President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey due to a lack of public trust and confidence in him, according to a statement from White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
In a Tuesday statement, Spicer said the president “terminated and removed” Comey from office “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
In Trump’s letter to Comey, the president said “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”
The firing came just after the FBI confirmed Comey provided false testimony to a Senate panel last week about how Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin handled classified emails.
James Comey had been under fire all week after his misleading testimony, adding to the pressure created by his inept handling of the Hillary Clinton private server investigation.
The former FBI Director enraged the American public by conducting a faux investigation into the State Department email scandal. He handed out immunity and ignored evidence to protect the Clinton Team from prosecution.
He put President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton’s political legacy ahead of the law.
He made secret deals to destroy evidence, thwarting congressional subpoenas. That’s called obstruction of justice. It’s a crime.
The FBI Director’s job is to uphold the law, not break it; investigate crimes, not commit them.
President Obama’s FBI Director violated the law. He violated his oath of office. It’s corruption at the highest level.
At last James Comey has been fired. Now he must be investigated and prosecuted.
Trump doesn’t like weasels. Let the swamp draining continue.