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GOP Sen. Collins Slams Comey for Releasing Book During Russia Probe

James Comey has attempted to pitch himself as above the political fray but has again been under scrutiny from both Democrats and Republicans since re-emerging on the public stage

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    Explosive New Details Outlined in Comey's Tell-All Book

    A new book by former FBI Director James Comey details several controversial moments of Donald Trump's fledgling presidency from Comey's perspective, including the Steele dossier, his opinions on Trump's character and the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (Published Sunday, April 15, 2018)

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday slammed former FBI Director James Comey for releasing his memoir during the ongoing Russia probe, saying she worries the book could interfere with the investigations.

    "I cannot imagine why an FBI director would seek, to essentially, cash in on a book when the investigation is very much alive," she said on Sunday's "Meet The Press. "He should have waited to do his memoir."

    Collins, a Republican member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, which is conducting its own investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, also said that if she were advising a future FBI director, she would tell them two things: to "always follow the Department of Justice's protocols and guidelines" and "don't write a book in the middle of an investigation."

    Comey, who was fired by President DonaldTrump last May, has attempted to pitch himself as above the political fray but has again been under scrutiny from both Democrats and Republicans since re-emerging on the public stage.

    Justice Department Releases Comey Memos to Congress

    [NATL] Justice Department Releases Comey Memos to Congress

    The Department of Justice has given Congress copies of the memos drafted by former FBI Director James Comey on his interactions with President Trump. Comey says he began the memos after a Trump Tower meeting to brief the president-elect on Russia's claims involving prostitutes. 

    (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)