Trump fires FBI Director Comey

U.S. President Donald Trump has terminated FBI Director James Comey’s employment.

President Trump, writing to Comey, said that he “could not effectively lead” the FBI, and a change in leadership was “necessary to restore trust.”

Trump also said the dismissal would “mark a new beginning” in the FBI’s history.

Comey was widely criticized for his handling of the Clinton e-mail server investigation. In a letter to Congress a week before the elections, Comey said that the FBI was to reopen the investigation, which many feel was partly to blame for Clinton’s loss.

(Image: NBC News)

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