JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ
President Donald Trump has just fired FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s letter states that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”
The President’s letter further states that, based on the recommendation of both the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, Comey is “hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.”
This is not only constitutional, it is absolutely the right decision. Unfortunately, as we said on numerous occasions Comey “has broken the sacred trust of the American people.” We have repeatedly called for his removal from office. Over 236,000 of you have joined this call.
Comey has been coy with Congress, inserted himself into the political debate like no other FBI director in history, and has quite frankly become untrustworthy in office.
As President Trump correctly noted: “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”
Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a number 1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he’s been on the front lines – working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena. At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued 12 cases – including several landmark cases which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation.
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