Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

The New York Times

The former F.B.I. director described being dismayed by the president’s attempts to build a personal relationship with him amid the Russia investigation.

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Dec 22

F.B.I. Director Wants to Move Forward, but the President Is Making His Job Harder

The New York Times

Christopher Wray tries steer a bureau the president has said is in “Tatters.”

Aug 2

James Comey, Former F.B.I. Director, to Publish a Book Next Spring

The book will explore his role in investigations during his decades in government, including his time as F.B.I. director for the Trump administration.

Jun 7

What Congress Will Ask James Comey

The New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo explains what James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, can expect to be asked when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Jun 7

Trump Picks Christopher Wray to Be F.B.I. Director

The selection of Mr. Wray, a former federal prosecutor, comes a day before the former F.B.I. director, James Comey, is set to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

May 18

Senate Panel Asks Comey to Testify on Flynn and Trump

The New York Times

The Senate Intelligence Committee invited the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey to testify on reports that President Trump asked him to scuttle the investigation into Michael T. Flynn.

May 10

Updates and Reactions to F.B.I. Director Comey’s Firing

Mr. Comey’s dismissal drew immediate rebukes from Democrats, who worried about the ramifications for the F.B.I. investigation of Russian meddling in the election.

May 10

F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

President Trump abruptly terminated Mr. Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with Russia to influence the election.

May 10

James Comey’s Tumultuous F.B.I. Tenure, in Headlines

Investigations into the Clinton campaign’s emails and possible Trump campaign ties to Russia dominated much of his time at the F.B.I.

May 9

F.B.I. Clarifies Comey’s Testimony on Clinton Emails

The majority of emails found on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the former congressman, were backed up there, not forwarded by his wife, a Clinton aide, officials said.

Mar 20

F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

The New York Times

The F.B.I. chief’s remarks created a treacherous political moment for the president and placed a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House.

Mar 20

F.B.I. Director Confirms Russia Investigation


James B. Comey said that the agency is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Regarding President Trump’s tweets about alleged wiretapping by the Obama administration, Mr. Comey said the agency has “no…

Jan 24

Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

President Trump has decided to retain Mr. Comey as head of the agency that is leading an inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russia’s government.

Nov 19

Why Democrats Now Need the F.B.I. Director, James Comey

After incurring their wrath for the Clinton email case, some Democrats now say the F.B.I. director could help block G.O.P. efforts to revive banned interrogation techniques.

Nov 1

James Comey Role Recalls Hoover’s F.B.I., Fairly or Not

Though Mr. Comey acted publicly, while J. Edgar Hoover maneuvered in secret, Hoover was the last F.B.I. director to be accused of trying to influence a presidential election.

Oct 30

Hillary Clinton Criticizes F.B.I. Director on Emails

The New York Times

Mrs. Clinton called the decision by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to notify Congress about the discovery of some of her emails "strange" and "deeply troubling."

Jul 7

Live Coverage: F.B.I. Director James Comey Testifies Before Congress

The F.B.I. Director, James Comey, will testify before Congress on Thursday before the House Oversight Committee. He is expected to be questioned about his recommendation on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton face no criminal charges for her…

Jul 5

F.B.I. Director James Comey Recommends No Charges for Hillary Clinton on Email

The director said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case but called Mrs. Clinton and her staff “extremely careless” in their use of email.

Jun 16

Political Implications: Donald Trump’s Speeches Fire Up His Base, but May Cost Him

Polls show that Mr. Trump’s repeated calls for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, on the heels of the attack in Orlando, is not gaining traction among voters he will need in November.

Dec 8

First Draft: White House Says Donald Trump’s Muslim Proposal Disqualifies Him for President


The White House press secretary said Donald J. Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States disqualified him from the presidency and called on the other Republican presidential candidates to repudiate his candidacy or be…

Nov 7

F.B.I. to Help Russia Investigate Plane Crash in Egypt

Some American officials said that the Russians want help analyzing forensic evidence from the charter plane that broke apart over the Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people.