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James Comey hints at 2020 presidential run in arguably the worst political April Fool’s prank yet

James Comey hints at 2020 presidential run in arguably the worst political April Fool’s prank yetApril Fool's Day is possibly the worst time to believe anything you read on the Internet. Take, for example, former FBI Director James Comey a message he sent to his more than one million followers on Twitter. The former FBI director posted a photo to his account showing him standing with his back towards the camera on an open road, looking into the distance with his hands in his pockets and his feet planted over a yellow lane separating each side of the street. “I’m in,” he wrote. “We need someone in the middle.”The former official — who Donald Trump forced out of the FBI in a controversial move that sparked public outcry — then added the hashtag 2020, leading some to believe he was set to make a bold announcement about a political bid for the White House. Mr Comey has no reported intention of actually campaigning to become the next president of the United States, however. And by the sound of his tweet’s response, sitting out of the race is likely a smart decision on his part. Hours after the original picture was posted to his account, Mr Comey tweeted, “But could you imagine a president who used this website to make dad jokes rather than to hurl insults?”> I’m in. We need someone in the middle. 2020 pic.twitter.com/IGt69bEQz1> > — James Comey (@Comey) > > April 1, 2019“Happy AprilFools,” he continued, adding the hashtag VoteDem2020. “April Fools jokes are supposed to be funny, Mr Comey,” one user wrote. Another added: “Without a doubt, this is the worst thing that Comey has ever done.” Twitter users continued railing against Mr Comey throughout the day, pointing to a 2016 press conference in which he divulged details about the FBI’s findings into Hillary Clinton’s emails as alleged evidence of his political bias. Mr Comey, who detailed his career in the FBI and what it was like being removed by Mr Trump in the recent book A High Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, has been criticised for his handling of the probe by lawmakers and Americans on both sides of the aisle.



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James Comey says he hopes Trump will not be impeached after Mueller report

James Comey says he hopes Trump will not be impeached after Mueller reportEx-FBI director wrote in a New York Times op-ed he wants the president to suffer a ‘resounding’ loss in the 2020 electionFollow the latest US politics newsThe Guardian’s independent journalism brings clarity at this critical moment in American history. Make a contribution ‘f Mr Trump were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup,’ James Comey wrote in the op-ed. Photograph: José Luis Magaña/AP James Comey has said he hopes Donald Trump will not be impeached following the completion of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Instead the former FBI director wants the president to suffer a “resounding” loss at the ballot box in 2020. As speculation that Robert Mueller is on the verge of completing his almost two-year-long investigation, Comey published an opinion article in the New York Times, writing: “I hope that Mr Trump is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term.” The op-ed continued: “I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr Trump were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup.” Sign up for the US morning briefing Comey, who was fired by Trump from the FBI in May 2017, triggering the appointment of Mueller, continued to pull no punches in his assessment of Trump’s leadership, branding him a “chronic liar who repeatedly attacks the rule of law”. But Comey wrote: “I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection with the 2016 election or that he obstructed justice with the required corrupt intent. I also don’t care. I care only that the work be done, well and completely.” Trump has continually criticized Mueller in public, on Thursday evening his campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters, once again branding the Mueller investigation a “Witch Hunt” that had “been orchestrated by loser Democrats and their friends in the Fake News Media”. Comey said the publication of Mueller’s report should demonstrate to Trump “that the United States has a justice system that works because there are people who believe in it and rise above personal interest and tribalism”. The question of impeachment has gained more traction since the 2018 midterm elections when Democrats regained the House of Representatives with a significant majority and have begun their own investigations into Trump and his circle at a galloping pace. Nonetheless, House speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she does not support impeaching Trump unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan. For impeachment proceedings to succeed they would also need a two thirds majority in the Republican-led US Senate.



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President Trump slams former Secretary of Defense James Mattis

President Trump slams former Secretary of Defense James MattisPresident Donald Trump blasted his former Defense secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday, claiming he "essentially fired" the top military aide.



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President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary

President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretaryPresident Donald Trump had Defense Secretary Jim Mattis leave Jan. 1 in policy disputes rather than Feb. 28



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James Mattis exits, along with the guardrails for Donald Trump's foreign policy

James Mattis exits, along with the guardrails for Donald Trump's foreign policyDefense secretary and president have clashing world views. Mattis believes in respecting allies and confronting authoritarians: Our view



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James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer

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James Comey: If Trump Weren't President He'd Be 'In Serious Jeopardy' Over Cohen

James Comey: If Trump Weren't President He'd Be 'In Serious Jeopardy' Over CohenJames Comey, the former director of the FBI, speculated Sunday that if



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James Comey: Russia investigation started with four Americans with ties to Trump, Russia

James Comey: Russia investigation started with four Americans with ties to Trump, RussiaIn a closed-door meeting with members of two Congressional committees, former FBI Director James Comey provided new insight into the origins of the Russia investigation



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Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee

Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight CommitteeJames Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump last year,



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James Alex Fields Jr. Found Guilty In Murder Of Heather Heyer In Charlottesville Car Attack

James Alex Fields Jr. Found Guilty In Murder Of Heather Heyer In Charlottesville Car AttackNeo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on 10 charges including first-



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