James Comey has been fired as Director of the FBI.
The White House released a statement in which they said that the termination came on the “clear recommendations” of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“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,” said President Donald Trump in the statement.
The termination comes shortly after the FBI sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in which the Bureau clarified the now former director’s testimony as it pertained to Huma Abedin forwarding emails to Anthony Weiner.
WH statement on Comey firing: pic.twitter.com/W1MffToCvj
— Pamela Engel (@PamEngel12) May 9, 2017
Second paragraph for the history books. pic.twitter.com/lfepDGt6vY
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 9, 2017
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