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Trump gives another new reason for firing Comey

President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James B. Comey even if his attorney general had not recommended his dismissal, Trump said in an interview Thursday, contradicting his previous written statement and the accounts White House officials have provided over the past two days.

Acting FBI director says Russia probe won’t be upended by Trump

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe vowed Thursday that he would tell the Senate Intelligence Committee if the White House tried to interfere with the bureau’s probe of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election – though he asserted that there had “been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited

Democrats’ calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director’s ouster, but the options for an independent probe remain limited, and the only current avenue for such an appointment is in the hands of the Justice Department.

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday.

From Fox News to Senate floor, Republicans close ranks behind Trump firing Comey

In the hours since President Donald Trump sacked James B. Comey as FBI director, the splashiest headlines have gone to Republican critics of the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee – which was set to hear from Comey this week – said he was “troubled” by the move. After initially saying little, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CNN that he had “questions.”

Trump fires FBI director James Comey

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stunning Washington with a decision that he said was needed to allow a “new beginning” at the bureau.

Schram: Clinton’s blame game still lame

If Clinton had great solutions and wanted to be America’s Jobs President, all she had to do was give a speech and say them. Better yet, many speeches.

FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news

Under fire from Democrats, FBI Director James Comey insisted during repeated questions Wednesday he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before Election Day while keeping quiet about a probe into possible contacts between Russia and the Donald Trump’s campaign.