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Back in October, Trump Praised Comey’s ‘Guts’ for Letter on Hillary Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey was fired today for his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but last October, the man who is now President of the United States praised his “guts” for his actions in that investigation.

Trump said in his letter to Comey today that he agreed with the DOJ that he is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein invokes both Comey’s July statement announcing no charges against Clinton, as well as the late October letter Comey sent out, in a memo sent out today:

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But this is what Trump said after that October letter from Comey:

“It took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had where they’re trying to protect her from criminal prosecution. You know that. It took a lot of guts.”

While he admitted he wasn’t a fan of what Comey did originally (something he made sure to remind people of this year)…

…he concluded in October, “What he did, he brought back his reputation. He brought it back.”

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