Trump Defends Decision to Fire Comey in Wednesday Morning Tweetstorm

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 10, 2017 8:40 AM
Trump Defends Decision to Fire Comey in Wednesday Morning Tweetstorm

President Trump defended his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey Wednesday morning in a series of tweets.

The president then retweeted a story on the Drudge Report about scandals that happened under Comey.

In his letter recommending the FBI director's removal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Bureau's "reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage” under Comey. Rosenstein outlined the “Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails” as the reason for his recommendation.

Trump then turned his attention to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who said after learning of Comey's firing that "not since Watergate have our legal systems been so threatened, and our faith in the independence and integrity of those systems so shaken." 

Blumenthal appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday and said he was in disbelief when he heard Comey was fired.

“I could not comprehend that the president of the United States was firing an FBI director whose investigation had him, the president, as a potential target,” he said. “It is such a defiance of the rule of law, and common sense, that I could not believe it.”

Update: Trump then called out CNN for reporting fake news.