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    US Senator McCain 'Regrets' FBI Director Comey's Dismissal by President Trump

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    US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday he regrets the termination of James Comey from the post of the FBI director, despite respecting US President Donald Trump's decision.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — McCain said in an interview that he respects President Donald Trump's power to terminate Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey with adequate cause.

    "I regret that that took place. The president does have that authority, so I respect that," McCain told NBC News on Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day, the White House announced that Trump has made a decision to fire Comey acting on clear recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Trump stated that in a letter to Comey that the director was not able to effectively lead the bureau.

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