Washington — The former acting director of the FBI has said that President Donald Trump’s firing of his predecessor James Comey set off alarms of a threat against the investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 US election. It also sparked discussions of invoking the constitution to remove Trump. In an interview with the CBS investigative programme 60 Minutes, Andrew McCabe said he moved quickly to shore up the Russia investigation after Comey was sacked on May 9 2017, in case Trump then fired him to shut down the probe. “I think the next day, I met with the team investigating the Russia cases,” McCabe said in an excerpt of the interview released on Thursday. “I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were I removed quickly and reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.” According to 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley, McCabe also confirmed previous rep...

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