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BOMBSHELL: Comey sought ‘significant increase’ in resources for Russia probe days before firing

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FBI Director James Comey speaks at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A new report reveals that former FBI Director James Comey called for a major boost in resources for his agency’s probe into Russian involvement into the 2016 presidential election just days before being fired.

Three sources tell the New York Times that Comey recently asked the U.S. Department of Justice for “a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.”

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According to the Times’ report, Comey’s request was made to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was the man who recommended to President Donald Trump this week that Comey be fired. After his meeting with Rosenstein, Comey also reportedly briefed members of Congress on his request.

CNN reporter Sara Murray, meanwhile, reports that Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) had recently urged Comey to “speed up” the FBI’s Russia investigation., and that Comey was fired just “one day” after asking Rosenstein for more resources.

The report about Comey’s resource request was also confirmed by Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker.

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Revelations about Comey’s desire for more resources on the Russia probe comes on the same day that Trump met with Russian government officials in the Oval Office, including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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The Justice Department has officially denied that Comey requested more resources for the probe in the days leading up to his firing.

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WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen pranks Pence in upcoming ‘Borat’ sequel

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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pranked Vice President Mike Pence as part of a bit in his forthcoming sequel to the 2006 film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."

The long-rumored comedy will premier Oct. 23 on Amazon Prime Video, and features a scene filmed at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference held back in February, just before the coronavirus lockdowns, reported The Daily Beast.

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Court rules the Trump administration policing panel broke the law — and must halt its work

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U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Thursday that one of President Donald Trump's "blue ribbon panels" broke public meetings laws, reported Politico.

The law enforcement panel violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act, according to the federal court judge, by only allowing law enforcement on the commission and by holding meetings in secret.

"The commission’s final report was set to go to Attorney General William Barr later this month, but Bates said no recommendations can be submitted until the panel remedies the legal violations," Politico reported.

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‘Where is this river?’ Kayleigh McEnany’s press briefing goes haywire as she’s pressed over bizarre Trump rant

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany struggled on Thursday to back up President Donald Trump's claims that several ballots had been found floating in a river.

The trouble started when Fox News Radio reporter Jon Decker asked McEnany to justify some of the president's wild claims being thrown around about mail-in ballots.

"The other day he said, 'They found a lot of ballots in a river,'" Decker began. "Who is they?"

McEnany claimed that the president was referring to reports that a bag of mail in Wisconsin, which included some absentee ballots, had ended up in a ditch.

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