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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…