Inside Trump’s anger — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

Accounts from more than 30 officials at the White House, Justice Department and on Capitol Hill indicate that President Trump was angry that FBI Director James B. Comey would not support his baseless claim that President Obama had his…

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May 17

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May 11

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May 10

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White House: Justice Department acted independently in decision to investigate the FBI


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