Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
Washington, D.C.: The White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump fired the FBI director James Comey, over the handling of Hillary Clinton’s email case. It has released two separate letters – one from President Donald Trump and the other from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office, the statement from the press secretary stated.
The letter also stated that Trump took the decision of firing based on the clear recommendations from both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The FBI Director James Comey has been working on the Hillary Clinton’s email case, but most importantly he has been leading the investigation on whether Trump’s team colluded with Russians during the presidential elections.
The removal came as a shock to many experts and politicians, as it is an extraordinary decision that not every president takes, especially at a time when the FBI is working on investigations that involved the White House.
The FBI under the leadership of James Comey made a sensational decision a week before the election to reopen the Hillary Clinton’s email case. The Clinton campaign claimed that they lost election because of the reopening of the email case and blamed James Comey for his decision. Comey defended by saying that he was just following the rules.
Trump, who supported Comey’s decision at the time, has fired Comey for apparently mishandling the very same case. Experts say that it is merely a pretext to fire Comey, while the actual reason could be the FBI’s investigation into the Russian interference with the elections and collusion with Trump’s team during the elections.