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She appeared to compare Donald Trump to Richard Nixon in a speech at Wellesley College.

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What started with the president firing the FBI chief ended with alleged leaks to Russian officials.

Lord Conrad Black says idea Donald Trump would condone collusion with foreign power insane

Lord Conrad Black says idea Donald Trump would condone collusion with foreign power insane

Trump firing FBI chief is 'an abuse of power'

The World at One

BBC Radio 4

Richard Painter was chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W Bush administration, and believes James Comey's dismissal was "a political decision by the president".

He told BBC Radio 4's The World at One that he believed the real reason for the sacking "was because the FBI was in the middle of an investigation" into (alleged) links between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election.

The administration says Mr Comey was fired over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Richard Painter: He cannot appropriately fire the FBI director while the FBI director is investigating him