In a shocking revelation on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has fired the beleaguered head of the FBI, James Comey.
Comey has been under constant scrutiny since he refused to bring charges agains the corrupt and incorrigible Hillary Clinton in late 2016 for her brazen and illegal disregard for national security while using a private email server to host classified emails. Now, after months of speculation regarding his future within the Trump administration, Comey is officially out.
“President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore ‘public trust and confidence’ in the nation’s top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months.
“‘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 said in a statement.
“The White House said the search for a new FBI director was beginning immediately.
“The White House made the stunning announcement shortly after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey’s sworn testimony on Capitol Hill last week. Comey told lawmakers that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, including some with classified information.”
Comey had been on shaky ground in recent weeks, with many calling for his dismissal on day one of the Trump presidency. Now, after an extended trial period working with the new Commander in Chief’s staff, it seems that Comey was not meant to make America great again.
This will come, surprisingly, as a victory for democrats as well, as Comey’s late-in-the-campaign reopening of his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was erroneously described as a “stunt” by many in the mainstream media.