Dave Lawler May 11, 2017
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The White House's changing story on the Comey firing

Rebecca Zisser / Axios

For two days the White House narrative was clear: President Trump decided to fire James Comey after receiving a damning recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But on Thursday, Trump emerged to say he had been determined to fire Comey "regardless of recommendation." Here's how the explanations have shifted: