The timing is interesting right after another Comey fuckup with Hillary and her emails. Trump doesn’t give a shit about Comey’s incompetence when it comes to investigating Clinton (unless it’s benefiting Trump) so I’m guessing Trump’s advisors thought it was a perfect time to get rid of him under the guise of that even though they really wanted him gone because of the Russian investigation.
President Donald Trump terminated FBI Director James Comey late Tuesday afternoon.
“President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.
A Bloomberg reporter published the letter Trump sent Comey telling him he lost faith in his ability to lead the bureau.
“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,” Trump wrote.
Trump letter to Comey thanks him for saying POTUS not under investigation pic.twitter.com/O9Ypiy4aZg
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