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just two weeks ago. he's a career justice department attorney. he previously worked on the clinton-related whitewater investigation. a lot to chew on. thanks for joining us. i melissa francis. here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast, 3:00 in washington d.c. we're watching the fallout from the firing of the fbi director james comey. to hear the president tell it, it's cut and dry. his critics are not convinced. >> there's a great many outstanding questions about the circumstances of director comey's dismissal. >> why did you fire director comey? >> because he wasn't doing a good job. very simple. >> and reports that director comey just asked for more money to investigate russia's meddling. that plus senators from both sides will join us live. who will run the fbi next? let's get to it.
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first on the fox news deck, seven days ago, the president's spokesman said president trump had full confidence in fbi director comey. yesterday the president fired him. today another spokesman said the president lost confidence in him and considered firing him from the day he was elected president. the change, according to the white house, president trump questioned comey's reasoning for staying at the fbi. >> i think one of the big catalysts that we saw was last week on wednesday director comey made a pretty starting revelation that he had essentially taken a stick of dynamite and thrown it into the department of justice by going around the chain of command when he decided to take steps without talking to the attorney general or the deputy attorney general when holding a press conference
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and telling them that he would not let them no what he was going to say. that is simply not allowed. >> shepard: james comey was leading the criminal investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election and possible team trump members collusion in their attempt to hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump. the white house says the investigation and the firing are separate unrelated matters. huckabee sanders said last hour the russia investigation is one of the smallest things on the fbi's plate. she told fox news that it's time to move on and focus elsewhere. today she took another position saying the white house says it feds to complete their investigation into the russian meddling. democratic lawmakers and some republicans are calling the move ridiculous. some question whether the administration is trying to cover up something. first, a reminder how this happened. just before the firing, james
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comey tried to clarify his testimony about the clinton e-mail investigation. last week he told lawmakers that hillary clinton's close aide, huma abedin forwarded hundreds and thousands of e-mails to her husband, the disgraced former congressman anthony wiener. he said some of the e-mails were classified. that wasn't true. in a letter to lawmakers, the fbi reports it was not hundreds and thousands of e-mail chains but two. and neither was marked classified. a senior white house official tells fox news it was coincidental that the president against ee eed -- axed comey on same day of the news report. and it was reported that the deputy attorney general and the attorney general recommended the firing to restore trust and confidence in the agency. the president added the following --
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>> shepard: of course the fbi never told the president that he was under investigation. comey did say lawmakers shouldn't read into that. in addition, the letter -- in addition to the letter from was trump, the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, two weeks on the job, said he could not defends how comey handled the clinton e-mail investigation. in his review, rosenstein blasted director comey for holding a news conference announcing the agency's findings and releasing derogatory information about hillary clinton. in short, a member of the trump administration ripped into comey for unfairly treating hillary clinton after candidate trump at the time praised the director for the exact same thing. remember? >> i respect the fact that director comey was able to come back after what he did. >> i have to give the fbi credit. that was so bad what happened originally. it took guts for director comey
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to make the move that he made. as you know, the fbi -- and i give them a lot of credit. they're fighting forces that they're not supposed to be fighting. >> shepard: today dianne feinstein wrote in a statement "the real question we face today is whether director comey was fired because of the clinton e-mail investigation, which could have happened in january, or whether he was fired because of the fbi's investigation of trump connections to russia." today we learned director comey requested more money and manpower for the investigation days ago. justice department issued a denial. lawmakers on the left have changed their tunes on comey. as president trump treated, the democrats have said some of the worst things about james comey including fact that he should be fired but now they play so sad. in that case, he's right. here's what senator bernie sanders, clinton's opponent
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during the primaries told abc a couple months ago. >> should he step down? >> i think he should take a hard look at what he has done. i think it would not be a bad thing for the american people if he did step doubt. >> shepard: not a bad thing if he stepped down. that was january. yesterday, senator sanders said in a statement, "donald trump's decision to fired james comey raises serious questions about what his administration is hiding." also, "it's clear that whomever president trump hand picks to lead the fbi will not be able to objectively carry out this investigation." now even prominent republicans are joining the critics. richard burr, a republican, the chair of the intelligence committee says he's troubled by the timing and reasoning of comey's firing. the arizona senator, john mccain, called for congress to form a special committee to investigate russian interference. as for comey, he was in los angeles yesterday talking to
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bureau employees when the new flashes on television screens in the room. "the new york times" reports that comey laughed and thought it was a funny prank. today the white house hosted serg sergey lavrov and sergei kislyak. the same spy with whom general flynn had discussions about lied about it. the russian news agency was allowed to take pictures today. john roberts will have a report live on the north lawn. what else did we learn today, john? >> this idea that the president has been thinking about firing james comey since the day he was elected changes up the narrative that the white house has been presented about this. that is brand new. even as recently as this morning, the vice president was up there on capitol hill saying this was all the deputy attorney
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general rosenstein who had undertaken a review of james comey in this case when he was confirmed on april 25 and made the determination that he had lost confidence in comey's ability to lead the fbi, so he made the recommendation that he needed to be changed to the attorney general jeff sessions and then those two made the recommendation to the president who accepted the recommendation and fired off the letter of termination. now we find out that the president lost confidence in james comey not just in recent days but at least going back six months. if he was thinking about firing him right after he was elected, he had to be thinking about it for weeks if not months before that, which is really ironic when you consider what the president said about james comey on october 28th when comey decided to reopen the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails when he said that it took guts to do what he did and prayising him and the fi
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for reopening the investigation. seems there was contradiction here, so i asked sarah huckabee sanders about that this afternoon. listen here. >> once you take over leading the department of justice, it's different than being a candidate in a campaign. as you guys all know, there's a clear distinction between those two things. i think having a letter like the one that he received and having that conversation that outlined the basic just atrocities in circumventing the chain of command and the department of justice. >> i should point out some people are taking issue with the word "atrocities." that was just finding the wrong word at the wrong time. what this does is creates two competing narratives. first of all, we have the narrative it was the deputy attorney general what was recommending the firing. now we have the competing narrative that it was the president going back months, which was thinking getting rid of comey.
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the longer time line takes this out of the path of being about russia, but certainly puts it back into the president's camp of he was the one that wanted to do this, not the deputy attorney general, shep. >> shepard: and the day after this, john, the meeting with russian officials. you asked about the timing on that today. >> because he has been dinged by democrats for wanting to snuff out the investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia and then he meets with the russian foreign minister and the russian ambassador to the united states who was accused of engaging in nixonian tactics. so i asked sarah sanders about that as well. listen here. >> the timing of all of this, is it just ironic or is this the president poking a finger at his critics' eye? >> these are meetings that have been on the books awhile.
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they didn't just happen this morning. there's not a strategy to go after the democrats on this. i think frankly the saddest thing is that the democrats is trying to politicize and take away from something the president should be doing. >> does seem like this is all coincidental. i remember, shep, years ago asking joe lockhart about something that seemed conspirat conspiratorial. doesn't look like this was planned. but wow, the irony of coincidence. >> shepard: thanks, john roberts. now the latest on the search for a new fbi director and the reaction to director comey's firing. catherine herridge outside fbi head quarters in washington d.c. catherine? >> the last 24 hours, along with my producer, we talked to 12 current fbi agents about the firing of james comey. they're using words like body blow, blind-sided and dramatic to describe their feelings as
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they learned the news yesterday. one agent told us that with the fbi director out in los angeles for a meeting with recruits, there was real deep concern that the fbi director would not be able to use a government jet to fly back to washington because he was no longer authorized to use government resources. another fbi agent that was directly involved with the clinton e-mail probe and worked closely with director comey said to us "no one can figure out how this potus operates." he went on to say that when director comey in july made the statement about recommending against criminal charges with hillary clinton, he said the view among the agents is comey was trying to save his boss, loretta lynch. he was trying to be the knight and shining armor because she made a catastrophic decision by
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meeting with bill clinton on the arizona tarmac a week before hillary clinton's fbi interview. we also asked about how this would impact the ongoing counter intelligence probe into the russian contacts. a cia case is one of the most highly classified that can be run by the fbi. this agent said it's like the train has already left the station and that the fbi, russia investigation, will grind on and not be slide down, shep. >> shepard: catherine, what are the next steps for the fbi? >> okay. so it's really highly fluid right now. as we reported last night, the acting direct or the is a guy called andrew mccabe. he will meet later today with president trump to address morale issues. andrew mccabe is a place holder. he's keeping the seat warm because he's got a lot of baggage, critics say. during 2015, his wife, dr. jill
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mccabe, took nearly $700,000 from democrats in virginia for a state senate race including a close aide to hillary clinton or confidant to hillary clinton, the virginia governor, terry mccullough. it wasn't called a conflict but republicans on the hill showed it was bad judgment by the fbi leadership. so the bottom line, the justist department is searching for an interim fbi director. we could have a new person in that position by the end of the week. this again is only temp. they will be the place holder until president trump settles on a nominee to send to the senate for confirmation. so we could be looking at several weeks, if not months before we have a new director in place here on pennsylvania avenue, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge outside fbi headquarters. ahead, the president's meeting with the top russian official a
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♪ go ahead, spoil yourself. the es and es hybrid. experience amazing. >> shepard: russia's top diplomat meeting with president trump today at the white house in the highest left face-to-face meeting between the president and a russian official since he took office. this comes one day after he fired james comey who was heading the investigation into russian interference in the u.s.
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election. in a news conference at the russian embassy after the meeting, sergey lavrov noted that president trump said reports of russian meddling in his election is false. >> well, there's not a single fact, no compelling evidence given to anyone regarding russian intervention. that's it. >> shepard: the russian foreign minister released this photo on twitter. president trump said firing comey did not affect the meeting today. that photo taken by the tas news agency of the soviet union. american journalists were not allowed access. the ministry released this photo as well. the white house read-out of the meeting did not mention this ambassador at all. president trump fired michael
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flynn after he lied to the vice president, mike pence about conversations with ambassador kislyak before the inauguration. rich edson is at the state department this afternoon. rich? >> good afternoon, shep. this is normally a common occurrence where an ambassador heats with the head of state. except when it's not given all that's going on behind this. this is also what played out a month ago in moscow except the country's reversed. rex tillerson had gone to moscow, was invited to the kremlin and met with vladimir putin. so that's not an odd occurrence at all. they're also laying the groundwork for a putin-trump meeting that is supposed to happen in germany at the g-20. you talk about all that surrounds it. yesterday, the fbi director got fired after he investigated the russian meddling in the u.s.
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election. shep? >> shepard: vladimir putin commented on comey's firing, i understand. >> russian officials have been talking about this all day, including russian president vladimir putin. cbs news caught up with him before he was about to play hockey in sochi. >> there's no effect. your question looks funny for me. don't be angry with me. we have nothing to do with that. president trump is acting in accordance with his competence and in accordance with his law and constitution. >> neil: when foreign minister lavrov got to the white house this morning, he didn't even hear about james comey getting fired yesterday. >> thanks. continuing coverage with andrew napolitano next.
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>> shepard: continuing coverage of the firing of the fbi director james comey. andrew napolitano said yesterday before the firing that the director comey should resign. judge napolitano is here now. what was your reason? >> my reason is a series of reports that a lot of us had heard that he had totally separated himself from the rank and file fbi agents because of the manner in which he handled the hillary clinton decision. he should have just passed information on to the justice department rather than gone public and trying to satisfy both sides. satisfy the democrats by saying she shouldn't be indicted and satisfy the republicans by listing all of the evidence against her. that statement profoundly
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violated fbi and doj regulations of longstanding and separated him i think professionally from a lot of the people that worked for him. >> shepard: the president tweeted second against, i just received this, and i'm quoting, "dems have complaints for months and months about direct er comey." it's the timing that people are complaining about. >> agreed. there's some republicans that have called for an independent counsel. the democrats are aggrieved by the timing. the president is entitled into an fbi director of his own choosing. he told james comey he would stay on. he praised his work. something happened. he got this memo from rod rosenstein, the number 2 person in the justice department. he decided to fire him.
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if he fired him because he wasn't doing the right job, he did the wrong thing. if he fired him because he wanted to slow down or impede the fbi investigation of any potential contact between russian intelligence and the trump campaign, he did the wrong thing and that will complicate matters. >> shepard: could complicate matters. go on. >> it could be obstruction of justice if the president did that. this is what impaled richard next -- nixon when he fired the attorney general at the time. >> shepard: it's difficult to know if he was aware of the optics of all of this, the meeting with sergei kilseav. we don't know whether donald
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trump is a target. we don't know, but we know that president trump has said in his firing letter, thank you for telling me three times that i'm not under investigation. we don't know what james comey said. >> shepard: the thing about that is, as investigations proceed from being a judge, investigations proceed, there can become new targets. >> absolutely. if they appoint and independent prosecutor, that person has his or own team of agents and their own budget and the ability to indict further after finding out what happened. >> shepard: it will all play out over time. >> probably. >> shepard: great to see you, judge. >> great to be here. >> shepard: coming up, we'll speak live with lawmakers from either side of the political aisle and what they're saying about the timing of this firing and what should happen next in the russian investigation.
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>> i'm lea gabrielle with the fox report. more of the headlines. new video shows the moment a wild fight broke out in the southwest plains. >> what is wrong with you! >> happened saturday in burbank, california. you can see one guy punching the other. police arrested them on assault and battery charges. police in new york city found a body in central park for the second day in a row. the bodies were floating in water about 1 1/2 miles apart. we don't know how either men died or the connection. that massive wild fire in georgia rages on. 140,000 acres have burned since last month. authorities have ordered dozens of evacuations and closed highways. the newses continues with shepard smith after this.
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of the senate armed services committee said the timing of james comey's firing by the president surprised him. in a statement, mike rounds says he expects the investigation to the russian election meddling to continue. first, senator mike rounds joins us. he's chairman of the subcommittee on cyber security. beyond the surprising timing, sir, your thoughts on the matter. >> i think it's an issue that the president had the authority to make the determination as to mr. comey's continued employment. he made that decision. and now we'll deal with it. that means we're hopeful that the president will select a new nominee and will present him shortly. >> shepard: the fbi director was heading the criminal investigation into russian meddling and potential team trumpcollusion with their efforts. do you believe as the president puts it this was in no way related? >> what we're going to listen to is the senate intelligence
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committee members. i have a great deal of respect for the chairman, senator burr and senator warner, the ranking member. they've been working in a bipartisan fashion. i'm going to follow based upon what their recommendations are. they've been a good team so far and the adults in the room. i think they should be allowed to continue their investigation. if they decide that they need additional help, additional resources or there should be other changes made, i'm more than willing to listen. >> shepard: the president said the firing and the russia investigation are unrelated. do you believe them? >> i have no reason to dispute it. at the same time though, the fact that it occurred like this right now raises questions. i understand that. but clearly the president has the ability to make the determination as to whether or not mr. comey should continue on. we have to respond to that. the way that we respond is first of all, whether or not the investigations ongoing can continue. we believe that they can. if the chairman and vice chairman and the ranking member
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of the intelligence committee says they need additional resources, we will consider that. the next best thing the president can do is send us a good nominee to become the negligent director of the fbi. >> shepard: the republican, barbara comstock is calling for an independent investigation into russian meddling. do you agree? >> i think we're waiting on the senate. they've done a good job in working on a bipartisan basis and we're going to wait and find out what they say. that investigation is john doing and we have come to a conclusion in a more timely fashion if we don't stop and start and basically start over again. so once again, i'm going to wait until the senate intelligence committee makes a recommendation. if they need additional resources or if there should be an independent investigator appointed, i think i'll move in that direction. not until they have the opportunity to finish their investigation or come to a conclusion on their own.
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they have the most knowledge about what's going on with the investigation. >> shepard: sir, justin amosh is working to establish an independent commission on russian. when that legislation is drafted, should paul ryan allow it to come for a vote? >> that's the house decision. i'll lead the leadership make that decision. we're not in a position to give the house a great deal of advice. >> shepard: no question. >> we know how much they think about the advice the senate gives them. >> shepard: democrats have suggested, many of them, and on national television, that republicans especially in the u.s. senate, their suggestion has been -- should look to country over party at this moment and realize the level of concern that exists over situations of recent days. are they overstating matters? what is your level of concern today? >> i think it is an item of discussion throughout the country because of the timing.
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at the same time, i think the most appropriate measure for us is two fold. first of all, to allow the intelligence committee to proceed with their work. these two individuals, that head that up have done a good job so far. i think they've been recognized for their hard work. i want to see that proceed, don't want to see it stop. it's very important for the president to do a timely job of making a recommendation for the replacement for mr. comey. that's very important. i think the senate should in a timely fashion respond to that nomination. >> senator mike rounds, thank you. >> thank you. >> shepard: next up, chris van holland from maryland. he's calling for a special prosecutor to take over for the russian investigation. senator holland said "firing fbi director comey has a foul stench
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in an attempt to stop the russian investigation." he added "while i long had concerns about james comey, it's shocking that the white how old would enter fire in an investigation by firing him." thanks for being here, mr. van hollen. a short time against, sarah huckabee sanders said this investigation will continue, the leadership change means nothing. your thoughts. >> well, as you know, the timing of this does stink. so the burden is now on the president and the justice department to help restore faith and confidence in this investigation and the entire process. the way to do that is to appoint a special prosecutor, somebody that cannot be fired by the president as sally yates was, as
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comey was. if we're all interested in getting to the truth, which we should be, the best way to do it is to set up that independent prosecutor.'t mean we don't continue with the investigations going on with the senate and house intelligence committees. you have someone in the executive branch and someone in congress pursuing this. >> shepard: there's already an fbi investigation, which has been underway since july of last year it's our understanding. there's the house investigation, the senate investigation. why would another investigation help clear things up in your mind? >> well, i think the confidence in the ongoing investigation at the fbi is badly shaken when the person heading that up is fired. i mean, we also now know that comey came recently to the justice department, to the deputy attorney general, that he asked for more resources for the investigation. we know the same day that comey
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was fired, comey fbi issued subpoenas, grand jury subpoenas and then he gets fired later that day. so i think in order to restore faith and confidence, that you need that special prosecutor, someone that cannot be fired. and i will say i have been pleased with the fact that in great measure you do have people speaking out on a bipartisan basis for the interest of the country including the chair and vice chairman of the intelligence committee on this matter. >> shepard: do you believe the white house is engaged in a cover up and if so, what? >> here's what i know. we had an active investigation in a russian interference in our elections. we know from every intelligence committee that they intervened to support donald trump. we know the fbi director was engaged in an investigation and that investigation was beginning
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to pick up steam. we know just as it was picking up steam, he got fired by the president of the united states. so that's what we know. that is why everybody, i think, looking at this in a fair way has concluded that the timing is highly suspect. so now the question is how do you restore confidence? how do you restore faith in the process? a special prosecutor that cannot be fired is the way to do that. >> shepard: do you have of any evidence of collusion? >> i don't know of any evidence of collusion. i know people that have been following this closely who think there's a lot of pieces out there that suggest the possibility of collusion. that's the whole purpose of the investigation. that's why it's so troubling to fire the guy heading the investigation just after he asked for more resources, just after they issued grand jury subpoenas. that timing -- anybody looking at this has to say that timing stinks. so the question is, what do we
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do now to restore any kind of confidence? that's why i suggest a special prosecutor. >> shepard: do you believe there will be any republican support for that? >> i hope there will be. i hope as people really look at this and examine the situation and conclude that in the interest of justice and impartiality, it's important to have somebody conducting this investigation on the executive branch side that does it without being encumbered by the fear of being fired, by the fear of having the axe come down when they seem to be picking up steam in the investigation. that is clearly a conflict of interest from the president of the united states when his calm pain is being investigated for collusion. so if they have nothing to hide, they should welcome the opportunity for us to get to the bottom of this and the sooner the better i would hope. firing the guy that is doing the
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investigation and asking for more resources sends the opposite message. >> shepard: senator, thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> shepard: ahead, the white house says president trump lost confidence in director comey months ago. yet a week ago, the president said he had the full confidence of the president. politico said the president was so frustrated about the russian meddling investigation that he screamed at television set. details ahead. (man vo) it was may, when dad forgot
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at some of the tv reports about the investigation. josh gerstein is a senior reporter at politico. so one of the reasons he's is gone is because of the coverage? >> that's part of the reason. it has to do with the clinton e-mail investigation, which is a trickier thing for president trump to criticize him over. what we hear, the president is frustrated over the russian story and comey's appearance in the stories from his testimony on capitol hill and in other venues. >> shepard: from your reporting inside and around the white house, is it the president's belief that making this change at the top of the fbi would cause some of the smoke to scatter on this matter or was he aware this would create a bit more of a smoke storm, if you
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will? >> it seems like the white house didn't realize the degree this would cause a smoke storm. they believed that democrats had expressed concern about comey and would embrace his decision. they claim they want this sped up and wrapped up as quickly as possible and they seem to think this an interim fbi director or new director can do that. i think that's a bit in collision with reality on the ground and the way these things work. that seems to be the white house's view. >> shepard: do you have a sense of the kind of person that president trump will be seeking to head this agency? department? >> he usually looks to someone from central casting. he usually looks to someone who has a strong reputation. for this kind of a job, he would
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look for someone with a strong reputation in a law enforcement community. but with all job hunts and nominee hunts for the trump administration, they are hobbled by the fact that many, many republicans have criticized trump during the campaign and the white house treats that as a disqualifying factor in all cases. how many of the possible contenders would be accepted as reasonable to the white house. >> shepard: we know then director comey was to testify thursday. do we know if part of his testimony would include potential targets of the investigation? that seems to be a matter of interest for the white house. >> i don't think he was intending to talk about that. he testified last week and wouldn't get to the issues. i don't know why he would do that a couple days later. now we have andrew mccabe that will testify at the hearing. the white house cannot believe that pushing comey out was going
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to get him to be quiet. it appears to have be an acc to try to express trump's displeasure with this investigation and more generally with how comey has been conducting affairs at the fbi. they've been very nonspecific about what their complaints are about him. >> shepard: do we have any idea where this investigation has taken -- if they have uncovered matters that have taken the investigation in different directions? if they were at one point getting into the discussions can mike flynn and sergei kislyak, have they found out new information to lead them in a different direction? >> i don't know about that. we know there's been a desire to move forward with some additional investigative steps. the earlier guests talked about it as a resource issue. >> shepard: josh, great to see you. >> thanks. >> shepard: some democrats are
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>> shepard: some democrats comparing president trump's firing of james comey to watergate. specifically when president nixon ordered the removal of the special prosecutor in the investigation. but only one other fbi has been fired by a president. that was president bill clinton. trace gallagher has more. >> in october 1973, president nixon and the attorney general's office were at odds over nixon's refusal to release recordings of white house conversations.
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nixon planned to fire archibald cox. but instead, he ordered the attorney general to fire cox. richardson refused and resigned. cox was eventually fired by the solicitor general who became the acting attorney general and later the supreme court nominee. the nixon library apparently is not happy with the trump-nixon comparison's tweeting "fun fact, richard nixon never fired the director of the fbi." bill clinton did fire his fbi director, williams sessions appointed by ronald reagan. sessions was accused of using an fbi plane to visit his daughter and had the government pay for and install a security fence around his home that didn't provide security. sessions voluntarily stepped down under attorney general
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janet reno. clinton went on to appoint louis freeh and the two were well known enemies who said he was disgusted by clinton's scandals. >> shepard: and fbi headquarters is named for a man that got his start at bureau before it was named the fbi. that happened on this day in history. your insurance company raises your rates... maybe you should've done more research on them. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. liberty mutual insurance. due to your first accident. buttrust angie's list to help., [ barks ] visit today.
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>> shepard: on this day in 1924, j. edgar hoover became the acting director of the federal bureau of investigation. he led that agency for 48 years. he went against gangsters and spies. the fbi targeted political opponents including aclu and dr. martin luther king jr. after hoover's death, a congressional committee called some of the tactics illegal and unconstitutional. congress also named fbi headquarters against hoover who
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took control of the agency 93 years ago today. should news break out, we'll break in. breaking news changes everything on fox news channel. "your world" with neil cavuto comes up right now. >> nei >> neil: all right. nothing political going on here. welcome. i'm neil cavuto. you might have heard the news and james comey but you might have missed the fact that protests erupted outside the white house featuring no less the guy that runs the dnc, tom perez. we're getting indications that things near and dear to you and investors could be put on hold, maybe delayed if not deny. things like a healthcare fix, tax cuts, regulatory relief, you name