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Posted: May 10, 2017

Trump tweets after firing Comey, says even Dems 'will be thanking me'


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Trump tweets after firing Comey, says even Dems 'will be thanking me'
In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter to speak out about his controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!" he tweeted early Wednesday. "James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI. Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!"

Late Tuesday, Trump also took a swipe at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York.

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"Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, 'I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.' Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp," Trump wrote.

The White House announced the decision to fire Comey on Tuesday, sparking criticism from Democrats and some Republicans, including Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.


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