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    Trump Says He was Always Going to Fire Comey

    The story twists and turns. The President is now saying he had always planned to fire the FBI Director, “regardless of the recommendation,” he was given by his advisors, in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt. Trump said he made the decision before before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave his formal counsel, despite the White House initially announcing the call was made after the recommendation was given. POTUS also claims that Comey assured him he wasn’t under investigation “three times,” and called the former director ”a grandstander, a showboat.”

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