(INTELLIHUB) — FBI Director James Comey was fired Tuesday by the Trump Administration before the director learned of his firing on television thinking it was a joke.
A letter from the President detailing Comey’s termination with the bureau was hand delivered to FBI headquarters Tuesday, then read to Comey over the phone.
“You are hereby terminated and removed from office effective immediately […] You are not effectively lead the bureau,” the letter read.
Attorney General Jeff Session is expected to soon name an interim FBI director to replace Comey as President Trump will seek to nominate a permanent director.
Now the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is threatening to sue Trump campaign aides that have ignored deadlines to turn over records of meetings with Russian officials prior to the election.
Following Comey’s termination, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a press conference to reinstate the Russian narrative.
In the press conference, Sen. Schumer said that he told the president that he is making a “big mistake” and was raising the question: “Why now?”
“We know that the House is investigating Russian interference in our elections that benefitted the Trump campaign,” the Senator from New York said. “We know the Senate is investigating. We know the FBI has been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, a very serious offense. Where are these investigations getting too close to home for the President?”
Will the Russian narrative be brought back to the forefront?
Will the Russian narrative be reactivated in an effort to impeach @POTUS?
— Intellihub (@intellihubnews) May 10, 2017