DOJ releases final report on Trump’s firing of FBI director

The Justice Department’s final report to Congress on the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which found the former president acted in an improper manner and is not protected by the Constitution, is set to be released on Wednesday.

The report is expected to address questions about the president’s alleged role in firing Comey, the investigation into his 2016 campaign and possible obstruction of justice by the White House.

It’s a rare move by the Trump administration that is likely to cause consternation in the ranks of the Democrats who have been pushing the president to be more transparent in his interactions with the Justice Department and the FBI.

The Justice Department report, which is expected in mid-March, is the first time the White Congress will be privy to the findings of the investigation by the FBI and the Justice department into the 2016 presidential election.

That investigation was launched in October after Trump fired Comey, a close friend of his who was overseeing the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The president has repeatedly insisted he acted appropriately and is exonerated of any wrongdoing, and his allies have continued to argue that the Russia probe is politically motivated.