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Political Junkie: James Comey, Presidential International Trips


James Comey, the now-former FBI Director, made headlines following Donald Trump firing him for several, contradicting reasons.

Since then, names for a replacement are up in the air as well as questions as to what the Senate would do with a nomination. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Trump's conflicting explanations as to why Comey was fired, with reasons varying from how he treated Hillary Clinton during her investigation to Comey exploring possible Russian collusion during the November elections.

Days after the initial firing, the White House also said it is considering ending press briefings altogether, resorting to sending only emails.

On Friday, Trump also began his first international trip as U.S. President, making stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Europe. He also plans to meet Pope Francis.

 Political Junkie Goes WestKen Rudin

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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