Tuesday afternoon, in a shock move, President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the most controversial head of the agency since J. Edgar Hoover.
The statement from the press secretary explained:
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of 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,” said President Trump.