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Fox News: Comey Didn't See His Firing Coming

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 May 2017 06:28 PM

Former FBI Director James Comey had no clue he was about to be fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon, Fox News reports.

Quoting a former senior FBI official who had been texting his colleagues still in the bureau, Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge said no one inside the FBI was aware anything was amiss.

The source "indicated that if Comey had a heads up, it would have been telegraphed in some way internally, and he would have taken the opportunity to tell the FBI workforce first," Herridge said. "But, apparently that was not the case."

According to other reports, Comey was fired over his July 5 news conference in which he laid out a case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, but said there was no proof she did anything and recommended against prosecution.

That press conference usurped the authority of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

"There has been a sense among career FBI agents that the director had boxed himself in for he had created a lot of enemies on the Democratic side and then also on the Republican side," Herridge said.

"[On] the Republican side for not pursuing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for the mishandling of classified information in the lead up to the presidential election and then also on the Democratic side for not being forthcoming last year about the existence of a counterintelligence investigation that was being run by the FBI into alleged contacts between members of the Trump team and also Moscow."

"Special Report" host Bret Baier questioned the reasoning, saying, "If your boss goes to meet with president Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Arizona and essentially takes herself out of the picture, you have to take the ball and run with it because it is no longer her deal."

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