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Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told Morning Joe Wednesday that President Trump fired James Comey because he lost respect for the FBI director, and that he became a "distraction" in Washington. The Morning Joe hosts asked Sanders these three questions:
- Was Comey's firing influenced by the Russia investigation? "If that's going to continue, it's going to continue whether Jim Comey is there or not."
- Should there still be an independent investigation into Russia? "Everybody looks at this and everybody has come to the same conclusion: There is no evidence of collusion with Russia... it's time to move on."
- Does Trump stand by his repeated praise of Comey? "Knowing the president, I would say, yes, he does."