Politics FBI releases internal memos from week of James Comey's firing: 'We all miss him'

22:52  10 january  2018
22:52  10 january  2018 Source:   CNBC

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The FBI released two internal documents from the week of James Comey ' s firing . The FBI on Wednesday released internal memos circulated to its staff around the time of former Director James Comey ' s abrupt firing . " We all miss him . And I know that he misses us ," McCabe wrote.

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  • The FBI released two internal documents from the week of James Comey's firing.
  • One is the statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing the dismissal as well as appointing Andrew McCabe as acting director.
  • The other is a letter from McCabe later that week, addressed to FBI staff.
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. © Provided by CNBC Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The FBI on Wednesday released internal memos circulated to its staff around the time of former Director James Comey abrupt firing.

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Former FBI Director James Comey has begun his much-anticipated congressional testimony under oath. Comey is expected to recount a series of interactions with President Donald Trump in the weeks before his firing that he will say made him uncomfortable.

Fired FBI Director James Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday admitted to leaking his own memos to the press. Comey said that after he was dismissed by President Trump, he gave a copy of a memo to a “friend” to then share it with a reporter.

The documents were released through an official FBI records Twitter account.

The first page is a brief statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions from May 9, the day Comey was dismissed.

In the statement, Sessions said President Donald Trump "has exercised his lawful authority to remove James B. Comey, Jr., as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." He also named Deputy Director Andrew G. McCabe as acting director.

The second document is a letter from McCabe to FBI staff, sent on May 12 after what he described as a "tough week" of adjusting to Comey's absence.

"We all miss him. And I know that he misses us," McCabe wrote.

He called on the staff to stay focused on the mission of the agency, despite the recent upheaval.

"So please — hang in there. As men and women of the FBI, we are at our best when times are tough. Please stay focused on the mission, keep doing great work, be good to each other and we will get through this together," he said.

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