by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
On Tuesday afternoon, in a stunning and unexpected move, President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the most controversial head of the agency since J. Edgar Hoover. The statement from the press secretary explained:
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“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 Trump.
A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.
Here is the letter from Rosenstein, which is well-stated and correct:
Dep AG recommendation–> pic.twitter.com/krtWrGdgvt
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) May 9, 2017
And here is Trump’s letter:
Trump's letter firing Comey is savage pic.twitter.com/hrhhijsKic
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 9, 2017
Finally, here is Sessions’ letter:
And in a letter to Pres Trump, Atty Gen Sessions wrote " a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI." pic.twitter.com/9lGMkT80cR
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 9, 2017
This is an important and necessary move, given the complete lack of trust for Comey from both sides of the political aisle: the left believes that Comey’s intervention in the late stages of the election with his letter suggesting a re-opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server lost her the election; the right believes Comey wrongly let Hillary off the hook in the first place, and that Comey’s subsequent musings have been self-serving and ridiculous.
Many Americans were dumbfounded when FBI Director Comey let Hillary off the hook on her shady email practices even after laying out a very prosecutable case.
Here’s a brief summary…
It was very clear that Comey rewrote the federal law in his own mind in order to let Hillary off the hook.
This week, Comey was in the news again.
Only this time, he was in hot water for apparently saying some things he said during recent testimony about Hillary’s emails were not exactly true.
From Fox News:
FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported.
Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails.
The sources told ProPublica that it was more likely that most of the emails appeared on Weiner’s laptop as a result of backups of Abedin’s Blackberry device. The FBI said it would correct the record by sending a letter to Congress this week, but that plan appeared to be on hold for now, the website reported.
Now the President appears to have had more than he can take of Comey’s lies and deceptions…and he gave him the axe.
A truly stunning turn of events….story developing…