Comey Writes Farewell Letter

Comey Writes Farewell Letter

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he was firing FBI director James Comey. Comey has not said anything publicly about his firing, though he did write a farewell letter to his colleagues and staff at the FBI, TheBlaze reported.

In the letter, Comey made it clear that he was moving on from the firing and wasn’t going to make a public spectacle out of the situation.

“I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply,” he wrote.

Comey went on to explain that the FBI should be viewed by the American public as a “rock of competence, honesty, and independence,” and that the people who work for the FBI help make it that sort of rock.

It is ironic that Comey wrote that, when the reason he was fired was that he had caused many people to question the FBI’s independence and honesty because of his actions with both the investigation of the Clinton email scandal and the ongoing probe of Trump’s alleged Russian connections.

“My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution,” he wrote. “If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer.”

You can see the letter here:

It is unclear if Comey will speak out further about his firing in the future, or if he will simply let the letter do the talking for him and simply fade into the background.

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