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We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
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President Trump tweeted his thanks to Fox News' "Fox & Friends" and commended the program's "great reporting."
It wasn't immediately clear exactly what the president was referencing.
A good portion of Friday morning's episode was devoted to former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
Much of the morning-after media coverage of the hearing centered on Comey's assertion that Trump asked him to let go the FBI’s probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
But "Fox & Friends" instead largely focused on Comey's admission that he directed a friend to share with a reporter the contents of memos he wrote documenting his meetings and conversations with the president.
Several segments contained references to the so-called deep state, which some Trump allies believe to be a secretive, coordinated network inside the government dedicated to undermining the administration.
At one point during Friday's episode, "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy cited "one of the online blogs" to assert that, of 39 "deep state leaks" damaging to the Trump administration, "about 10 of them related to Jim Comey."
Doocy appeared to reference a post on conservative blog Gateway Pundit that included a tally of unflattering news reports based on anonymous sources.
"So you've got to wonder whether or not Jim Comey was actually the source," he concluded.
Other "Fox & Friends" segments on Comey's testimony that aired Friday included:
An appearance by Corey Lewandowski in which the former Trump campaign manager called Comey "the deep state" and argued that his testimony had vindicated Trump because he confirmed that the president had never been under FBI investigation.
Commentary from Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, who slammed Comey as "just another Washington insider" and discussed the legal implications of his move to share the contents of his memos.
An appearance by Trump's former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, who also focused on Comey's decision to arrange for the contents of the memos to be made public.
Bossie said that, regardless of whether Comey broke any laws, "in a time when this president is under siege by the deep state, by this bureaucracy that is permanent here in Washington, by the intelligence communities, including the FBI, that are undermining his presidency and try to de-legitimize him," Comey's move was "devastating" and "really harmful to our nation."
An interview with Rep. Louie Gohmert in which the Texas Republican referred to Comey as "leaker in chief" and said it appeared as though he'd "been after Trump for a while now."
An interview with fast-food executive and former Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, who characterized Comey as "a disgruntled former employee testifying about the boss who fired him" before going on to talk up the economy, which he said "is on fire, and it's just not getting covered."
Puzder also cited an op-ed from attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz to argue that, even if Trump did pressure Comey to end the FBI's investigation into Flynn, he did not violate any laws.
In a column for the Washington Examiner, Dershowitz wrote that Trump's actions could not have amounted to obstruction of justice because the president has the constitutional authority to stop the FBI investigation by simply pardoning Flynn.
Later Friday morning, Trump retweeted a message that linked to an article recapping the piece.