Tuesday, May 9, 2017
FBI Director James Comey Fired by Trump
Free Beacon/by David Rutz
FBI Director James Comey has been fired, the White House announced on Tuesday.
"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," a statement from Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."
"The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," said President Trump.
The statement added "a search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately."
Trump informed Comey in a letter of his dismissal.
"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau," Trump wrote. "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission."