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The FBI shortlist, a new voter fraud commission and Trump & McConnell's unlikely partnership

May 12, 2017
President Trump is already interviewing possible replacements for ousted FBI Director James Comey.

The fallout from President Trump firing the FBI director

May 12, 2017
A discussion about the shifting reasons behind Comey's ouster.
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Trump: DOJ Advice Followed His Decision to Ax Comey

May 12, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
President Trump decided to fire former FBI Director James Comey well before receiving recommendations from the Justice Department’s top officials this week, he said Thursday.
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Rosenstein takes heat over role in Comey firing

May 12, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Josh Dawsey | Politico
Democratic lawmakers challenge deputy AG over memo Trump used to explain dismissal.
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Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

May 11, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post
Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.
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Five Names Being Considered to Fill In as Interim FBI Director

May 11, 2017
Pete Williams, Andrew Rafferty | NBC
In the wake of Tuesday's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, his deputy is currently serving as the acting head of the agency, but a Justice Department official told NBC News four others are also being considered to fill in as interim director.
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President Clinton Fires FBI Director

Air Date: 
July 23, 1993
President Trump fired FBI Director Comey. The last director dismissed was by Clinton in 1993.
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Group sues for Sally Yates' Justice Department emails

May 8, 2017
Josh Gerstein | Politico
A conservative watchdog group is suing for access to Sally Yates' emails from her brief but eventful tenure as acting attorney general during the early days of the Trump administration.
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