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