President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

On Tuesday, the White House reported that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

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The news comes after Comey provided false testimony to a Senate panel in conjunction with Hillary Clinton and the classified emails controversy.

According to White House spokesman Sean Spicer, Comey's exit was recommended by both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“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 added.

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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