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AP Fact Check: Trump Twists Comey Role in Clinton Disclosure

President Donald Trump is again twisting facts when it comes to former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of a sensitive investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton right before the 2016 election.

In a flurry of tweets, Trump claims Comey was motivated by a desire to please Clinton during the 2016 campaign in an anticipation of a Democratic win. But in going public about a renewed investigation into Clinton’s email practices, he infuriated Democrats who believe to this day the revelation cost her a victory.

Trump also wrongly asserts that Comey was behind former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s decision to authorize …read more