Tuesday, May 9, 2017

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey -- News Updates May 9, 2017

Washington Post: President Trump dismisses FBI Director Comey

FBI Director James B. Comey has been dismissed by the president, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer - a startling move that officials said stemmed from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Comey was fired as he is leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of President Trump may have coordinated with Russia to meddle with the presidential election last year. That probe began quietly last July but has now become the subject of intense debate in Washington. It is unclear how Comey’s dismissal will affect that investigation.

“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,” Spicer told reporters in the briefing room.

Spicer also said that Comey was “notified a short time ago.” This is effective “immediately,” he said.

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President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey -- News Updates May 9, 2017

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Reactions To The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

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Anonymous said...

It about time viva President Trump

RussInSoCal said...

Good riddance to Comey. Way too powerful for an unelected bureaucrat. Mercurial, eccentric, injected himself into political events and enjoyed the lime light just a bit too much.

Drain the swamp.

Anonymous said...

Woot! 'Murica iz greet agin! Drainz tha swamp!
Now let's go drop sum big bombz and blowz sum furriners

Anonymous said...


Jay Farquharson said...

Not for a few more years.