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US President Donald Trump has dismissed FBI director James Comey, White House says

Al Jazeera is covering the story from a non-biased position.

UPDATE 6: We recommend following the AP for the most current info.

UPDATE 5: “The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions, and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said in a statement.

UPDATE 4: “The President has accepted the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Sean Spicer said.

UPDATE 3: Trump says Comey’s firing ‘will mark a new beginning’ for the FBI

UPDATE 2: Trump says in letter to Comey: ‘You are not able to effectively lead’ the FBI, new leadership needed to restore trust – White House

UPDATE 1: Trump fired FBI’s Comey based on recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions – White House

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