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Rep. Franks to resign, says he raised surrogacy with staffers

Rep. Trent Franks will resign from Congress effective January 31, he announced Thursday evening. Franks said in a statement that he had raised the topic of surrogacy with two female staffers due to difficulties he and his wife were having with infertility, "making each feel uncomfortable."

The House Ethics Committee released a statement saying it will "have jurisdiction to determine whether.... Franks engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment." Franks, a Republican, has represented Arizona in Congress since 2002.

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Full @RepTrentFranks statement:— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) December 7, 2017

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Source: McCabe gave interview, memos to Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller
Mueller after briefing members of Congress on Capitol Hill last year. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director who was fired Friday night, has met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and has turned over memos detailing interactions with President Trump, according to a source familiar with the exchange.

  • McCabe's interview with Mueller's prosecutors apparently included what he knows about former FBI director James Comey's firing.

The bottom line: The memos include corroboration by McCabe of Comey's account of his own firing by Trump, according to the source.

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Comey to Trump: America "will hear my story very soon"

Trump shakes hands with Comey at the White House last year. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted a pointed message to President Trump this afternoon after the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe:

Between the lines: Comey's book comes out April 17.