Moments after the news broke that President Trump had fired embattled FBI Director James Comey, the president gave the reason in a devastating statement.
According to the statement obtained by the Washington Examiner, Trump wrote the following:
“I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are 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.
“I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavor.
“Donald J. Trump”
The U.S. attorney general who made the recommendation is Jeff Sessions.
According to the Politico, White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that, "The president has accepted the recommendation of the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Comey, an Obama-appointee, became a hero of conservatives, then liberals, then conservatives as he conducted an absolutely bewildering investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal, exposing a litany on incidences where Hillary and her aides broke the law but refusing to recommend them for prosecution.
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