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FBI investigated four Americans on Russia collusion suspicions: Comey

The FBI launched investigations of four Americans in July 2016 into whether they helped Russia’s alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey said in remarks released on Saturday. Comey also appeared to suggest the investigations were looking into ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign. He did not identify the people being investigated but said Trump was not among them. “We opened investigations on four Americans to see if there…

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

WASHINGTON: Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list. Comey, who was fired by the US leader in May 2017, describes Trump in the book as "morally unfit" for office, as a compulsive liar who threatens fundamental American values. But critics say the veteran prosecutor has simply sought to even his score with the president through petty criticisms in the pointedly…

Trump as ‘Mob’ boss, ‘forest fire’: excerpts from Comey book

Former FBI director James Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty" is to be released next week. The following are excerpts from the 304-page book, which Agence France-Presse obtained ahead of its public sale on Tuesday. President Donald Trump fired Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2017: Mob boss "As I found myself thrust into the Trump orbit, I once again was having flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The…

Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

WASHINGTON: Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of firing him to try to undermine the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia. Trump dismissed Comey on May 9 and the administration gave differing reasons for the action. Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 that he fired Comey because of the Russia probe. Asked at a US congressional hearing why he was fired, Comey said he did…