James Comey Thought He Had Been Pranked
James Comey thought he had been pranked – the Former FBI Director was in Los Angeles yesterday to address agents at the FBI field office. While addressing the agents news of his firing appeared on televisions tuned in to news channel, according to a Fox News source. Television screens in the field office started flashing news of the firing. Comey laughed at the report. He continued addressing the agents. After he finished his speech he walked into a separate office.
Comey Receives Letter from Trump
Following his speech President Donald Trump’s letter was given to FBI headquarters in Washington, according to the New York Times. According to one account Comey laughed, when hearing the news of his firing from hearing it on TV. He said he thought it was a fairly funny prank.
It was reported that FBI agents were very angry about Comey’s firing. They were also worried about his replacement – who it might be. Comey was widely liked by the FBI. Agents regarded him as a good manager and an independent director. Agents were also upset when they read one of the written comments from the president, “It is essential that we find new leadership in the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.” The agents saw this as an insult to them.
Comey did not comment on his termination.