Considering the fact that President Trump had told MSNBC's Lester Holt that the firing was related to the Russian investigation, there is a very real possibility that the letter had expressed the same views by the President.
After Comey's shocking ouster earlier this year, DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI boss Robert Mueller as the special counsel to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.
Trump had been fuming about Comey for weeks, upset that he would not say publicly that the president was not under investigation, which Trump said Comey had assured him privately. Mueller is investigating Trump's firing of Comey and the administration's contradictory public statements to justify it, the newspaper reported.
Comey admitted that it made him "wildly nauseous" to think that the Clinton email investigation may have influenced the election while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in May.
Trump drafted the letter with senior policy adviser Stephen Miller on an early-May weekend visit to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and then shared it with senior aides during an Oval Office meeting the day before the firing, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Second, Trump seems to have forgotten his own White House's talking points. Trump fired Comey on May 9. The acting director at the time, Andrew McCabe, later denied that the bureau had lost faith in Comey before his firing.
Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events But, you might wonder, isn't it already pretty clear why Trump fired Comey? "But I'll tell you what he did, he brought back his reputation", Republican nominee Donald Trump says.
Mr. Comey's conduct during the hearing added to concerns of Mr. Sessions and Mr. Rosenstein that the F.B.I. director had botched the rollout of the Clinton investigation and had overstepped the boundaries of his job.
On Thursday, a Daily Beast report pointed out that the special counsel has enlisted the help of agents from the criminal investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service.
Nearly 400 people have died in Myanmar since the country's army stepped up a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last week. He and thousands of terrified villagers gathered at the Kyee Hnoke Thee village at the foot of the Mayu mountain range.
Princess Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry , visited a growing memorial outside her former home, Kensington Palace. Nick Serpell was working for the BBC when Princess Diana was tragically killed in a Paris auto crash on August 31, 1997.
Referring to Pakistan , the president said: "I want to give message to Pakistan that we are ready for talks on multiple issues". Mattis did not respond to questions on timeline, if any, for Pakistan to take action against terrorists and terrorist groups.
While attempting to do a search, a suspect from inside the room opened fire through the door - wounding two CHP investigators. The incident began when the women led CHP officers on a vehicle chase in what was believed to be a stolen auto .
We now have proof that it is possible to eradicate cancer by harnessing the power of a patient's own immune system. Novartis said it expects between 30 and 35 centers to be certified to offer the treatment by the end of the year.
In July, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that sanctions against North Korea were "needed" but "not the final goal". The two leaders are expected to discuss the possibility of further sanctions on North Korea, May's office said.
Tasha, a teacher from Melbourne, and her partner Jason Crane, are also travelling to Paris to lay flowers in Diana's memory. But the flowers that filled the garden weren't the only ones on show at Kensington Palace Wednesday.
This, combined with an advanced image sensor, allows for super slow motion video, predictive capture and autofocus burst . Videos will get Sony's SteadyShot electronic stabilization, but there's no optical image stabilization for photos.
Klippenstein showed Dasani 24-packs on sale for $42.96 and a "limited supply" of Smartwater 12-packs for $29.98. Best Buy explained that they don't normally sell water but had made an exemption due to Hurricane Harvey .
Florida coach Jim McElwain also suspended freshman receiver James Robinson , who was cited for marijuana possession last week. Desir-Jones saw playing time in two games last season on the offensive line, but switched to defensive line this season.
Angels acquire Justin Upton, deal Cameron Maybin
The Tigers will send the Angels some cash to cover some of the $3.7 million Upton is due for the rest of this season. One thing is for certain: the Upton deal is part of the greater trend to move in a different direction to reset.
Tottenham Hotspur set to beat Chelsea to Fernando Llorente
Vincent Janssen has struggled to adapt to English football, and has been a let-down for Spurs in many of their important matches. Llorente, a World Cup victor with Spain, scored 15 goals last season as Swansea successfully avoided relegation.
Meet BB-9E, Star Wars' new, evil version of BB-8
In the United Kingdom it's Argos (online), HMV, LEGO, Hamleys, John Lewis , Smyths, Toys'R'Us and the Disney Store. Seriously, these things are more hard to get your hands on than the secret location of the Rebel Alliance base.
County game suspended after arrow fired into The Oval
The match was stopped after the first ball of the 69th over with Middlesex 214 for seven in their second innings. The players were then told by umpires to immediately leave the field, with many running to the changing rooms.
Eid al-Adha 2017: Significance of Bakrid And Celebrations
According to Muslim beliefs, when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah's command, God replaced him with a sheep. On Eid'l Adha, August 31, President Rodrigo Duterte called for unity and renewal of Muslim values.