Here’s why the Trump administration says Comey was fired

By Martin Finucane Globe Staff

In this photo taken May 8, 2017, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Washington. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server says Huma Abedin did not forward “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, as FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Trump administration’s rationale for the firing of FBI Director James Comey is laid out in a memo written by an official many people have probably never heard of: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The White House says President Trump fired Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein.

Sessions said in a memo to Trump that a “fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI. It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.