Get the “you’re fired” jokes in, because James Comey is out. Sean Spicer confirmed this during today’s daily press briefing at the White House.
“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,” he said. (We’ll have video shortly.)
The news hit Twitter almost immediately and is already the top trending topic.
James Comey has been fired — Sean Spicer
— jonkarl (@jonkarl) May 9, 2017
BREAKING: Pres. Trump has fired FBI Director Comey, White House says.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) May 9, 2017
"Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he had been terminated".
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) May 9, 2017