Don’t want to dwell on Trump’s decision, have come to terms with my sacking: James Comey
Amidst a raging political storm over his abrupt dismissal, FBI chief James Comey told his colleagues on Thursday that the US President had the right to sack him for any reason “or for no reason at all” and that he had come to terms with it.
In a farewell letter to his colleagues at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Comey, 56, said he does not plan to dwell on the decision of President Donald Trump to fire him or the “way it was executed.” “It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply,” Comey said a day after he was unceremoniously removed as America’s top sleuth.
Comey was in the third year of his 10-year term, when he was dismissed by Trump. “He (Comey) wasn’t doing a good job. Very simply. He was not doing a good job,” Trump said on Wednesday.
The White House said Comey had lost the confidence of Trump, who was looking to fire him from day one. “I have long believed that a president can fire an FBI director for any reason, or for no reason at all,” Comey wrote.
“I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the …read more