FBI Director James Comey turned into a figure of great controversy.
Critics believe he tanked the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
But Donald Trump just stunned officials in Washington with his decision on Comey’s fate.
Trump announced the shocking news that he had fired FBI Director Comey based on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Breitbart reports:
“In a statement from the press office, the White House said Trump acted on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Borenstein.
“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 announcing Comey’s termination.
In a letter to the president Tuesday, Sessions wrote that after an evaluation, he had concluded that “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”
“It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions,” Sessions wrote. “The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department.”
Rosenstein laid out the grounds for firing Comey based on how he handled Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
In his memo, Rosenstein cited the various missteps Comey made throughout the course of the investigation.
Rosenstein stated Comey overstepped his boundaries by announcing the case was closed with no prosecution.
That job is reserved for the Attorney General and the career prosecutors in the Department of Justice.
Critics ripped Comey for saving Hillary Clinton’s political fortunes by ignoring the law and not recommending criminal charges be brought against her.
Hillary Clinton and other Democrats spent the last six months blasting Comey for costing her the 2016 election.
Outside of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Comey was public enemy number one for the left.
Now leftists are blabbering about “constitutional crises” and “abuses of power.”
But Comey served at the pleasure of the President and could have been removed at any time by Trump.
Trump acted within his lawful authority and sacked the FBI Director – the same FBI Director the left had spent months demanding to be fired.