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White House: Trump Was Considering Firing Comey Since Day One

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders today told reporters President Trump had been thinking of axing former FBI Director James Comey since he took office.

From the White House briefing:

The president, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey. The DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey. Bipartisan members of Congress made it clear that they had lost confidence in Director Comey. And most importantly, the rank-and-file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director . . .

And frankly, he’d been considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected. But he did have a conversation with the deputy attorney general on Monday where they had come to him to express their concerns. The president asked that they put those concerns and their recommendation in writing, which is the letter that you guys have received.

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One Response to White House: Trump Was Considering Firing Comey Since Day One

  1. When the briefing was over, the thought that MrTrump has gathered the best and brightest to aid him returned. What a woman!
    Firm, personable, unflappable, knowledgeable, and able to backhand a snide remark without blinking her eyes. Wow.

    Of course, MrComey was a liability. His tenure at the FBI was the only thing the Dems and the Repubs agreed upon – it had to end.
    The Dems/MSM are being silly and ridiculous at his removal from office. They will most likely try to make this a big-ly horror show as if our whole democracy is in peril and only a knight in shining armor could possibly save us from disaster.
    It will be interesting to see who that ‘knight’ will be.