The Washington Post reports:
President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, at the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials who said he had treated Hillary Clinton unfairly and in doing so damaged the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.
The startling development comes as Comey was leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of Trump may have coordinated with Russia to interfere with the U.S. presidential election last year. It wasn’t immediately clear how Comey’s ouster will affect the Russia probe, but Democrats said they were concerned that his ouster could derail the investigation.
This is surreal. Some Democrats blamed Comey for losing Clinton the election. And Trump has sacked on the grounds he was unfair to Clinton. The same Trump who said Comey was too soft on her, and said he wanted her jailed.
So is this what it seems, or was this an excuse to get Comey out of the way for reasons related to the Russia probe?
The President has the power and right to fire the FBI Director and appoint them. Who he appoints as the new Director will be critical.