Get ready, set go… “you’re fired” jokes will be pouring in, because FBI Director James Comey has been fired by none other than the man who made those words famous. Sean Spicer confirmed it during today’s daily press briefing at the White House saying
“The president has accepted the recommendation of the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” he said. (We’ll have video shortly.)
This is a breaking story and I will be updating this story as soon as the details of how it went down are made public. James Comey is out as FBI Director. He was apparently fired by President Trump.
Statement from the White House …
Statement from the Press Secretary
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. The news hit Twitter almost immediately and is already the top trending topic.
Here is Director James Comey’s walking papers that has just been issued by president Trump.