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FBI releases internal memos from week of James Comey's firing: 'We all miss him'

Christine Wang
Getty Images. The agency published two documents: a statement from Jeff Sessions and a letter from acting director Andrew McCabe.

The

FBI

on Wednesday released internal memos circulated to its staff around the time of former Director

James Comey's

abrupt firing.

The documents were released through an official FBI records Twitter account.FBI tweet

The first page is a brief statement from Attorney General

Jeff Sessions

from May 9, the day

Comey was dismissed

.

In the statement, Sessions said President

Donald Trump

"has exercised his lawful authority to remove James B. Comey, Jr., as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." He also named Deputy Director

Andrew McCabe

as acting director.

The second document is a letter from McCabe to FBI staff, sent on May 12 after what he described as a "tough week" of adjusting to Comey's absence."We all miss him. And I know that he misses us," McCabe wrote.He called on the staff to stay focused on the mission of the agency, despite the recent upheaval."So please — hang in there. As men and women of the FBI, we are at our best when times are tough. Please stay focused on the mission, keep doing great work, be good to each other and we will get through this together," he said.

The

FBI

on Wednesday released internal memos circulated to its staff around the time of former Director

James Comey's

abrupt firing.

The documents were released through an official FBI records Twitter account.

FBI tweet

The first page is a brief statement from Attorney General

Jeff Sessions

from May 9, the day

Comey was dismissed

.

In the statement, Sessions said President

Donald Trump

"has exercised his lawful authority to remove James B. Comey, Jr., as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." He also named Deputy Director

Andrew McCabe

as acting director.

The second document is a letter from McCabe to FBI staff, sent on May 12 after what he described as a "tough week" of adjusting to Comey's absence.

"We all miss him. And I know that he misses us," McCabe wrote.

He called on the staff to stay focused on the mission of the agency, despite the recent upheaval.

"So please — hang in there. As men and women of the FBI, we are at our best when times are tough. Please stay focused on the mission, keep doing great work, be good to each other and we will get through this together," he said.



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