However, he said the main reason for firing him was because the FBI has been “in turmoil.”
“You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that,” Trump said.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government is “open” to sending more troops to Afghanistan, as requested by the United States.
Turnbull said on Friday that he was considering providing additional resources to Afghanistan, where Australia currently has stationed almost 300 troopers for training and advising Afghan forces.
“We are certainly open to increasing our work there,” Turnbull said but did not specify the details of a request made US Defense Secretary James Mattis during a visit to Afghanistan late last month.
“It is very important that we, and our other allies in the effort in Afghanistan, continue to work together to build up the capacity of Afghanistan’s own security forces so that they can keep that country secure from the threat of terrorism,” he said on Friday.
“…there’s going to be no Obamacare repeal, there’s going to be no tax cut, there’s going to be a massive political conflagration. What’s happened in the last few days with Comey and this crazy inquisition on Russia is going to take the government into complete dysfunction and partisan ranks.”