In this June 8, 2017 photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Though Trump's lawyers over the summer had been mulling ways to undermine the legitimacy of Mueller's investigation, the stepped-up salvos suggest White House officials and Trump's legal team see Comey – who, despite enjoying broad support from within the FBI, also received bipartisan criticism for his handling of the Clinton probe – as a more vulnerable target for attack.Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lawyers, told the Associated Press this week that he did not consider Comey to be a "credible witness" and that there were multiple reasons for Comey's firing.The attacks on Comey's performance aren't surprising given the White House's labored, and evolving, efforts to explain the firing.Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released segments of interviews with FBI officials that show Comey had begun contemplating how to close the Clinton email investigation without charges months before Clinton and other key aides had been interviewed by agents.No memos were released by Comey.Trump's own relationship with Comey had been frayed for months.
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