James Comey is history at the FBI, Save Jerseyans, after, on Tuesday, President Donald Trump acted “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Resenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
The move comes during a series of congressional hearings on alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 election, and after the veteran FBI chieftain allegedly mislead the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning classified emails relating to Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
“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,” President Trump said in a May 9th letter addressed to Comey.
“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,” Trump explained in his statement.
Trump’s full letter can be found here.
Comey, age 56, was nominated by President Barack Obama and was only a few years into a 10-year term beginning in 2013.