May 10, 2017
PHOTO BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey days after officials say he asked for more resources to pursue the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
Comey had been criticized for his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices, as well as his Oct. 28 letter to Congress. Now, the White House says Trump had been considering firing Comey since the election, the Associated Press reports.