The president made reference to possible recordings of his conversations with the former FBI director.
Trump's efforts to politicize the FBI and other American institutions could set a dangerous precedent for future leaders.
The president claimed he was planning to fire FBI director Comey regardless of the DOJ's advice. But the majority of Americans do not approve of Trump's decision.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being looked at as a way to ensure there is a thorough investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
This weekend's Sunday shows found it hard to locate a member of Trump's administration willing to explain his decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as the president appeared to mull becoming his own press secretary.
The Secretary of State said he has to earn the president's confidence "every day."
"I thought, Comey's investigating Russia, I don't like that. I should fire him," says Baldwin's Trump.
In the latest SNL episode, "Spicey" sets a fire extinguisher off, throws a pillar at reporters and ditches the press briefing to find Trump.
"I think the process is going to go quickly," Trump said, adding that the candidates under consideration were mostly well known. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially."
For them to have any serious chance in 2018 and 2020, Trump needs to remain in the picture.
All of the network's prime-time shows have gleefully discussed reopening a case that was closed last year by the FBI.
Trump contradicted White House statements on Comey's termination but said he wanted the Russia probe to be "so strong and so good."
Sources have named Ayotte as a possible successor to the role, but two high-profile Trump allies are not in contention.
Meanwhile, the FBI raids the offices of a GOP fundraiser with links to Trump.
President says the former FBI director was a 'grandstander' who was going to go no matter what Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein recommended.
The attorneys general join federal lawmakers in calling for an independent special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.
Former FBI Director James Comey had been scheduled to speak at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing before his firing.
Dana Shell Smith expresses dismay at domestic events after the firing of James Comey.