Comey, in testimony before congress, misstated a number of issues forcing the FBI to clear up the information. Comey was under attack from the left for his handling of the 2016 election and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The President lost faith in the Director and decided he needed to go.
Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General, and the Deputy Attorney General, Ron Rosenstein, both recommended that the President fire Comey.
The statement from the White House:
Statement from the Press Secretary
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“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,” said President Trump.
A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.