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Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey
The president was said to be frustrated by James Comey’s focus on Russia and lack of attention on leaks.
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‘I didn’t come here to defend the president tonight.’ Republican who rescued health-care bill faces voters.
MacArthur slugged through two hours of hostile questions on everything from the firing of FBI Director James Comey to whether the remodeled American Health Care Act would punish women who had been the victims of rape.
 
Some are puzzled by deputy AG’s central role in the drama of Trump and Comey
Rod J. Rosenstein, a longtime prosecutor, signed the letter that served as the rationale for firing the FBI director.
 
Rick Scott on a potential 2018 Senate campaign: ‘I don’t feel any pressure to get in’
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House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked the inspector general to expand his ongoing probe of Comey’s pre-election actions to include the circumstances surrounding his firing.
 
 
Furor over Comey firing grows with news that he sought resources for Russia investigation before his dismissal
Republicans and Democrats said Comey’s dismissal will frustrate bipartisan efforts to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
 
Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas documents from Flynn in Russia probe
Flynn had declined the committee’s request for materials it wanted to review.
 
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The epic and bizarre first 110 days of the Trump presidency
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Why Trump expected only applause when he told Comey, ‘You’re fired.’
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Trump praised Comey in October, fired him Tuesday. Explanations don’t add up.
Administration officials are struggling to offer a consistent story of why Comey was fired.
 
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