(ZH) The initially amicable, then increasingly more controversial, contentuous and, finally, rancorous relationship between President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey has just concluded with the utterance of two of Trump’s favorite words: ‘You’re fired.”

According to a statement issued by the White House, the firing of Comey comes at the recommendation of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Below is the full statement from the White House:

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.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” said President Trump.

A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.

In a separate letter to Comey, Trump said that “you are not able to effectively lead” the FBI, new leadership is needed to restore trust.

Quoted by Reuters, Republican Senator Graham said after Comey was fired that he believes a “fresh start” will serve the FBI and the nation well.

Will Trump’s termination of Comey be perceived as retribution? Perhaps: recall that two months ago Comey announced that the FBI was investigating alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Getting rid of Comey would be one way to put any FBI probe on indefinite hold.

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This article first appeared on Zero Hedge.

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  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Here comes the beginning of the end. May it be swift, brutal, and without mercy! *pulls up a lawn chair and idly sips a beer*

    • billdeserthills

      I was thinking the same thing, now hillary can get her revenge

    • avelworldcreator

      And afterward you can honestly say “I told you so” to all those that will bother to listen.

  • Ohio0331

    Good

  • alexandra

    Maybe now Comey can now get a good nights sleep. He has been so busy skateboarding the political swamp for so long he lost all sense of what he originally signed up for when he joined the FBI.

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