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11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”

11May/17

FBI chief promises to disclose any attempt to stall Russia probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – The FBI’s acting director promised on Thursday (May 11) to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee of any effort to interfere with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
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10May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump’s firing of Comey ‘big mistake’ – Democratic Senate leader

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 9, 2017) (NBC) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate wondered aloud on Tuesday (May 9) whether President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of his FBI Director was done because the agency’s investigation into Russian collusion in the U.S. election was “getting too close to home for the president.”
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30Apr/17

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

U.S. President Donald Trump says China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.
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30Mar/17

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn seeks immunity for testimony in Russia probe -WSJ

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has told the FBI and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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07Mar/17

Sen. Graham: ‘Very worried’ about Trump’s wire tap allegation

Republican senator Lindsey Graham vows to get to the bottom of President Trump’s allegations that former president Barack Obama had wiretapped him during the late stages of the presidential election campaign.

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15Feb/17

Trump campaign aides spoke with Russian spies: reports

Top campaign aides to Donald Trump were in communication with Russian intelligence officials both before and during the U.S. presidential campaign, according to reports from the New York Times and CNN, citing current and former U.S. officials. Zachary Goelman reports Continue reading

05Jan/17

Ryan: Trump won the election ‘fair and square’

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said President-elect Donald Trump won the election ‘fair and square,’ but reiterated his concern about Russia meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading

10Dec/16

CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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06Dec/16

Trump upsets the apple cart for US firms in China

Trump’s hard line on China has American companies which have invested billions there sweating. As Eve Johnson reports, life could get very uncomfortable for them if Trump angers the Chinese people and this may be precisely the president-elect’s strategy.
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