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Trump fires Comey

This White House official would appreciate it if everyone could 'move on' from the Russia investigation

The firing of FBI Director James Comey has no bearing on the investigation into possible ties between Russia and President Trump's campaign, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday — an investigation she believes should be shut down because it's "absurd."

Speaking to Fox News' Tucker Carlson, Sanders said that the investigation will continue through the Justice Department and Senate and House committees, so there won't be any changes or disruption, but that's not what matters. "I think the bigger point on that is, my gosh, Tucker, when are they gonna let that go?" she asked. "It's been going on for nearly a year. Frankly, it's kinda getting absurd. There's nothing there."

As far as Sanders is concerned, "it's time to move on, and frankly, it's time to focus on the things the American people care about. They're not worried about this false narrative the media continues to drive." She made her comments on a split screen, with Fox News airing next to her O.J.-style footage of Comey in an SUV barreling down a Los Angeles freeway. Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia