Trump tweets 'best thing' would be to cancel future press briefings

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would act quickly to appoint a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director following his controversial dismissal earlier this week of James Comey - a move that was still reverberating around Washington.

NY state judge Michael Garcia, acting FBI Director James McCabe, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Alice Fisher, will be interviewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein.

The president is considering 11 people to replace Mr Comey, a White House official said.

Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say. "The FBI has been in turmoil".

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Gorelick, former deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton, was rumored to be Hillary Clinton's pick for AG. On NBC's "Today", Sanders said she would defer to the president himself for any additional details.

US media quoted an unnamed White House official as saying that 11 candidates are being considered, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation.

USA intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to disrupt the election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Mr Trump.

Jon Karl: Isn't it true that the president had already made a decision to fire James Comey and he asked the Justice Department to put together the rationale for that firing?

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"President Trump doesn't understand Watergate, he hasn't learned anything from it", he said. Instead, they've ramped up their calls for a special prosecutor to take over the Trump-Russia case - a decision that lies exclusively in the hands of Rosenstein.

Trump was also asked about the decision to include Comey's assurances that Trump wasn't under investigation in his letter.

"I was going to fire Comey". Moscow has denied any such interference and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation.

Still, they stopped well short of joining the Democrats' call for a special prosecutor to lead the continuing investigation of Russian contacts with Mr Trump's aides. An ex-FBI agent, Rogers drew the backing of the FBI Agents Association, which said his diverse background makes him the best choice. Trump, these people said, was frustrated with Comey's testimony and the growing Russian Federation investigation scrutiny into his campaign.

Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 U.S. astronauts
The hose is one of two that provide water, oxygen, power, cooling and communications for astronauts before they float outside. After the first three minutes the fuel ran out and White maneuvered by twisting his body and pulling on the tether.

White House spokespeople later refused to say whether the president's conversations were in fact being secretly taped.

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