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Trump fires FBI chief James Comey

The Director was investigating alleged links between Russia and the Trump administration

By Alex Dean  

James Comey ©Ron Sachs/Zuma Press/PA Images

Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading a criminal investigation into whether the president’s advisors colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of last year’s presidential election.

On Tuesday, the president cited Comey’s management of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server as justification for his removal. Comey’s last-minute announcement that the FBI had reopened the email investigation delivered a blow to her presidential campaign and Clinton herself has said that Trump benefitted from Comey’s intervention in the…

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