Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:35 AM ET

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National Audio 12:35 AM ET

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NAT126 - (US-Trump-Comey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. Aides to U-S President Donald Trump are defending his decision to fire F-B-I Director James Comey, saying it was needed to restore confidence in the agency. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the firing was recommended by the Deputy Attorney General, confirmed by the Senate just weeks ago. ("..their recommendations.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the F-B-I.

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NAT127 - (US-Trump-Comey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-20s. F-B-I director James Comey has been fired by U-S President Donald Trump. Reporter Alex Stone in Los Angeles says Comey got the news while on duty in California. ("..of town.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: A White House spokeswoman says Comey had lost the confidence of rank-and-file members of the F-B-I and members of Congress. …

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