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Days before being fired, Comey asked Rosenstein for MORE money to investigate Russia/Trump

Comey asked for more money for Russian investigationDays before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three officials with knowledge of his request.

Mr. Comey asked for the resources during a meeting last week with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who wrote the Justice Department’s memo that was used to justify the firing of the F.B.I. director this week.

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Comey Got ‘Uncomfortably Close' To Exposing Trump

Comey came too clse to exposing TrumpThe whole country may end up more than “mildly nauseous” if a senior law-enforcement official is right when he translates into cop terms President Trump’s firing of James Comey.

“Basically [Trump] is saying, ‘I’m firing Comey for doing the things that got me elected because I’m afraid people are going to find out who did the rest of the things to get me elected,’” the official said.

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White House: FBI director James Comey fired

James Comey firedPresident Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, the latest fallout from an election-year saga that found the FBI director at the center of political controversies ranging from Trump's connections to Russia to Hillary Clinton's handling of classified e-mails.

Trump's decision to fire Comey was based on the "clear recommendations" of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

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Washington Loves General McMaster, But Trump Doesn't

Trump at outs with McMastersNational security adviser H.R. McMaster and President Trump clash in front of White House staff and the relationship between the two appears to be strained, according to a Bloomberg report.

Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported Trump has not warmed to McMaster in the same way that the Washington establishment did. The sources said White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is skeptical of McMaster's policies and thinks he's trying to trick Trump into falling into the same previous pattern of nation building Trump warned against during the campaign.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is blocking a key appointment from McMaster, according to the report.

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Comey misstated key Clinton email evidence at hearing, say people close to investigation

Comey gave Congress false information about AbedinFBI Director James B. Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the investigation.

In defending the probe, Comey offered seemingly new details to underscore the seriousness of the situation FBI agents faced last fall when they discovered thousands of emails of Clinton aide Huma Abedin on the computer of her husband, Anthony Weiner.

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NBC: Flynn never completed CIA background check for Trump White House job

Flynn never completed CIA vettingFormer national security adviser Michael Flynn never completed the required background check with the CIA for his position in the Trump administration, NBC News reported Monday.

Flynn had a security clearance from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which was renewed in April 2016. But in January, when he became White House national security adviser, he was required to fill out a new security clearance form to be vetted by the FBI and the CIA, two officials told NBC News.

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Appeals court set to hear arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

Travel Ban 2 back in courtPresident Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six countries faces its latest legal test on Monday before a federal appeals court in Virginia.

The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear an hour of oral arguments in the Trump administration's appeal of a March 16 ruling by Maryland-based federal judge Theodore Chuang.

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