On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Durbin suggested that the president's move to fire Comey amid its Trump-Russia investigation was "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice".
American democracy is separately "under assault" from Donald Trump and Russian Federation, the former United States intelligence chief has warned.
Meanwhile, top Democratic lawmakers led by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged the White House to turn such a tape.
The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. Rosenstein did not specifically recommend firing Comey in his memo. Josh Holmes, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox that his old boss thinks the Garland idea is "terrific".
White House press secretary Sean Spicer subsequently refused to clarify whether Trump records conversations in the Oval Office, and said he was "not aware" whether Trump recorded his exchanges with Comey.
"First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair", he said.
As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event, in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner the pair had at the White House. Comey declined, instead offering honesty.
Dina Powell, White House deputy national security adviser for strategy, who also attended the meeting, said: "This story is false".
"Isn't it true that the president had already made a decision to fire James Comey and he asked the Justice Department to put together the rationale for that firing?" a reporter asked Huckabee on Wednesday.
President Trump has previously told NBC News that Mr Comey requested the one-on-one dinner, but the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director reportedly maintains it was the president who invited him. "Nobody on the campaign that I know has colluded with the Russians".
"No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can't be done", Trump said. "Very simple. He wasn't doing a good job".
He also had harsh worlds for the president's actions toward Comey.
After watching Director Comey's testimony last Wednesday [May 3, 2017], the President was strongly inclined to remove him. "And if they're not in existence, if this was yet another fabrication by the president, he needs to come clean about it", said Schiff.
Thompson was USA deputy attorney general from 2001 to 2003 under Bush.
The White House insists that reports saying Donald Trump provided classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador are false.
When Holt asked Trump whether he'd asked Rosenstein for his recommendation the day before firing Comey, Trump replied: "What I did was, I was going to fire". Trump said Comey wanted to have the dinner because he wanted to stay on in the job.
"It's not my place to say I agree or disagree", Christie said, according to NJ.com, when asked about Comey's firing. "If, in fact, there are such recordings, I think those recordings will be subpoenaed and they will probably have to turn them over", said Lee, a member of the Judiciary Committee. Thirty two percent of survey respondents said they had no opinion of Trump's decision to fire America's chief law enforcement officer. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that Comey told him on three separate occasions he is not under investigation.
Samsung has tended to define the Galaxy Note range as a phablet, with the Galaxy S8 being deemed a smartphone. The mid-range smartphone will sport a MediaTek Helio P20 ARM SoC with eight cores running at 1.6GHz.
If you drop the term "Belt and Road" in a conversation with an average Singaporean, you'll likely to get a blank look. Xi hosted delegates attending his " One Belt One Road " forum with a dinner and gala performance on Sunday.
Yildirim said "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". Both Washington and Brussels classify the PKK as a terror group but do not regard the YPG as such.
However, Sunderland recorded a rare win last week, as they were 2-0 winners at Hull who were also confirmed as relegated. In the games like that when you go to Stoke you need at some stage to suffer, to stick together and that's what we did.
Abbas has been in power since 2005, and new elections were blocked partly because of a rivalry with the Hamas militant group. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress.
The top 10 girls names for 2016 in order are: Emma , Olivia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Mia, Charlotte, Abigail, Emily and Harper. Donald was the 488th most popular name for boys in 2016, its lowest rank since at least data collection began in 1900.
Trea Turner, with just seven hits in his previous 44 at-bats, lined a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Smoak went 2-for-3 and is batting.290 (16-for-55) in his career against the Mariners with three homers and 15 RBIs in 19 games...
He also pointed to a tweet from Trump that suggested the president may have recorded his private meetings with Comey. The host then called out GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for refusing to answer questions about the firing.
The debate over whether the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, is part of Israel has boiled over this week. An official in Netanyahu's office said on Monday that Israel has contacted Washington about the matter.
South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features. The test is the 10th missile launch of this year and follows a string of unusual activity from Kim Jong-un.
It can run for 14.5 hours on its batteries, thanks to the presence of the latest Intel core i5 and i7 processors on board. The company is offering one-year free subscription to " Minecraft: Education Edition " for its Windows 10 educations PCs.
Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny: spokesmen
But the "apology", which was delivered in a televised ceremony, was viewed with scepticism by numerous mutinous soldiers. Ivory Coast has an army of around 22,000, but falling cocoa prices have severely crimped the government's finances.
Playboy Model's Body-Shaming Case Is Going To Trial
Under California law, it is illegal to secretly photograph another identifiable person in a changing room without their consent. She added the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", while posing with her hand over her mouth as if shocked.
Officer accidentally overdoses during traffic stop
Wright added that the incident is an example of how the drug epidemic has forced officers to change aspects of their jobs. You can absorb it through contact with your skin, but the severity of the overdose made Hoyt suspect Green inhaled it.
Immigrants Plan May Day Rallies Buoyed by Trump Opposition
Activists have urged people to skip work, school and shopping to highlight the importance of immigrants in American communities. But large crowds were expected this year as diverse groups united in opposition to Trump came together to support the marches.
Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2
It was Ottawa's fifth overtime win of the postseason, including a double-overtime victory here against the Rangers in Game 2. Burakovsky pumped some energy back in with a psychologically important goal with 29.7 seconds remaining in the first period.
MTV Awards go gender-neutral
Another English actress, Millie Bobby Brown , 13, won the best actor in a TV show award for the sci-fi show " Stranger Things ". Beauty and The Beast was released on March 17, 2017, and has racked up a global earning of USD$1.2bil (RM5.1bil) thus far.