President Donald Trump absolutely destroyed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday when he fired him.
“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,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told CNN Tuesday afternoon.
Trump told Comey that he considered him no longer “able to effectively lead the bureau” in a letter terminating him.
“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” the president wrote. “I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
A copy of a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, obtained by PBS, argued that the “reputation and credibility” of the FBI had suffered under Comey’s leadership and “affected the entire Department of Justice.”
Rosenstein took Comey to task in the memo for concluding that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should not have been prosecuted for maintaining an unsecure email server in her home, through which classified material had been sent and received, and for publicly announcing his opinion.
“It is not the function of the director to make such an announcement,” Rosenstein wrote in the memo. “At most, the director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to the attorney general.”
“It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do,” he wrote.
See the memo below:
Ouch. Let this be a lesson to anyone still loyal to former President Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. No one is safe when it comes to Trump, especially if you are terrible at your job.
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