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Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that Russians might have dirt on the president. Trump struck back, branding Comey a criminal.

Comey: ‘Possible’ that Russians have leverage over Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office.

Greg Sargent: GOP’s new spin on Comey is nonsense

With President Donald Trump’s blessing, Republicans are preparing to launch a major counter-offensive against former FBI director James Comey, who is set to embark on a book promotion tour that could make explosive claims about Trump’s conduct, according to CNN. Comey’s new book is set to drop next week, and it will likely trigger a huge spin war over its revelations. There will be a powerful temptation for neutral observers to proclaim that both parties are being equivalently inconsistent about Comey. But this is wrong, and caving to this temptation will only help bad-faith actors accomplish their goal of obfuscating the true nature and points of disagreement in this debate, which have important public consequences.

In new book, Comey says Trump ‘untethered to truth’

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and calls his leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty” in a forthcoming book.

Fired McCabe kept memos on Trump dealings; Mueller now has them

Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel’s office and are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey, the Associated Press has learned.

Comey defends FBI, takes aim at ‘weasels and liars’

As President Donald Trump clashes with the FBI over the planned release of a classified memo, former director James Comey has stood up for the bureau’s position against the document’s disclosure and taken aim at unnamed people he calls “weasels and liars.”

He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

Donald Trump once promised to be “very restrained” on Twitter – “if I use it at all.” He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an “excellent guy” – until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed Republican Roy Moore in the special election for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. But after a Democrat won the seat, Trump said he knew the embattled GOP candidate couldn’t win.

Trump accuses DOJ of being part of ‘deep state’

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump’s Clinton tweets cut against Comey firing explanation

When President Donald Trump fired James Comey in May, he said he was acting on the recommendation of Justice Department leaders who had faulted the FBI director for releasing “derogatory information” about Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of the email server investigation months earlier.

Debra J. Saunders: Trump finds real news about dossier

The FBI has some explaining to do. Former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump later fired, took the dossier so seriously that he stayed behind after a Jan. 6 briefing to discuss it with then President-elect Trump.

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely “exonerating” her before the 2016 election.

Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling.