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Witcover: Trump is getting desperate to quash Russia probe

Witcover: Trump is getting desperate to quash Russia probe

President Trump now is said by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other supporters to be considering firing new special counsel Robert Mueller and dismissing the whole Russian meddling investigation as fake news. Could even Donald Trump be so politically tuned out to invite more suspicion of his motives, judgment and stability?

By all odds, former FBI Director James Comey outsmarted and outraged the new president last week with the premature release of the transcript of his prepared opening statement on his own firing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

In it, Mr. Comey specified that Mr. Trump at a one-on-one dinner said he hoped Mr. Comey could see his way clear to...

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