There may be many rumors as to just why President Donald Trump fired now former FBI Director James Comey. One such rumor goes to tweets this past weekend that President Trump alleged that Comey was ordered to place a wiretap on the phones of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign by former president Obama.
One source is saying that the firing of Comey is to restore public trust and to have confidence in the nations highest law enforcement agency. This after an announcement two weeks before the election about e-mails sent out by Huma Abedin to her husband Anthony Weiner which may have been classified, and in the thousands. Since then the number of suspected classified e-mails has dropped sharply to only a few.
Comey was appointed by President Obama in 2013 to the position of FBI director, which is a ten year term to be non partisan, since presidential elections are held every four years. The last time an FBI Director was fired was in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton let go of William Sessions for unethical conduct.
It is uncertain what legal recourse James Comey will have in his dismissal, and who President Trump is to name as Comey's successor as the FBI Director.