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Trump dings ‘Cryin’ Chuck Schumer’ for bashing Comey firing

Trump dings ‘Cryin’ Chuck Schumer’ for bashing Comey firing
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President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, attacking Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer lays groundwork for future filibuster reform Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Capitol Police officer killed in car attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda MORE (D-N.Y.) for criticizing his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

“Cryin' Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer lays groundwork for future filibuster reform Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Capitol Police officer killed in car attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda MORE stated recently, 'I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.' Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp” Trump tweeted.

 

 

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At a press conference earlier Tuesday evening, Schumer said he told Trump that his decision to fire Comey was a "big mistake."

"Earlier this afternoon President Trump called me and informed me he was firing Director Comey," Schumer told reporters. "I told the president, 'Mr. President, with all due respect, you are making a big mistake.’ ”

He added that Trump didn't "really respond" to his comment.

According to reports, Schumer has asked Senate Democrats to be in their seats on the floor at 9:30 Wednesday morning, and will then hold a largely symbolic caucus meeting at 10:30 a.m. 

Trump fired Comey on Tuesday based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBiden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Biden administration should resist 'slush-fund' settlements MORE and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.

Trump wrote in a letter to Comey that the FBI has to restore "public trust and confidence."