Trump blasts Dems for their disquiet over Comey's termination

| Updated: May 11, 2017 08:44 IST

New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has slammed the Democrats for criticising his firing of FBI director James Comey, accusing them of "pretending to be aggrieved" and "hypocrisy." Trump took to Twitter to blast the Democrats and said, "Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey," Trump wrote in a tweet. "Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862387734492663808">May 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The Democrats have raised concerns about the "timing" of the sudden termination of Comey. Earlier, in a bid to sweep away the man who is responsible for an investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year's elections, the U.S. President fired Comey. In a signed letter, Trump informed Comey that he was "hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately," explaining that he reached the conclusion that Comey was "not able to effectively lead the bureau," CNN reported. "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission," the letter added. "I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours." The sudden move invoked diverse, and sharp, reactions, mostly high profile from the U.S. Senate. Initial reactions to Comey's termination presented an almost clear picture of the United States administrative hyperbola. However, Trump's controversial move found some support from Republicans even as more Democrat senators expressed disquiet over the sacking of Comey. (ANI)

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