Washington, DC: US President Donald Trump has accepted the recommendation of his Deputy Attorney General to remove FBI chief James Comey from his position.
Making this announcement at the White House daily press briefing Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that before the news broke, the President spoke to several members of Congress to inform them of his decision. Those members are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Feinstein, Senator Lindsey Graham, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Later in the evening, he also spoke to Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey, the Principal Deputy Press Secretary told media-persons adding the DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey. Bipartisan members of Congress made it clear that they had lost confidence in Director Comey. And most importantly, the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director.