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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump Fires FBI Director for Mishandling Clinton Email Probe Comey 'terminated' for undermining prosecution of Clinton

President Donald Trump fired James Comey on Tuesday after a Justice Department review found the FBI director had usurped the attorney general's authority by closing a probe into Hillary Clinton's use of private email.

The dismissal shocked political Washington currently embroiled in partisan disputes over whether Russian influence operations tilted the election toward Trump and whether the outgoing Obama administration had conducted improper political spying operations.

The bombshell announcement came late Tuesday afternoon and followed a recommendation earlier in the day from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told the president the dismissal was recommended by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately," Trump said in a letter to Comey, adding that he greatly appreciated Comey's notification on three occasions that Trump was not under investigation.



Anonymous said...

Now that we have a new Director coming in, he needs to show the country that no one is above the law, and arrest Hitler-y!

Anonymous said...

All Trump did was execute the recommendations given to him by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Rosenstein. He didn't re-invent the wheel or come up with some great conspiracy plot. People need to get a f-ing grip and see it for what it is. No one in government, FBI or public trusted Comey's judgement anymore and it was time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton for the first time in her life is probably concerned she might actually get arrested... comey is facing charges as well. LAW AND ORDER.

Anonymous said...

Draining the swamp baby! GO TRUMP! Oh, and yes the Russians made me vote for him.

Anonymous said...

What a joke!!! Countries around the world are laughing their a$$ off at us. What a sad ...sad joke this country is becoming.