Trump fired Comey last week, and questions continue to swirl about how much that decision was motivated by the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
President Donald Trump is congratulating graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for choosing military service.
"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", the president said as some in the crowd chuckled.
"You can't let the naysayers get in the way of your dreams", Trump said.
"I guess that's why we won", he said, before continuing to offer the graduates his advice.
"You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted", Trump said.
"Never, ever, ever give up", Trump said. "Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy and the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face".
Trump and his administration have been on the defense ever since explosive reports earlier this week that he revealed highly classified information, provided by Israel, to Russian diplomats in their Oval Office meeting. He became the first president to skip out on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner (not counting Ronald Reagan, who had the excuse of recovering from a gunshot wound).
With Trump, Saudis see chance for reset in USA relationship
Trump will try to leave his troubles behind him tomorrow as he departs on the first foreign trip of his presidency. More recently, when meeting the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief in DC, he said he'd changed his mind.
Many users pointed out that numerous United States presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, James Garfield and William McKinley were assassinated while many other politicians faced assassination attempts. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump".
However, Mr Putin said Mr Trump did not pass over secrets and dismissed the scandal as "political schizophrenia".
Despite Trump's praise, a financial outline for the Department of Homeland Security prepared by the White House budget office calls for scrapping the Coast Guard's counterterrorism Maritime Security Response Team, and all of its Maritime Safety and Security Teams.
The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions.
"No one is above the law and that includes the President of the United States of America", Al Green addressed his fellow representatives on Wednesday in Congress.
Meanwhile, David Gergen, a former adviser to three American presidents, has also expressed disappointment over the revelation, saying if Trump's personal request that the FBI drop its investigation into Flynn is true then he could see the administration already entering "impeachment territory". 'It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Even Republicans have gotten on board with tightening the screws on Trump: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) requested Tuesday night that the Federal Bureau of Investigation provide all correspondence between Trump and Comey.
The notion that President Donald Trump will actually be impeached seemed like liberal wishful thinking, but a new prosecutor represented a serious threat and Washington was abuzz Wednesday with the surround sound of scandal.