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Donald Trump will reportedly keep James Comey as director of the FBI

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FBI Director James Comey will keep his job in President Trump's administration, The New York Times reports.

The FBI is currently investigating several associates of Trump for possible ties to the Russian government. 

After Trump won the election, he said he had not made up his mind over whether he would ask Comey to resign. Comey was widely criticized, including by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Donald Trump will reportedly keep James Comey as director of the FBI

WATCH | At a White House first responders event, Trump praised Comey, saying, "You've become more famous than me."

Trump also bashed Comey's FBI for not recommending charges against Clinton.

At one point, he claimed Clinton was colluding with the FBI for a cover-up.

Comey had been facing calls to resign for weeks. The Department of Justice launched an investigation into how Comey handled the Clinton email case, particularly announcing it had reopened its investigation just days before the election over what turned out to be an irrelevant update. 

He's in the fourth year of a 10-year term. He can only lose his job if he resigns or is fired by the president.

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