Donald Trump is now in full on ass-covering mode. He has just fired the Director of the FBI, James Comey.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey after his attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended his removal.
In a signed letter, Trump informed Comey that he was “hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately,” explaining that he reached the conclusion that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the bureau.”
“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Trump told Comey in the letter. “I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said shortly before 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday that Comey was “notified a short time ago,” but declined to say how Comey was notified. Comey’s dismissal took effect immediately.
Spicer told reporters that Trump “accepted the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general,” who both recommended Comey’s “dismissal.”
“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,” Trump said in a statement.
The White House said it will immediately launch the search for a new FBI director. – CNN
At this moment it is important to remember that the FBI is investigating the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. We are now in full blown Watergate territory and Donald Trump is on the fast track to impeachment.
Now that he has been made a private citizen, expect Comey to be invested back for more testimony on Capital Hill as the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues.