- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that FBI Director James Comey’s firing “couldn’t happen soon enough.”

“I lost confidence in Comey a long time ago,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News. “In fact, I never even voted for his confirmation.

“He had the confidence of almost no one,” he said.

Mr. Paul also said that the idea that Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey over the FBI’s investigation of the campaign’s ties to Russia is a “myth.”

“Not only is there no evidence that the Trump administration or campaign was connected to Russia, or committed any crime, no evidence at all of committing a crime, there’s not even an accusation of what crime would have potentially been committed,” he said.

“Everything is built upon a huge myth as far as I’m concerned,” Mr. Paul said. “I don’t think there’s any facts presented that anybody broke the law.”

Mr. Paul attributes the outcry and claims of cover-up to people who are still upset over the presidential election without any evidence or basis for their claims.

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