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sexta-feira, 9 de junho de 2017

Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

America in crisis: US President Donald J. Trump vs. ex-FBI Director James Comey.
[Michael Reynolds/EPA]

In the most eagerly anticipated US congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump Administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on 9 May.

During more than two hours of testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believed Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, as part of the broader Russia investigation.
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Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Trump-Russia inquiry

The Republican chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday (29 March) promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Republican President Donald Trump during his 2016 run for the White House.
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Comey would not say whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now investigating the Russia allegations, “to sort that out”.

“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct. I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning,” Comey testified.
 
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