Burr said because there has been no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation it is unlikely FBI Director James Comey was sacked to impede the ongoing investigation, media reported. "I knew I wasn't under investigation".
The White House also changed its narrative about whether the president had chose to fire Mr Comey based on the recommendations by Mr Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The president's advisers said this week that Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on Tuesday in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But the acting director's contradiction of the White House version of events raises even more questions about the real reasons that Trump fired Comey.
"I was going to fire regardless of recommendation", Trump said.
Later, the president and his advisers said Mr Trump had planned to fire Mr Comey since taking office.
"I actually asked him, yes", Trump said.
The New York Times report said that Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration. "He wanted somebody that could bring credibility back to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that had been lost over this last several months", White House Principal Deputy Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
"I know I'm not under investigation", Trump told Holt in an advance clip released from the 30-minute long interview which will air Thursday night on NBC Nightly News. Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages. Comey had lost the support of his agents, she said.
"For many people, including myself, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the president's decision to remove Director Comey was related to this investigation".
But Mr Trump's dismissal of the very man in charge of investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation has attracted allegations of a cover-up.
Comey has never said himself that he told Trump he wasn't under investigation.
He said there had been no attempt to impede the investigation and that he believed it would be unaffected by Mr Comey's departure. "You didn't take it as disloyalty?" asked Holt, specifically about Comey denying that Trump was ever wiretapped.
In the wide-ranging interview, Trump also insisted there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians".
GameStop recently replenished its Nintendo Switch stock, but once again the gaming retailer trapped the device inside of a bundle. And players can use either Joy-Cons or the Pro Controller, depending on their preferences.
Cormier was supposed to defend his belt against Johnson at last December's UFC 210 but pulled out with another injury. As it was, Jones was unable to confirm Friday that his fight with Cormier would be the main event at UFC 214 .
Barack Obama announced that he and Michelle will personally donate $2 million to summer jobs programs in Chicago . Construction will take four years, but Obama said he wanted the facility to start offering programs immediately.
In another move that is bound to get developers salivating, Microsoft launched its Visual Studio coding platform for Mac. Instead the company has signed deals with HP and Intel to bring more built-in Cortana-powered products to market.
Still in development, the super-sized Space Launch System rocket is meant to eventually send astronauts to Mars. NASA will execute its normal process to determine an official revised launch date for EM-1.
His public comments reflect that. "Yeah, it's been unbelievable ". "I just want to keep doing more of the same thing". Garcia added that he "needed" the ace there, given his poor start in the first round of the tournament. "Hopefully.
The attack disrupted Britain's health system and companies including carmaker Renault RENA.PA and global shipper FedEx. The country's central bank said the banking system was hit, and the railway system also reported attempted breaches.
The sanctions package bill, which was imposed over the regime's weapons programs, was passed in the House by a vote of 419-1. The talks, which are held intermittently, are an informal opportunity for the two sides to exchange opinions and concerns.
Raising interest rates would help limit inflation but hurt growth by making borrowing more expensive for companies and households. The MPC noted that both regular and total pay had been weaker than policymakers expected in February.
UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
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Antonio Conte Insists He's Staying At Chelsea
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U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas
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Venezuela fires health chief in deadly crisis
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North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits
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