I am your voice, said Trump. I alone can fix it.
-Donald Trump, accepting the Republican nomination for President in July 2016.
The President's new at this. He's new to government. So, he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He's just new to this.
-House Speaker Paul Ryan, explaining the behavior of President Trump, June 2017.