Politics P.M.: Comey sought more resources for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say

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Comey sought more resources for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say
A Justice Department spokeswoman denied that there had been a request for more funding or other resources.
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