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Donald Trump Breaks His Silence On Firing FBI Director James Comey

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump has broken his silence after he fired FBI Director James Comey more than 12 hours ago, citing the way he handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.

On Twitter Wednesday, the president said Comey will be replaced by someone “who will do a far better job” and will bring back “spirit and prestige” to the FBI.

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“The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!”

“James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.”

“Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!”

Trump also linked to a tweet from Matt Drudge’s account about the 10 biggest scandals while Comey was in charge.

Trump did not make any public statements after Comey’s firing Tuesday night, with the except of a lone tweet where he mocked Sen. Chuck Schumer.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly announced Tuesday night that the president had made the decision to fire Comey after he received two recommendations to do so from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Trump said in a letter to Comey that was dated Tuesday.

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the F.B.I. that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.” (RELATED: Donald Trump Has Fired FBI Director James Comey)