President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House said in a statement today.
"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office.," according to the statement. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."
CBS News video report:
"I nevertheless concur with the judgment of [DOJ] that you are not able to effectively lead the [FBI]," POTUS writes in letter to Comey. pic.twitter.com/tAjFGe9XSk— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 9, 2017