News Brief: Trump fires FBI Director


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Former FBI Director James Comey

David Worland, Reporter

President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9. Before being fired, Comey was leading the ongoing criminal investigation of Trump’s advisers being allegedly in contact with the Russian government during the 2016 election.

The Trump administration credited the firing to how Comey handled the investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server. Comey learned of his dismissal through a news station while he was addressing a FBI office in Los Angeles. Recent reports have suggested that 11 candidates have been selected by Trump to replace Comey. These candidates include former NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Federal Judge Henry Hudson, Texas Senator John Cornyn, Lawyer Alice Fisher and current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.