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Ahead of Senate testimony, Comey 'angry' over firing: report

Ahead of Senate testimony, Comey 'angry' over firing: report
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Former FBI Director James Comey is “angry” that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Sessions, top DOJ officials knew 'zero tolerance' would separate families, watchdog finds Sen. Hawley tramples the 2020 vote in his run to 2024 MORE and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blindsided him by firing him without discussing job performance issues with him first, according to a new report on Friday.
 
Comey is expected to testify from that perspective next week in a hotly anticipated appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to ABC News
 
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Comey will testify next Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. during an open hearing on Russian election interference. Comey was leading the investigation into the interference, as well as possible collusion between members of President Trump’s campaign and Moscow, when he was fired by the president last month. 
 
Reports since Comey’s firing have indicated that the president was looking for reasons to fire Comey since he took over the White House, fueling speculation that Trump was seeking to interfere in the investigation. 
 
Comey is expected to testify about his interaction with the president around the investigation.
 
Sessions and Rosenstein reportedly met to discuss replacing Comey months ago, before either joined the Justice Department, and also discussed Comey’s "deeply troubling" performance and "serious mistakes" with the president in February, according to ABC.
 
Comey's firing in May was originally blamed on a memo written by Rosenstein, but Trump later confirmed that he was going to fire the director regardless of what the Department of Justice recommended. Rosenstein's memo criticized Comey's performance during the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? Disney silent on Trump status in Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Biden has an opportunity to win over conservative Christians MORE's use of a private email server.