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Trump fires Comey, with an assist from MD's former U.S. Attorney Rosenstein

Trump fires Comey, with an assist from MD's former U.S. Attorney Rosenstein

Citing a memo from former Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, White House officials announced today that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, effective immediately.

The documents were released around 5:30 p.m., and came out of the blue. Earlier in the day, White House Spokesman Sean Spicer sidestepped a reporter's question about whether Trump still had confidence in Comey.

The FBI is investigating Russian intelligence services' interference in the 2016 presidential election that...

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