Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

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Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

For O'Donnell and others who have had regular dealings with Trump through the years, there was something viscerally real about the threat implied by the president's tweet Friday morning warning that fired FBI Director James Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Michael Garcia, the Manhattan U.S. attorney whose investigation brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer in a 2008 prostitution scandal, was among the potential nominees expected to meet with Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Saturday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., two black SUVs drove through security and into the Justice Department courtyard.

Conyers and Cummings's letter also recommends that Congress immediately seek testimony from Comey regarding the dinner in question, an invitation they say the House Oversight Committee has not agreed to.

During a CNN appearance later Friday, Eisen said that Trump's reported loyalty demand "smacks of obstruction".

The continuation of the interview was scheduled for another day.

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He said in an NBC News interview on Thursday that Mr Comey told him once over dinner and twice by telephone that he is not under investigation.

Under normal circumstances, we would not consider credible any claims that the White House may have taped conversations of meetings with the President.

If loyalty is a key factor in the hiring decision, McCabe might be at a disadvantage.

The president went on to explain the circumstances surrounding the Clinton email scandal, details that Comey presented during his July press conferences announcing the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton.

Almost a dozen people are being considered, including attorneys, law enforcement officials and legislators. "Nearly all of them are very well known", Trump said while flying to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he was giving the commencement address at Liberty University.

The 49-year-old McCabe, a career FBI agent, has taken part in a number of high-profile investigations, including probes into the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the attacks against United States installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

The president also got in on the act of contradicting his own communications team's messaging, telling NBC News that had already made a decision to dismiss Comey when he met on Monday with the top two officials from the Justice Department.