President Trump has fired James Comey, the now former Director and boss of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is only second time in US history for boss of the FBI to be fired. Mr Comey at first thought news of his firing was prank and he didn't believe it. He was in Los Angeles to address employees at FBI field office. While talking to FBI agents, he saw news program reporting on fact that President Trump had removed him from his position. FBI staff then confirmed to Mr Comey that he had indeed been fired. White House hand delivered letter from President Trump to Mr Comey at his Washington office informing him of his firing, but Comey was not there to receive it.
sacking is now huge political story in USA. Many newspapers and TV news stations are saying Mr Comey was fired because he was investigating President Trump's alleged links to Russia. Journalists are saying sacking is to try to cover up scandal concerning President Trump and Russia. The White House denied this, saying sacking had nothing to do with Russia. Officials stated that Comey was removed from his position because of his mishandling of investigations into Hillary Clinton's e-mails when she was Secretary of State. They said this left him unable to effectively lead FBI. President Trump said it was time for "new beginning" at USA's "crown jewel of law enforcement".