Comey, who was the former public face of the FBI, was previously applauded by Trump for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server.
"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
US President Donald Trump looks towards First Lady Melania Trump at a "celebration of military mothers" event at the White House. On Thursday, Trump admitted in an NBC interview that "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation", calling Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander".
"I've been trying to avoid talking about impeachment of the president", wrote Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Bernstein on Friday, "but Thursday's events-in which the president nearly bragged about obstructing justice in firing FBI Director James Comey-make it hard to avoid".
Even when aides moved ahead on an executive order creating a voter fraud commission - a presidential pet project that some advisers thought they had successfully shelved - Mr Trump signed the directive in private. "There's no time to do it", Trump said.
"Democrats and Jeff Flake are suffering from Trump derangement syndrome", she said.
In a statement, Durbin said that what he characterized as Trump's admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe was "dangerously close to obstruction of justice".
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Lastly, Winfrey told the crowd not to get hung up on material objects. "The biggest reward is not financial benefit - though it's really good, you can get a lot of great shoes.
After Trump tweeted in March that President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones in Trump Tower, three ex-employees told The Associated Press that as a businessman, Trump not only anxious about possible listening devices in his phones and office but had also occasionally taped his own phone conversations.
The president is considering 11 people to replace Mr Comey, a White House official said.
Spicer was back to answering questions Friday about Comey's firing.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was responsible for sharing the administration's elusive official line of reasoning during the White House news conferences.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be someone "not of partisan background" with "great experience" and "courage". "But I think that there are times when you, more than not, read a story where someone's trying to - trying to pull apart one word, one sentence and say, 'Aha!' and make it a gotcha thing".
First, the White House said Trump fired Comey because the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended it. Several people told me this weekend they expect any staff decisions to be made Monday or early Tuesday, and they assume if nothing is announced by Tuesday, no changes would be made until after Trump returns from his overseas trip. The initial contenders they will see are acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn, former Justice Department official Alice Fisher and Michael Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, according to a person familiar with the matter. Moscow has denied any such meddling. He insisted this week that he fired Comey over his performance, not because of the investigation, but the timing of the dismissal and his comments afterward have raised alarms with his critics.
For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might be secretly recorded.
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