Trump fires FBI Director Comey

mr_anderson

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President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, according to a statement from White House spokesman Sean Spicer.


In a Tuesday statement, the press secretary said the president "terminated and removed" Comey from office "based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."


In Trump's letter to Comey, the president said "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission."
Trump fires FBI director Comey


Will Trump be getting a 'Thank You' letter from Hillary ?
 


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Yip, its on - Donald is end game territory now :D

I give him another six weeks. Max.
 

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Trump fires FBI director Comey


Will Trump be getting a 'Thank You' letter from Hillary ?
Any reason why?

Or is this the usual cycle when a President takes over?

They tried to get rid of J Edgar Hoover for years and indeed many a wannabee POTUS intimated they would do just that when they made it to the White House

But ol Hoover always managed to talk them out of it....:cool:
 

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Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In the letter from Depty Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he cites the handling of Comey's Clinton investigation, and says that Comey was wrong to cite his conclusions about the Clinton email probe in July of 2016: "I cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken," Rosenstein wrote.

Rosenstein was referring to Comey's decision to announce in July last year that the probe of Hillary Clinton should be closed without prosecution, but then declared - 11 days before the Nov. 8 election - that he had reopened the investigation because of a discovery of a new trove of Clinton-related emails. Democrats say the decision cost Clinton victory.

Rosenstein also identified several areas in which he said Comey had erred, saying it was wrong of him to "usurp" then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's authority by announcing the initial conclusion of the email case on July 5
 

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Weird move, hardly going to stop or change the direction of an investigation at this point.
 


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