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James Comey departs after testifying

Former FBI Director James Comey (wearing solid red tie) is escorted as he departs after testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

James Comey testifies at Senate hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey asserted on Thursday, June 8, that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

“It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation,” Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in explosive testimony that threatened to undermine Trump’s presidency.

“I was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russia investigation was being conducted,” Comey testified under oath. “That is a very big deal, and not just because it involves me.” (AP)

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