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President Trump has given his reason for firing James Comey as FBI Director.

FOX's Jon Decker has the details from the White House:

President Trump defended his decision to fire James Comey and accused Democrats of hypocrisy for bashing his dismissal of the FBI Director that they too had criticized:

(Reporter) "Why did you fire Director Comey?"

(President Trump) "Cause he wasn't doing a good job, very simply. He was not doing a good job."

Earlier in a series of posts on Twitter, the President said he was justified in dismissing Comey because Democrats and Republicans had lost faith in his leadership.

Democrats, meanwhile continue to attack the firing, saying the President clearly was trying to upend the FBI investigation into the Russian meddling during the presidential election.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.