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Trump contradicts himself on Comey firing in another angry tweet

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President Donald Trump contradicted his past statements on firing FBI director James Comey in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Comey has been sharply criticizing Trump and questioning his fidelity to the United States as the former lawman promotes his new book, “A Higher Loyalty” — and the president has angrily hit back.

“Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!” Trump tweeted.

Trump admitted to NBC News anchor Lester Holt shortly after firing Comey that the Russia investigation played a role in his decision.

“In fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,'” Trump said.

The president also admitted to firing Comey over the investigation during a private Oval Office meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. the day after relieving the FBI director of his duty.

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“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump told the Russian officials, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

“I’m not under investigation,” he added.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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Here are 5 questions Robert Mueller must answer during his Congressional hearings

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying publicly before Congress on July 17th, the chairs of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees announced on Tuesday.

The special counsel had fought against testifying but was subpoenaed to compel his attendance.

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‘Finally #MuellerTime’: Internet celebrates Mueller’s upcoming public testimony on Russia investigation

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On Tuesday, the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees announced that special counsel Robert Mueller will publicly testify about the Russia investigation's findings before Congress.

Quickly, the internet reacted to the news:

This will really matter, even if Mueller merely repeats what he said in his report. The vast majority of Americans have never read it. https://t.co/ZuRHqbRAEv

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