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Trump firing of FBI Director Comey evokes criticism, praise

After U.S. President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Democratic members of Congress denounced the move and renewed calls for an independent investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

U.S. Republican Graham curious on Trump business deals

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he wants to know more about President Donald Trump's business dealings in relation to Russia, but that congressional investigations may have to avoid the matter if they conflict with an FBI probe.

French prosecutors investigate hacking of Macron campaign

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into the leak of large quantities of hacked data from Emmanuel Macron's campaign two days before Sunday's presidential election, which the centrist won, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Tuesday Morning Briefing

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates said she warned the White House in January that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had been compromised and could have been vulnerable to blackmail by Russia. "Logic would tell you that you don't want the national security adviser to be in a position where the Russians have leverage over him," she said.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn-idUSKBN1841UO

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Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure': New York Times

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Russian officials at the White House that firing FBI Director James Comey relieved "great pressure" the president was facing from an ongoing probe into Russia and the U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing a document summarizing the meeting.