Donald Trump, the United States President, issued a statement firing James Comey, the director of FBI. According to the reports and published letters, Trump’s order was decided under direct recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Appreciating the activities of Comey in FBI, trump also asserted in his letter to Comey that the present condition necessitates finding new leadership for the FBI to “restore public trust.” Trump also wrote:
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.
FBI headquarters received the letter of Comey’s termination from work from Keith Schiller. FBI asked the congress yesterday morning to revise Comey’s statement regarding “separate investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information.” Besides, Comey’s testifying to congress on investigations into Russian intrusion in the presidential election was only a few days before his removal from the office.
He was planned to give a speech at an FBI recruiting event in Hollywood yesterday afternoon which was cancelled after the letter of removal from the office.
In a memorandum to Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General, Rosenstein wrote "the FBI's reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage, and it has affected the entire Department of Justice” over the past year. Rosenstein also referred to Clinton email scandal and FBI’s mistake over it:
The Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.
The press secretary statement regarding removal of Comey from office finished by emphasizing on immediate search for a new permanent FBI director. During this time, acting as FBI director will be Andrew McCabe.
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