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James Comey Dismisses GOP Report on Russia as 'Political Document'

President Trump has seized on the report, tweeting that he believes it proves no collusion existed between his campaign and Russia

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    Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday dismissed the findings of a GOP report claiming there is no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election. He added that, as a former prosecutor, he has "serious doubts" about Trump's credibility.

    Comey called the recently released report by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee "a political document" during an interview on "Meet The Press."

    "That is not my understanding of what the facts were before I left the FBI and I think the most important piece of work is the one the special counsel's doing now," Comey added.

    Trump has seized on the report, tweeting that he believes it proves no collusion existed between his campaign and Russia, calling the investigations a "witch hunt" and "all a big Hoax by the Democrats based on payments and lies." Democrats on the committee have called the report evidence of the lengths Republicans will go to shield Trump and his allies from scrutiny.

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    President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators. “Nobody has ever been more transparent than I have,” Trump claimed during a joint press conference on trade and North Korea with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday. Trump also said months of speculation that he would fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had proven wrong.

    (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018)