Comey claims Russians may have compromising information on Trump

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Almost half of likely U.S. voters say former FBI Director James Comey must face criminal prosecution and also want a special prosecutor appointed to examine how the FBI handled its investigation of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails during the 2016 election, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports.

The poll also revealed that 49 percent of voters say a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials under then-Director Comey handled the investigations of Hillary Clinton and Trump in a legal and unbiased fashion during the 2016 presidential campaign and subsequent transition, the release said.

The president was back at it Monday morning, slamming the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired previous year - and admitted thinking of the Justice Department's Russian Federation election meddling probe in doing so - over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.

Ratcliff's remarks came Monday in an interview on Fox News.

In his Monday morning tweet, Trump accused Comey and McCabe of committing "many crimes".

He later misled investigators about the leak, according to the report.

"I don't understand why the Justice Department hasn't reinvigorated or refocused resources on this, the way they have with this improper targeting of President Trump", he said.

He also answered "possibly" when asked if the president was attempting to obstruct justice when he cleared the Oval Office of other officials last February before encouraging him to close the investigation into Mr Flynn, who by that point was suspected of lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll show 48 percent of those surveyed believe Comey was more believable than Trump, while 32 percent said the president was more believable.

Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's assertion that the president had sought his loyalty at a January 2017 dinner, saying: "I hardly even knew this guy".

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