President Trump has fired James Comey, the now Director and boss of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is only the time in US history for the boss of the FBI to be fired. Mr Comey at first thought the news of his firing was a and he didn't believe . He was in Los Angeles to address at an FBI field . While talking to FBI agents, he saw a news program reporting on the that President Trump had removed him from his position. FBI staff then confirmed to Mr Comey that he had been fired. The White House hand delivered a letter from President Trump to Mr Comey at his Washington office informing him of his , but Comey was not to receive it.
The sacking is now a political story in the USA. Many newspapers and TV news are saying Mr Comey was fired he was investigating President Trump's alleged to Russia. Journalists are saying the sacking is to try to cover up a concerning President Trump and Russia. The White House denied this, saying the sacking had to do with Russia. Officials stated that Comey was removed from his because of his mishandling of into Hillary Clinton's e-mails when she was Secretary of State. They said this left him unable to lead the FBI. President Trump said it was time for a "new beginning" at the USA's "crown of law enforcement".