Comey 'missing' FBI officials on one-year anniversary of his firing

Comey 'missing' FBI officials on one-year anniversary of his firing
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Dem lawmaker: 'Quite clear' Trump committed impeachable offenses The Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst MORE said that he is missing his former colleagues on Wednesday, the first anniversary of his controversial firing by President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE.

“Missing the people of the FBI today,” Comey tweeted. “Thank you for your commitment to truth and for all the good you do for this country.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is currently conducting a wide-ranging investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign, including whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, who was previously in charge of the probe. 

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Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who recently joined the president's legal team, said last week that Trump fired Comey because he refused to tell Trump he wasn’t a target in the probe. 

Giuliani contradicted Trump’s recent claim that he didn’t fire Comey over the investigation.

When Trump fired Comey last year, however, he specifically cited the investigation as reasoning for his decision to oust the top FBI official. 

“Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said during an interview with NBC News last May, insisting "there was no good time to do it."

“And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,’ " Trump said.

Trump wrote a letter to Comey, informing him of his firing, and said the former director had told him he wasn’t under investigation.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to lead the bureau,” Trump wrote. 

Comey, who released a memoir last month, has become a frequent critic of Trump and his administration.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last month firing Comey will go down as one of Trump’s “greatest achievements.”