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Comey, who was just four years into the typical 10 year term for his position, became the second FBI director in history to be formally terminated. He learned of the news on TV and initially thought it was a joke, according to several reports.
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On Wednesday, Trump addressed the issue publicly for the first time, telling reporters, “[Comey] wasn’t doing a good job. Very simply. He was not doing a good job.”
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The story of when Trump decided to fire Comey also began to fall apart.
While Vice President Mike Pence claimed repeatedly on Wednesday that Trump decided to fire Comey because of Sessions’ and Rosenstein’s recommendations, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the same day that the president had been considering firing Comey “pretty much since the day he took office.”
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The president’s meeting with Russian officials created a separate controversy.
Trump had a preplanned meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday. He also met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak who, having met with both Sessions and Flynn last year, is the epicenter of the investigations into the Trump campaign.
Journalists sounded alarms after learning that Russian state media was given access to the president’s meeting with Lavrov, even though American media was left out. did and then trolled Trump on Twitter with jokes about Comey.
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That same day, acting FBI director McCabe told lawmakers such characterizations were “not accurate” and that “the majority, the vast majority, of FBI employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey.”
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All 17 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called for hearings on Comey’s firing, saying the act “threatened to erode confidence in the [Department of Justice] as a bedrock of independence and integrity.”
“The dismissal of Director Comey demands a clear and compelling explanation. To date, the Administration has provided none,” a letter send to the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R Va.), read.
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“James Comey better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” the president wrote.
White House press secretary Sean Spicerrefused, several times, to deny that those tapes existed when asked by the press, saying merely “the president has nothing further to add.”
Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee said they were exploring ways to obtain any recordingsTrump may have.
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