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Trump Fired FBI Director James Comey

Donald Trump in front of U.S flag.


Donald Trump, the President of the United States has just fired the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) is direct James Comey.


According to a statement by the White House Comey was fired on Tuesday, it is also said that Trump acted on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Dept Attorney General Rod Borenstein.

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,” President Trump explained in a statement that announced Comey’s termination.

Jeff Sessions said in a letter to the President on Tuesday that “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”

“It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions,” Jeff Sessions said. The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department.” He continued.


Rod Borenstein has said that the FBI has “suffered substantial damage” within the last year. The former investigation into Hillary Clinton who is a Democrat and former Presidential Candidate. The investigation consisted of Clinton’s private email server.

President Trump also sent a letter to Comey stating that he had been terminated and it was effective immediately.

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,” Donald 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.”

A Breitbart News correspondent for the White House posted these documents to her Twitter account.


James Comey did not make a statement right away on the day of his termination.

James Comey first became FBI Director in September of 2013. This was done by previous President Obama.

He also worked as an Attorney General with George W Bush's administration. He worked from 2003-2005. He also spent a lot of time prosecuting many major criminal and terrorism cases in the southern district of New York.

Comey first became more than just a figure in the 2016 Presidential election when the FBI has to investigate the Hillary Clinton email issue. He just before the election date had to reopen the case because he felt it was necessary.

When he was first appointed in 2013 he said the obligation of the FBI was “all political forces and interests” 
“You see, those three words — Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity — capture the essence of the FBI and its people. And they also explain why I am here,” He said back then.

I wanted to be here to work alongside those people, to represent them, to help them accomplish their mission, and to just be their colleague.” He said according to a White House transcript.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as time goes on.

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