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Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI's Russia probe

Any efforts by to hinder an FBI probe could amount to obstruction of justice, say Trump's critics

Patricia Zengerle & Susan Cornwell | Reuters  |  Washington 

Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of firing him to try to undermine the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia. Trump dismissed Comey on May 9 and the administration gave differing reasons for the action. Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 that he fired Comey because of the Russia probe. Asked at a U.S. congressional hearing why he was fired, Comey said he did not know for sure. But he added: "Again, I take the ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 02:04 IST