REPORT: Justice Department FLATLY DENIES Comey requested more resources for Russia probe

Racing around social media right now is a report from the NY Times that just days before Comey was fired, he requested more funds and resources for the Russia probe:

Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three officials with knowledge of his request.

Mr. Comey asked for the resources during a meeting last week with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who wrote the Justice Department’s memo that was used to justify the firing of the F.B.I. director this week.

But according to a Politico reporter who covers the White House, the DOJ is flatly denying this request was ever made:

So more fake news?

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