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Trump contradicts White House on Comey firing

The White House scrambled on Thursday to deny that it intentionally misled Americans about President Trump’s reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey after an unlikely witness — Trump himself — torched the official explanation. During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Trump said he would have fired Comey even without a Justice Department memorandum that was sharply critical of his actions in 2016 and a letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging Comey’s removal.