Trump Might Dismiss Comey As FBI Director
President-elect Donald Trump has indicated he might dismiss FBI Director James Comey after taking office in January.
Comey is three years into a 10-year term as director. The director’s term is set to run over presidencies to avoid politicization of the office. The director serves at the president’s pleasure and may be dismissed at any time. However, a norm has evolved dictating that a director should only be fired in connection with corruption or ethics issues.
Calls for his resignation or dismissal mounted in the waning days of the general election, as furious Democrats upbraided his handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her service in the Obama administration. – READ MORE