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Trump defends firing of FBI director, pledges "far better" replacement

by Reuters
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:34 GMT

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his firing of the FBI's director, blasting Democratic critics who decried the move and vowing to replace James Comey with someone "far better."

"Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me," Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter one day after he fired the top U.S. law enforcement official. Comey had been leading a probe into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Alexander; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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