FBI Director James Comey Fired

Vanessa Salazar a Reporter for The Silver Script

After his first hundred days have passed, Trump made a move that many did not see coming and fired  FBI  director James Comey on Sunday, May 7th .

Back in 2013, former President, Barak Obama, appointed Comey as the FBI director and since, Comey has tackled cases such as the Hillary Clinton email controversy  and Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Conflict between Comey and Trump arose as Trump felt Comey was too soft on Hilary regarding the leaked emails and declared that he “should have never exonerated” Hillary Clinton in a video interview with NBC news  that was released Friday.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated Comey ruined both the reputation and credibility of  the FBI  by mishandling different situations during the past year.

Following the email controversy, Comey began  investigating any possible interference Russia may have played during the election, which caused more conflict with President Trump.

James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” said Trump on twitter Friday.

In a letter from Trump to Comey, Trump seemed concerned by the investigation of Russia.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Trump wrote in the letter informing Comey of his dismissal. “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”

Allegedly, in a memo by Comey that was released on Tuesday, May 16, it had content stating that Trump asked Comey to stop the investigation of former security adviser Michael Flynn who was under investigation with his ties with Russia.

As of now, it is still being looked into whether Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey was  justifiable and whether or not Comey will be able to return in his position as FBI director.

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