Trump ended up shelving that letter in favor of a far shorter one, but the draft has taken on new significance in the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining it as he determines whether Trump's firing of Comey was part of an effort to obstruct justice, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.
The memo reportedly contains a record of McCabe's conversation with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after President Donald Trump fired Comey.
According to the newspaper, McCabe thought Rosenstein's comment suggested that he gave cover to Trump by not mentioning Russian Federation in the statement on Comey. The Justice Department believes he lied to investigators over the Hillary Clinton email server scandal. McCabe reportedly thought this suggested that Comey's termination may be tied to the Russian Federation investigation, which raises questions of whether the president's decision constitutes obstruction of justice. President Donald Trump has frequently attacked the FBI's former No. 2 official, largely over political donations his wife took from an ally of Hillary Clinton when she ran for a seat in the Virginia legislature. McCabe asserts that Comey knew he authorized the media disclosure, and Comey claims otherwise.
Berman responded by playing Lee the clip of Trump telling Holt that "regardless of [the] recommendation" he received from the Justice Department, "he was going to fire Comey". "We have briefed him in great detail on the subjects of the investigation and what we're doing, but I'm not gonna answer about anybody in this forum".
New Zealand to kill 150K cows to end bacterial disease
Found in Europe and the US , the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. The ambitious plan will see 126,000 cattle slaughtered on top of the 26,000 already killed or earmarked for death.
According to published reports, McCabe allowed two FBI officials to give information to the media about a separate criminal investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
Comey has said that even though he feels "mildly nauseous" that his announcement may have impacted the election, he doesn't regret sending the letters.
In a separate tweet Thursday, Trump continued to insist that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spied on his 2016 campaign and claimed that the media "is working overtime" to avoid reporting about it.
Woman punched by cop on N.J. beach speaks out
Authorities say the 20-year-old woman was combative during the arrest. "You're about to get dropped". "Alright, that's it. In a since-deleted Facebook post, Weinman admitted to having beer on her but claimed that she wasn't drinking.
The tweet was retweeted more than 135,000 times as of noon EST on Monday, a number that continues to climb at a speedy rate. Damarious Randall has learned the hard way to never underestimate Cleveland sports fans.
USA investigators said Mr Najib's associates stole and laundered at least $US4.5 billion ($AU5.97 billion) from the fund. Its president, Prof Dr Mohamed Rehan Karim, said the government's decision is apt given the country's high debt level.
He might have been a little bit surprised by it, but it wasn't an aggressive hit. "He looked fine in the end", Wilson said. Hopefully we can get there and I'll definitely be in the No. 81 [Jonathan] Marchessault jersey.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed at the resort in 2005, while King George VI and The Queen Mother visited in 1939. Meghan Markle's bio on the royals' official website has quietly undergone a subtle - but significant - change.
The U.S.is due to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran after recently deciding to withdraw from its nuclear pact with Tehran. US West Texas Intermediate crude was down $1.05, or 1.55%, at $66.83 a barrel, sitting around its lowest since 17 April.
Theyre also running a Facebook contest to win free doughnuts for a year for writing about why you love doughnuts. Every Walmart location in the U.S.is giving out free doughuts to customers on Friday for National Donut Day.
According to Bean's official NASA biography, Mission II "accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission forecast goals". Beam is survived by his wife Leslie, sister Paula Stott, and children Amy Sue and son Clay.
Fissure 8 is now "very active", with two fountains of lava reaching more than 200 feet at times, the US Geological Survey said. Authorities have now ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 17-block swath of the Leilani Estates subdivision.
Steven Gerrard has credited Jurgen Klopp with bringing out the very best in Liverpool FC since his move to the Anfield club. However, Salah has taken to Twitter to appreciate the support he has received, while commenting on his World Cup future.
Cavs' Game 6 victory over Celtics encouraging for Game 7
Throughout the season we saw superstars shoulder the load carry their team, deliver game winners and come through when it counted. Jayson Tatum threw down an impressive dunk on LeBron James in the Boston Celtics' series finale against the Cleveland Cavaliers .
Trump Rips Into McCain and Pelosi at Nashville Rally
Blackburn, who has already received the president's endorsement, has been counting down the days on Twitter until Trump shows up. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, May 29, 2018 in Nashville , Tennessee.
Russian opposition journalist shot dead in Kyiv
He had served in the Russian army during the two wars in Chechnya in 1990s and became one of Russia's best-known war reporters. It not immediately clear whether Babchenko's wife and friend were aware of the security operation.