"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," read the statement issued by the White House Tuesday.
"President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."
Comey was heading the FBI investigation into the possible Russian hacking of Clinton's email servers and whether there was any collusion on the part of Trump associates. A similar investigation is also being conducted by both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. So far, there is no evidence that there was collusion.