Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

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Andrew McCabe tells Senate the White House’s assertion that fired director James Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI rank and file ‘is not accurate’

The acting head of the FBI has said that James Comey, the bureau’s director fired by Donald Trump, enjoyed broad support among its staff – directly contradicting the White House’s assertion that he had lost the confidence of the FBI rank and file.

When confronted with the Trump administration’s claim of Comey’s unpopularity, Andrew McCabe – who has been the FBI’s acting director since the sacking – told the Senate intelligence committee: “That is not accurate.”

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