News Alert: Before Comey’s firing, Trump’s animus toward the FBI director boiled over into fury, according to more than 30 officials’ accounts

President Trump, who had long questioned FBI Director James B. Comey’s loyalty and judgment, was infuriated by what he viewed as the director’s lack of action in recent weeks on leaks from within the federal government and his focus on the Russia investigation. By last weekend, he had made up his mind: Comey had to go. Private accounts of more than 30 officials, senior Republicans and confidants of President Trump paint a narrative centered on the president’s brewing personal animus toward Comey.

 
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News Alert Wed., May. 10, 2017 9:37 p.m.
 
 
Before Comey’s firing, Trump’s animus toward the FBI director boiled over into fury, according to more than 30 officials’ accounts
President Trump, who had long questioned FBI Director James B. Comey’s loyalty and judgment, was infuriated by what he viewed as the director’s lack of action in recent weeks on leaks from within the federal government and his focus on the Russia investigation. By last weekend, he had made up his mind: Comey had to go. Private accounts of more than 30 officials, senior Republicans and confidants of President Trump paint a narrative centered on the president’s brewing personal animus toward Comey.
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