fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro and GOP Rep. Chris Stewart, member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the decision.

Trump Hosts Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov And Ambassador Kislyak At White House

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:13am

On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov acted as though he didn't know that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey the day before.

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Census Bureau Director Resigns As Agency Faces Funding Debate

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:48am

Director John Thompson will leave the Census Bureau next month. He testified to a House panel last week that the 2020 Census was on track, but critics warn projected funding could prove inadequate.

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Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales On Comey's Firing And The FBI

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:24am

Alberto Gonzales served as the attorney general during the George W. Bush administration. He says former FBI Director James Comey was more public than usual in speaking about FBI investigations.

Why Trump Says Comey Was Fired

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:06am

President Trump once called James Comey "gutsy" for taking on Hillary Clinton. Then, yesterday, President Trump announced Comey was fired.

Sen. Tim Kaine Blames Comey Firing On Russia Investigation

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:54am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine about the firing of FBI director James Comey. Kaine says it's related to the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling.

New South Korean President Takes Office

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:54am

After victory celebrations in central Seoul, South Korea's new president gets down to work. He promises new jobs, talks with Pyongyang, and a rethink of the historic alliance with the U.S.

Trump To Meet With Russian Foreign Minister

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:54am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson on Wednesday in Washington. Lavrov is the highest-ranking Russian official to meet with Trump.

DeVos Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:54am

There is an outcry over the secretary of education's invitation to speak at the commencement of a private, Christian, historically black college in Florida.

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The Political Implications Of Comey's Firing

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:53am

President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. We look at what preceded the decision, how Congress is reacting and what's likely to come next.

Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier Compares Comey's Firing To Nixon

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:53am

NPR's David Greene speaks with Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee. She strongly criticized President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Morning News Brief: Why Trump Fired Comey, And What's Next For The FBI

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:53am

President Trump has fired James Comey as the FBI director. We look at where this story started and what this means for the future of the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Seattle Mayor Drops Re-Election Bid, Says Sex Abuse Allegations Are Untrue

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:22am

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was headed toward an easy re-election, until he was accused of paying for sex with underage men three decades ago. He denies the allegations, but won't seek a second term.

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Democrats Question Timing Of James Comey's Dismissal From FBI

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:16pm

Democrats are questioning the timing of Comey's firing after the White House said the FBI director was removed due to his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Former Clinton Campaign Official Calls James Comey's Firing 'Very Suspect'

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:13pm

The White House says FBI director James Comey's firing is due to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. Former Clinton campaign official Jennifer Palmieri reacts to the news.

Comey's Firing Due To Handling Of Clinton Email Probe, White House Says

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:08pm

The White House says FBI Director James Comey was dismissed for how he handled the scandal around Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was secretary of state.

Democrats Denounce Trump's Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:54pm

Democrats criticized this move by Trump, saying the firing is catastrophic to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. Republicans mostly stood behind the president.

FBI Agents Association President Reacts To James Comey's Firing

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:51pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Thomas O'Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association, about President Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Before Firing, James Comey Led FBI Probe Into Possible Russia-Trump Ties

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:48pm

President Trump's firing of the FBI director throws into question the agency's investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

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