Remember that the FBI is currently investigating Trump's ties with Russia.JUST IN: White House fires James Comey as FBI director, Press Sec. Sean Spicer confirms to @MajorCBS.— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 9, 2017
Clearly time to assign that special prosecutor.
Update: Here is more from Politico:
President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey – a move that comes as the FBI is probing potential contacts between Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials ahead of the election.
"The president has accepted the recommendation of the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.
It was not immediately clear exactly why Comey was ousted.
Remember Trump's AG, Jeff Sessions, also has ties to Russia.
So was Comey getting a little too close to the truth for Trump's comfort?
Update 2: Trump's letter to Comey.
Trump's dismissal letter to James Comey: pic.twitter.com/v0RJPnrLgh— Axios (@axios) May 9, 2017