Breaking News: FBI Director James Comey has been fired

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, the White House said.

Trump’s actions to fire Comey were based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

“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,” Trump said in a statement.

​A search for a new permanent FBI director will begin immediately, Spicer said.

The firing came just after the FBI confirmed Comey provided erroneous testimony to a Senate panel about how Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin handled classified emails.

The FBI is currently conducting an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.

Comey also has been under fire from Democrats for months over his announcement, less than two weeks before the November election, that the FBI was reopening an e-mail investigation into Clinton.

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139 Responses to Breaking News: FBI Director James Comey has been fired

  1. Lord Jesus! The racist Jeff Sessions interviewing candidates for FBI. Why is he still Attorney General? He lied under Oath. This is unreal.

  2. #Maddow Breaking: New Acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe, Once Reportedly Told White House FBI Investigations Is BS.

  3. Sean Spicer was hiding in the bushes from the press. He didn’t want to talk about it on camera.

    • Ametia says:

      #45 SHOULD go down in HISTORY of USA as being the MOST IGNORANT, SELF-SERVING, GRIFTING, MEDIOCRE, CORRUPT, BIGOTED, IMBECILES, masquerading as president.

  4. @SenateMajLdr cares more about power than his beloved country. This won’t end well. It’s a sad day in America, ppl. God help us all.

  5. Ametia says:
  6. I don’t believe anything coming out of that Justice Department. Not a single thing.

  7. OMG! Who does this? This is some Twilight Zone ISH.

  8. Ametia says:


  9. Ametia says:

    When are the NATIONAL HEADLINES going to READ:


  10. rikyrah says:

    CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI’s Russia investigation

    — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) May 10, 2017

  11. Ametia says:

    OUTRAGEOUS how these fuckers are making up new rules and laws.


  12. rikyrah says:

    Dana Houle‏ @DanaHoule

    That was surprisingly kind of Putin to only fire Comey but not kill him.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Schooley‏Verified account @Rschooley

    How many potential Mark Felts are wrestling their next move at this very minute?

  14. rikyrah says:

    Michael S. Schmidt‏Verified account @nytmike

    Comey learned of firing as he addressed FBI employees in LA. TV screens in background flashed news of firing. Letter was then given to FBI.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Jason Kander‏Verified account @JasonKander

    If @realDonaldTrump wants to prove he has nothing to hide, there’s only one person I can think of to replace James Comey: @PreetBharara

  16. Ametia says:

    It’s been Russia ALL up in our country since before November 8

    Dirty, filthy, shameful #45 & company allowed that bastards PUTIN in our politics, our media, just all up in our lives.


  17. Trump and Sessions aren’t slick. This has NOTHING to do with how Comey handled the Hillary email situation. Bull fking ISH. This is about 2 grand juries seated. RICO charges coming down the pipe,
    Foreign Agent Registration Act. Trump is trying to save his ASS!

  18. rikyrah says:

    Dr Kelly Sennholz‏ @MtnMD 24m24 minutes ago

    Dr Kelly Sennholz Retweeted The Hill

    Oh. My. God. Now, TrumPutin circulating propaganda against #FBIDirector Comey. He is SCARED. Be careful. He is a cornered dog. DANGEROUS.

    Dr Kelly Sennholz added,
    The HillVerified account @thehill
    White House circulates negative stories about Comey after firing
    3 replies 44 retweets 32 likes

    Karon Wilson‏ @mrsquack19
    Replying to @MtnMD

    Hate to say this but next step, Trump has someone killed.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Andrea Chalupa


    Dear Americans, I know you gave the world the Hollywood Happy Ending, but authoritarianism is real and not limited to history books.
    5:47 PM – 9 May 2017

  20. rikyrah says:


    Source: Comey at the “rocket docket” yesterday in Virginia that expedites cases, submitting intel. Trump panicked. #FBIDirector #Comey fired

  21. rikyrah says:

    Rob Flaherty‏ @Rob_Flaherty 7 minutes ago

    1. Just retained private counsel
    2. Fired the guy leading the most comprehensive Russia investigation

    nothing to see here

  22. rikyrah says:

    CBS News‏Verified account @CBSNews 6 minutes ago
    “It’s a very unusual situation,” Scott Pelley says. “The FBI director is appointed to a 10-yr. term in order to insulate him from politics.”

  23. rikyrah says:

    @joshrogin 2m2 minutes ago
    .@Sen_JoeManchin says Senate Intel Committee still plans to have Comey testify.

    @joshrogin 6m6 minutes ago
    .@evanperez: “I’ve been getting emails from people inside the FBI asking me, ‘Is this true?'” @CNN

  24. rikyrah says:

    ☺Richard W. Painter‏

    Trump certainly did not fire Comey over the Clinton emails or for handing him the election. It’s about Russia- – –

  25. rikyrah says:

    Jared Yates Sexton‏Verified account @JYSexton

    This isn’t a president abusing his power. This is a president actively obstructing justice.

  26. Liza says:

    We are now in the midst of the most unstable presidential administration in generations.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 9, 2017


  27. rikyrah says:

    uh huh
    uh huh

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