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President Trump fires James Comey

In a stunning development, President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. In a letter to Comey, Trump wrote, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau." A separate letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton private email investigation as a reason for his firing. The search for Comey's replacement is set to begin immediately.