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Comey reportedly contradicts McCabe's firing story

In an internal FBI report obtained by CNN, former FBI Director James Comey reportedly contradicts former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's public statements about his recent firing.

McCabe has stated he had authority to permit other FBI agents to speak to a Wall Street Journal reporter for an October 2016 article about the then-ongoing probe into the Clinton Foundation, and that Comey was notified. "It was not a secret," McCabe said. "[I]t took place over several days, and others, including [Comey], were aware of the interaction with the reporter."

Comey reportedly told Justice Department investigators he did not remember McCabe telling him about the authorization. A lack of candor was among the reasons cited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions for McCabe's dismissal.

An unnamed source told CNN the discrepancy is merely a matter of different memories. "They recall it differently," the source reportedly said. "Andy thinks in good faith he told him, and Comey in good faith says he wasn't told."