President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the presidential election.
“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 Tuesday.
Trump’s campaign aides are the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia on the hacking and release of Democratic National Committee documents during the 2016 elections. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former top adviser to Trump’s campaign who was, until Tuesday, Comey’s boss at the Justice Department, has recused himself from that investigation.
Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey be removed from...