Christopher Wray, a former high-ranking official in former president George W. Bush’s Justice Department, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday and will step into a new role as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
My money is on new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. From my latest commentary on The Root:
Although Jeff Sessions has done everything in his power to prove he is still loyal to the head diva in charge, Trump still did talking heads and Twitter threads hinting that he wants him gone. Your president does not appreciate backstabbing and wavering fealty, which is why I am worried that the next person to be kicked out of the house, if not Sessions, will be new Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, told associates in March that Donald Trump asked him to intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey and get him to have the bureau back off of its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.
Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have made three separate requests to the FBI to have U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigated amid concerns that he perjured himself when questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
It looks like Former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee is a go, and could happen as early as next week. Comey will be confirming what we all already know: your president attempted to obstruct a federal investigation.
On Friday, your president threw a temper tantrum and threatened to end all White House press briefings for good because his staff has a hard time keeping their stories straight.
Trump made his comments after the reasons he gave for firing FBI Director James Comey during an NBC interview on Thursday were directly contradicted by statements made by others in the White House including Vice President Mike Pence, meaning the various explanations were at best misleading, and at worst, flat out lies.
Let’s be honest: no one really believes anything coming out of the mouths of this administration any longer. We are all just sitting around waiting for it to self-destruct.
This is hilarious.
After firing James Comey on Tuesday, Donald Trump figured he would
crawl go down to FBI headquarters for a visit. Too bad the FBI was like, that’s OK, Donald. We cool. You don’t have to come.
Administration officials said that idea was dropped later Thursday after the FBI told the White House “the optics would not be good,” according to NBC. Apparently, no one at the FBI was ready to make fake smiles and cheers for a photo opp with the man who had just “unceremoniously sacked a very popular director.”