Latest James Comey News

Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week

Apr. 24, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" had a very big opening week. Flatiron Books announced Tuesday that sales topped 600,000 copies, a number that includes print, audio and e-books. The former FBI director's memoir has been one of the year's most anticipated releases and includes his accounts...

Correction: Trump-DNC Lawsuit story

Apr. 24, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an April 20 story about the Democratic National Committee filing a lawsuit over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused former FBI Director James Comey of damaging Hillary Clinton's chances against...

Clinton: Free press is under 'open assault' in Trump era

Apr. 23, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime. "We are living through an all-out war on...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

Apr. 23, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In fact, Kim's announcement Friday before summits with the...

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Apr. 22, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara...

Dems' lawsuit alleges conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Apr. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by Democratic Party accuses Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law of engaging in a conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey

Apr. 21, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming a...

Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

Apr. 21, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead. Steyer, whose appeals you may have seen on TV, is spending $40 million on his "Need To Impeach" roadshow, with...

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

Apr. 21, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local): 11:55 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to be trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation by suggesting it was prompted by "illegally leaked" memos. Trump tweets late Friday that...

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Apr. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke...