Holding a press briefing in the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to directly tackle the “nugget of big news,” the termination of FBI Director James Comey.
She started off by saying that the Department of Justice, as well as members of parliament, had “clearly lost confidence in Comey” over the last several months, and that the FBI had lost confidence in their own director. She also mentioned that there had been an erosion of confidence between Comey and the president since the day he was elected.
Sanders said that Trump has accepted the recommendation of his Deputy Attorney General to remove James Comey from his position. He also spoke to several members of parliament before making his final decision to remove James Comey from his position.
Surprisingly, the Deputy Attorney General Sanders cited had referred to Comey as a “man of upstanding character and essentially the gold standard of the Department of Justice,” even after Comey threw a stick of dynamite in the DOJ, went around their chain of command, and held a press conference without letting either the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General know.