White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that Mr Comey has been "terminated and removed from office." Mr Trump was said to have acted on "clear recommendations" from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a move that has shocked Washington. Reports the Independent.co.uk website. A few months ago, most Democrats in Washington were demanding his removal, Chuck Schumer recently stated recently, 'I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer." and now they all have done a 180 degree reversal.
Just like good soldiers doing what they are told, the mainstream media is once again doing the lockstep. Everywhere you look on the web, all the talking points are being shared over and over..... the move was "Nixonian" Comey 'found out from TV' a 'Loss for the bureau and nation', almost all the news you read and hear is prepared propaganda.
Personally, The news that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey comes as no surprise.
Comey deserved to be replaced, probably should have been long ago when the Dems were screaming for it, unfortunately that is not how Trump works, he doesn't like to be told what to do.
Not only did Comey make a horribly bad decision when he announced 11 days before the presidential election, that the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails had been reopened, and in doing so, possibly affecting the outcome of that election. He undermined the integrity and the independence of the agency he led in his overwhelming occupation with himself, he spent more time trying to clear himself than he did reporting the facts. In his lack of preparation for testifying before the Senate, He wrote his own pink slip.
Not all lawmakers were opposed the dismissal. "When you look at the bipartisan nature that should welcome this you have Sen. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton all calling for or acknowledging the lack of confidence they had in the FBI director over the last several months," Spicer said. "This is an action taken by the president upon the recommendation of deputy attorney general, the attorney general that I think should be greeted with strong bipartisan support.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Trump called her Tuesday afternoon to inform her of his decision.
"The next FBI director must be strong and independent and will receive a fair hearing in the Judiciary Committee," she said in a statement.
"Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well, . I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests, " said Republican Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, chairman of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating the Russian campaign interference.
Mr. Comey was three years into a 10-year term, Congress established the long term to insulate the director from political pressure. Though the president has the authority to fire the F.B.I. director for any reason, and has been done now by both political parties. Mr. Comey is only the second director to be fired in bureau history. President Bill Clinton fired William S. Sessions in 1993.