And he put much of the blame on President Trump.
Trump is described as livid over seeing his name mentioned constantly in connection with the investigation when, according to the president himself and several lawmakers, he is not a target of the probe.
"The founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the president, but it only works if someone fucking checks or balances", he continued. "If there are no tapes, he should apologize to both Jim Comey and the American people for misleading them".
The interview on Fox comes after a week of intense scrutiny of Trump following his unexpected dismissal of Comey.
The FBI and two congressional committees are still investigating, so there is not yet any exoneration.
Republican political and foreign policy operatives, astonished by President Donald Trump's decision to share an ally's classified intelligence with Russian Federation, warned on Tuesday that this disclosure would drive fresh cracks in party unity behind its president.
"I think the intelligence committees are the ones that should do this, because, don't forget that the methods and sources of our intelligence gathering are also at play here, and we have to be very sensitive so that we don't compromise that information as well", Ryan told Fox News this week, referencing Trump's complaints about leaks of information from law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
The threat from New York Sen.
White House doesn't deny Trump recording conversations
Former FBI Director James Comey has declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. The other two times Trump said he asked Comey whether he was under investigation were in telephone conversations.
The White House has repeatedly crossed lines that other administrations have been reluctant to cross when discussing politically charged criminal investigations.
"I did not have any evidence", Clapper said, again noting he was unaware of the executive branch investigation into allegations of collusion. He also sent out a tweet in which he appeared to threaten Comey by releasing recordings of their conversations. The Senate's second-ranking Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, is a leading candidate who was interviewed for the position Saturday.
Former congressman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, and Frances Townsend, who served as President George W. Bush's homeland security adviser and is a CBS News contributor, also met with Sessions and Rosenstein, according to the Associated Press.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, continued to argue that the president should consider Merrick Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court previous year by President Barack Obama but who was denied a hearing by Republicans.
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Trump, who has reportedly grown increasingly distrustful of his staff amid an endless stream of White House leaks, kept a number of key staffers in the dark about his decision to fire the F.B.I. director, leaving only a close-knit circle of his top advisors privy to his thinking.
When pressed on the issue again Monday, he used almost the same formulation he had employed last week: "I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week".
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