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When President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI on Tuesday, the move immediately sparked controversy. Some saw in the dismissal an attempt to hinder the FBI's investigation into possible ties between Russia and his presidential campaign. It didn't help that Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office the very next day—or that the only photos of that meeting came from the Russian-sponsored news agency Tass.
The White House says it didn't realize the government photographer who accompanied Lavrov to the meeting was also a journalist; it had barred US media from the meeting. And while the incident provoked unfounded speculation that the visitor could have brought sensing and listening devices into the meeting, or even planted a bug in the Oval Office, it mostly underscores the consistently careless manner with which the Trump administration
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