James Comey became a globally known figure following his decision in 2016 to announce that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information. Many argue it was this move which lost Clinton the election.
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After Trump took office in 2017 Comey says the President sought to win over and influence him and his inquiry into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey says he refused, and he was later fired by Donald Trump – an event which sparked the appointment Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into links with Russia.