F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

From the New York Times

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MATT APUZZO

James B. Comey last week during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said on Tuesday.

Mr. Comey was leading an investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

“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,” Mr. Trump said in a letter to Mr. Comey dated Tuesday.

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the F.B.I. that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Mr. Trump wrote.

In a separate letter released at the White House, spokesman Sean Spicer said that the president informed the director that he has been “terminated and removed from office.”

Read more at the New York Times



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