A.M. Links: Rosenstein Threatened to Resign Over Handling of Comey Firing, Trump Says He Invented the Phrase 'Priming the Pump'


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    Donald Trump told The Economist that he invented the phrase "priming the pump." According to the president, "I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good."

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly "threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire [James] Comey and that the president acted only on his recommendation."
  • "I will be fine." Read James Comey's farewell letter to colleagues at the FBI.
  • Who will replace James Comey as the next FBI director?
  • "We were not informed by the Russians that their official photographer was dual-hatted and would be releasing the photographs on the state news agency," says the Trump administration about yesterday's White House meeting between President Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
  • The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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