Trump fires FBI director James Comey “YOU’RE FIRED”
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election.
On May 9, 2017, President Trump fired Director Comey on the recommendation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein’s memorandum to Sessions objected to Comey’s conduct with respect to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Many members of Congress expressed concern over the firing. In the absence of a Senate-confirmed FBI Director, Deputy Director Andrew G. McCabe automatically became the Acting Director.