WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), listens during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington. While both the Senate and House Intelligence committees have received private intelligence briefings in recent months, Monday's hearing is the first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Comey firing raises concern about Russia probe

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping aside the man responsible for the bureau's investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year's election.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 5, 2017 in Washington,DC.

Trump faces first international crisis

Speaking at a news conference, President Donald Trump said the suspected chemical attack against Syrian civilians "crossed a lot of lines" and changed the way he views Syria and leader Bashar al-Assad. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

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    Sara Murray is a CNN White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. covering the 2016 presidential campaign. Murray joined CNN in 2015 to cover the expansive Republican field and now serves as one of the lead reporters covering Donald Trump.

    Murray joined CNN from The Wall Street Journal, where she most recently served as an anchor for their digital network in New York. Prior to joining the video team, she covered Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid, shedding light on the inner workings of the campaign's high command and breaking news on the candidate's private comments to high-dollar donors.

    During her tenure at The Wall Street Journal, Murray covered Congress's unsuccessful attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2013. She also spent years following the 2008 financial crisis and the economic fallout that ensued.

    Murray was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant. Mich., and graduated from the University of Maryland. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her fiancé Garrett Haake and their rescue pup, shiner.