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Trump: FBI Director James Comey 'has become more famous than me

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In a reception honoring law enforcement and first responders Sunday, President Donald Trump welcomed FBI Director James Comey, shook his hand and said, "he's become more famous than me" to laughter from the officers and agents gathered in the Oval Office.

Comey, the highest law enforcement officer in the U.S., was blamed by many Democrats for Hillary Clinton's problems during her 2016 campaign after he made public changes in the investigation of her private email server a few days before the election. Comey would ultimately go back on his pre-election statements and stand by an earlier decision that the bureau would not pursue charges against Clinton.

Comey is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for how he handled the former secretary of state's case.

At the reception, Trump thanked law enforcement for their handling of the inauguration. Watch a clip of the exchange here.

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