Report: Comey Had Asked for ‘More Resources’ for Russia Investigation Just Days Before Getting Fired

The top two senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee had asked FBI Director James Comey to hurry up with his investigation into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump and Russian officials, according to numerous mainstream media networks, citing two U.S. officials.

In turn, Comey reportedly asked the Department of Justice for ‘more resources.’

That is the current narrative being pushed by the major media. It plays into their larger narrative that Trump fired Comey simply because he wanted to quash the federal investigation into his alleged ‘collusion’ with Russia. Politico reported:

Ousted FBI Director James Comey recently told lawmakers that he had requested more resources for the ongoing investigation into allegations Russia meddled in the U.S. election and into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials, according to two U.S. officials briefed on the conversation.

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The request Comey referenced came just days before Trump abruptly fired him, citing recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who said Comey had lost the faith of the department due to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee “in recent weeks” that he had asked Rosenstein for more resources for the Russia probe, one congressional source said. The source added that the Senate Intelligence Committee had been pushing the FBI for a while to accelerate the investigation.

This isn’t the only publication pushing this narrative. The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, ABC News, etc. are all saying the same thing.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Flores says the whole thing is bunk. “He did not ask,” she said. “It’s totally false.”

It’s important to note that the narrative is unsubstantiated. It might be true, or it could be completely false. Right now, it’s stuck in he-said-she-said mode.

Trump is saying that in the end, people will be thanking him for his decision to can Comey:

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