Skip to comments.Trump Warns Comey and Says He May Cancel Press Briefings
Posted on 05/12/2017 6:33:36 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about the president and warned the news media that he may cancel all future White House briefings.
In a series of early-morning Twitter posts, Mr. Trump even seemed to suggest that there may be secret tapes of his conversations with Mr. Comey that could be used to counter the former F.B.I. director if necessary. It was not immediately clear whether he meant that literally or simply hoped to intimidate Mr. Comey into silence.
James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Trump appeared agitated over news reports on Friday that focused on contradictory accounts of his decision to fire Mr. Comey at the same time the F.B.I. is investigating ties between Mr. Trumps associates and Russia.
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I can’t disagree, just have a high ranking WH official make the call.
You need to put down the Fake Stream News Kool-Aid.
President Trump is doing just fine, and I am glad he’s calling out the swap.
It’s about time!
Go President Trump!
Sounds fine to me. NYTimes just puts their nasty spin on it.
It doesn’t matter what Trump does, they find fault. Now, the story is he had two scoops of ice cream and the press was only given one.
Talk of the “great communicator”. What does “unstable” mean to you?
I don’t think so. It’s like the pitching term ‘effectively wild.’
Not unstable at all...............warning is a better word for it
Or what? The MSM will say mean things about him?
They will anyway. Fight fire with fire.
There have been a lot of leaks aimed at damaging the Trump administration. I think President Trump knows exactly where they are coming from.
I would have given him three.....and none to the Press.
“...simply hoped to intimidate Mr. Comey into silence.”
Since Comey, the honest man that he is, would only leak the truth, the tapes should vindicate him, not intimidate him. I don’t get it.
He is going against a media tsunami of bad press, unlike anything in history. Most of the unnamed source leaks are not leaks at all, but fabricated from thin air nonsense. The media has lost all ethics and sense of journalism.
I don't want my only source of news to be fake news. I need the counter that he provides to help me judge the truthfulness of the story (not that I agree with him 100% of the time, but need balance). And the press needs something to keep them in check, since Republicans are useless and working against him with the Democrats.
Anything that reduces the influence of the Washington “press corps” has to be good.
Nonsense. Keep it up, Trump!! Use Twitter all you like!
Was amused listening to Yates...She would answer questions by saying....whatever Comey said.
I took is as a poke in the eye to Comey. A sarcastic joke at Comey’s expense.
This is going south in a major way.
I hope he doubles his tweets.
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