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    Trump ‘Knew Flynn Lied’ to FBI Before Firing Comey

    Are they barking up the wrong tweet? President Trump’s personal Twitter account announced Saturday he fired former adviser Michael Flynn in February “because he lied to the vice president and the FBI” — which some observers say could make a case for obstruction of justice. Former FBI Director James Comey has said that Trump urged him to be lenient with Flynn, though Trump denies it, and on Friday Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Trump’s lawyer said he wrote the tweet himself, and now claims “the president cannot obstruct justice.”

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