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Politics

White House deflects questions about firing of FBI director

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflected a barrage of questions from reporters in a press briefing Wednesday.

The press repeatedly prodded the deputy press secretary about the surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Amid criticism about the manner and timing of Comey's Tuesday ouster, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "he was not doing a good job."

Sanders echoed the president's remarks, saying that Trump lost confidence in the ousted director over "several months."

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