US President Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked FBI Director James Comey, who led an investigation into alleged Russian intervention in the US presidential election.
This shocking dismissal came at a time when the FBI was investigating the alleged proximity of people close to Trump with Russia to influence the election results.
“The president has accepted the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the federal investigative bureau,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.
Spicer added, The search of a new figure to replace Comey has strated.
President Trump told Comey about his dismissal through a letter.
“Through this letter, you are dismissed from your position and it is applied instantaneously,” said Trump in his letter.
“While I appreciate your announcement, within three different occasions, that I am not being investigated, but it became one of the considerations the Department of Justice, that you are not able to lead the Bureau (FBI),” Trump added.
“It’s important for us to get a new FBI chief to restore public confidence in the FBI’s law enforcement mission,” added Trump.
Each FBI elected and be in charge for 10 years for one term of position.
Comey (56), which is very popular among the FBI agent, newly appointed four years ago.
Until the termination of Comey would raise many questions about the motives of President Trump.
The termination also compared with what the President Richard Nixon’s did of firing the attorney general, a move that would deepen the crisis in his government.
Earlier, the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton accused Comey destroy his chances of becoming president by reopening investigations of her private electronic mail.