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President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the nation's top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months. (KGO-TV)

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier told ABC7 News she believes Trump's firing of Comey is a violation of our constitution because she believes the president is tampering with evidence related to the Russia investigation.

"I believe that the president is moving closer and closer to acts that would represent an act of impeachment," Speier said.

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