President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, removing the top enforcement official while the agency is in the midst of its investigation about possible Russian meddling in the elections. Democrats were apoplectic at the news, calling it a ‘constitutional crisis.’ A few GOP Senators also expressed deep concerns over the firing. The announcement came shortly after the FBI corrected Comey’s testimony regarding the number of emails Huma Abedin sent to Hillary Clinton. Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the election that sent him to the White House.
In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. Comey has come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his public comments on an investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the closing days of last year’s campaign.
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