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Offbeat Trump: Firing of Comey will go down as a very good thing

17:34  24 may  2018
17:34  24 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump asked. "I think of the things that I’ve done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing ," he added. Trump and Comey have battled on Twitter and in the media since Comey 's string of media appearances to promote his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies

President Donald Trump is “not at all” worried about what former FBI Director James Comey has to say in his “One of the President's greatest achievements will go down as firing Director James Comey ,” the “The other thing is clear. This is one of the few issues in Washington that both Democrats and

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President Trump said Thursday that his firing of FBI Director James Comey will go down as a "very good thing" for the country after Comey attacked Trump over his treatment of FBI agents.

In an interview with "Fox and Friends," Trump was asked by Fox's Brian Kilmeade how Republicans will "explain" their attacks on law enforcement and the Justice Department to their grandchildren, which Trump said was actually a positive development.

"Well I'd actually say - how is [Comey] going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country?" Trump asked.

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WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not And while Mr. Trump played down his personal concern about the fighting in Ukraine

“ Comey will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the President of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI, and the American people he vowed to faithfully serve. One of the President’s greatest achievements will go down as firing Director Comey .”

"I think of the things that I've done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing," he added.

The president went on to praise individual agents at the FBI, which Trump has attacked as being part of a conspiracy to undermine his presidency, before saying that "rotten apples" in senior leadership positions needed to be removed.

"The FBI is great. I know so many people in the FBI. The FBI is a fantastic institution, but some of the people at the top were rotten apples," Trump said.

"James Comey was one of them. I've done a great service for this country by getting rid of him, by firing him."

Trump and Comey have battled on Twitter and in the media since Comey's string of media appearances to promote his book, "A Higher Loyalty," earlier this year. In his appearances, Comey has characterized Trump as dishonest and a threat to American values.

"Facts matter. The FBI's use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country," Comey tweeted Thursday. "Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country."

Trump fired Comey last year, telling NBC's Lester Holt at the time that the investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia, which Comey oversaw, was chief on his mind.

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