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FBI director Comey: 'You’re stuck with me’

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 01:14

Amid wiretapping allegations, and with plenty in Washington still furious at him for how he handled Hillary Clinton's email investigation, the head of the FBI said he wasn't going anywhere. Jonah Green reports.

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Amid wiretapping allegations, and with plenty in Washington still furious at him for how he handled Hillary Clinton's email investigation, the head of the FBI said he wasn't going anywhere. SOUNDBITE (English) FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY, SAYING: "You're stuck with me for about another six and a half years." Director James Comey speaking to a group at Boston College on cybersecurity Wednesday. His first public comments since Trump on Twitter accused President Obama of ordering a wiretap on Trump Tower during the campaign. Comey reportedly furious, asking the Justice Department to knock down Trump's allegations, saying it was false and should be corrected. But the DOJ has stayed mum. Director Comey - appointed by Obama but asked to stay on under Trump - will have another chance to address the so-far unproved wiretapping allegations when he's invited to appear at the first Congressional hearing on the probe into alleged Russian hacks of the 2016 election. The hearings begin March 20th. But at least two senators don't want to wait - in a letter to Comey Wednesday, they're demanding "copies of any warrant applications and court orders ... related to the alleged wiretaps" of Trump. No evidence so far has been provided by the White House to back up Trump's claim.

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FBI director Comey: 'You’re stuck with me’

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 01:14