I’m as excited as a Neurotic Man can get! I’m about to become FBI Director. I haven’t been approached for the job, I haven’t applied for it – I just feel it. Sometimes you know something is going to happen and it is all good. I don’t know if I really want the job but my unemployment is due to run out soon. Why not? I’m sure this Neurotic Man is incompetent enough to please the Donald and that’s all it takes.
“Donald Trump and his allies in the US justice department cited Comey’s handling of the botched investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails as the reason for firing the FBI director.
A statement from the White House said:
Today, President Donald J Trump informed FBI director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and attorney general Jeff Sessions.”
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In a memo to Sessions, which was released by the White House on Tuesday, Rosenstein wrote: “The way the director [Comey] handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong.”
He went on to say:
I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.”
Sessions said the Department of Justice was “committed to a high level of discipline, integrity and the rule of law”, and “a fresh start is needed”. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/10/trump-fires-fbi-director-james-comey-key-questions-answered
I’m as fresh a start as you can come up with. I’ll serve wherever the President wants as long as I don’t have to leave my house.