Stephen Miller Wrote Trump's First Letter About Firing Comey

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Mr Comey was sacked by Mr Trump on May 9 as the President became increasingly frustrated over the course of the FBI investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, has obtained a letter that President Donald Trump drafted laying out a rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, according to USA media reports.

The report largely serves simply to confirm something we've long known: President Trump was not actually displeased about Comey's reopening the Clinton investigation shortly before the presidential election, a decision that helped his presidential chances.

Eventually, Comey was handed a different letter on the day he was sacked, written this time, by the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein.

Mueller acquiring the original letter shows the special counsel may be investigating whether Trump's firing of Comey was an attempt to obstruct the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

A Justice Department statement says the department has been fully cooperative with Mueller's investigation. As those on the right, including the President himself, make a big deal out of an early draft that James Comey had written exonerating Hillary Clinton a year ago, prior to his investigation being 100% complete, another "early draft" of a letter has popped up as well. Shortly after that hearing, Mr. Rosenstein expressed his concerns about Mr. Comey to a White House lawyer, who relayed details of the conversation to his bosses at the White House. McGahan was able to prevent Trump from sending that version.

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According to The Times, the administration's letter was quashed by White House counsel Donald McGahn, who was anxious about unspecified legal trouble that some its contents might bring.

That investigation was closed following Comey's firing by Trump in May.

In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt two days later, however, Trump acknowledged that he was going to fire Comey "regardless" of the recommendations from Rosenstein and Sessions.

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events But, you might wonder, isn't it already pretty clear why Trump fired Comey?

FBI Director James Comey announces in May that the bureau will open an investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for both her personal and government correspondence while secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.

The Justice Department turned the letter over to Mueller's team, according to a person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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