WASHINGTON: US president sacks James Comey, saying ‘ today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement’.
President Donald Trump has dismissed the director of the FBI, James Comey, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” a statement from Spicer said on Tuesday.
He added that Trump acted on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“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 the White House statement.
A search for a new permanent FBI director will begin immediately, it added.__Al Jazeera