WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pulled a move from the Apprentice and fired FBI Director James Comey.
This removes the top federal law-enforcement official who was overseeing a criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The reason Trump gave for firing Comey? The director’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, even though it was Trump who benefited the most from that whole fiasco.
Comey found out about his fate from a TV news report while he was speaking at an FBI field office in L.A. He laughed at first, thinking it was a prank. Guess the joke’s on him.
The Democrats quickly accused Trump of interfering with the independence of law enforcement.
Trump’s firing has drawn comparisons to Nixon after he purged the Justice Department in the middle of the Watergate investigation.
Meanwhile, the White House has already started looking for a new director. Trump Jr., Eric — or maybe Tiffany?