Why did Trump fire Comey and was he entitled to do so?

So let’s look at the real reasons why Trump sacked Comey. What was it that Comey did to deserve being fired?

Officially, the President has held the power to appoint and dismiss the director of the FBI at his or her discretion since 1968.

However, the only FBI Director to be fired was William S. Sessions by Bill Clinton and that was for serious misconduct. Did Comey participate in any similar serious misconduct? I don’t think so.


So, what then are the reasons for Trump’s firing of Comey? Well, as Trump said, it was officially because of Comey’s handling of the Clinton e-mails but later, in an NBC interview, he said he was going to fire him regardless because it was “this Russia thing”.


An here is the Trump – Lester Holt NBC interview:

When it comes down to it, it basically seems to be a matter of Trump taking a personal dislike to Comey, and his looking around for reasons to justify his sacking. Now whether is was also because of the investigation into Trump election officials colluding with Russia in the 2016 election – well, we will just have to wait and see.

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