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President Trump fires FBI Director Comey
The startling move, officials said, stemmed from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Comey was fired as he is leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of President Trump may have coordinated with Russia to meddle with the presidential election last year.
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If Trump fired Comey over Russia, he must go
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