In a last-minute effort to save Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, Barack Obama’s chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, has urged the president to fire FBI Director James Comey, according to a source close to Jarrett.
Obama and Jarrett are furious with Comey forreopening the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails just 11 days before the presidential election. They blame Comey for Clinton’s alarming slide in the polls.
“Valerie argued that Comey was interfering deliberately in the election process and had to be stopped,” the source said. “The president said he was worried about the consequences of taking such an action — the tsunami of outrage that would come his way, and possibly become a major footnote, or worse, in the history of his presidency.
“There is also the real possibility that such an action could backfire on the president and result in a Saturday Night Massacre,” the source said.