Speaking on Saturday to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump made no mention of Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused.
Intelligence sources have questioned whether any senior investigator would make such a guarantee about an active investigation that the bureau calls "highly significant".
Just days before the presidential election, Comey announces the FBI is reopening its investigation into Clinton's email on the back of evidence found on Weiner's laptop.
Comey was so careful, for example, to avoid the appearance of impropriety that during the Obama years, the 6-feet-8-inch Comey was sure to never play basketball with the then-president.
"I said, 'If it's possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said you are not under investigation", Trump said in an interview Thursday with NBC News. She was asked by Jonathan Karl of ABC News whether it was improper for the president to ask the FBI director if he was under investigation. He was appointed to a 10-year term in 2013.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, they also argue, should also not be involved, given that he recused himself from investigations into the Trump campaign after it emerged he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador to Washington.
"To young Americans at both schools, I will be bringing a message of hope and optimism about our nation's bright future", Trump said in his weekly address to the nation. Personally. I'm not talking about campaigns.
Trump is elected President, defeating Clinton by winning 304 electoral college votes to her 227. "And everybody seems to think that". "It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won".
"The president has nothing further to add", Spicer said, adding, "the tweet speaks for itself", a common refrain for the press secretary, who is often forced to answer questions about the president's social media posts. "Finally, and with respect to the President's suggestion that as a very busy person, he doesn't have time to ensure that his spokespeople are accurately portraying his actions - it is hard to know how to respond - except to say, being truthful with the American people is a core responsibility of the job", Schiff said. "We think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen". "He's [Comey] the wrong man for that position". "Management in counterintelligence are insanely concerned, anxious about the overreaching obstruction and political influence from the White House".
It was one of a barrage of leaks in the U.S. media about the inner workings of the Trump White House, laying bare the insecurities of a President besieged by reports of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation - dismissed as "fake news" by Trump.
On Wednesday, in brief remarks in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that he fired Comey "because he wasn't doing a good job, simply". McCabe added that his department would not be providing the White House any updates on their Russian Federation investigation.