White House; US President Donald Trump has dismissed FBI director James Comey

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House said late Wednesday

White House; US President Donald Trump has dismissed FBI director James Comey

In a statement, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. The White House says the search for a new FBI director will begin immediately.

Comey’s firing comes days after he testified on Capitol Hill about the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling and possible connections between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

The move is effective immediately. The FBI’s deputy is the acting director.

President Trump’s full letter to Comey is below: See full letter w/attachments 

 

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