NYT: trump fired the head of the FBI in connection with the refusal to swear allegiance
NEW YORK, may 12. /Offset. TASS Alexey Kachalin/. The starting point for the decision to dismiss the Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) James Komi was his refusal to swear allegiance to the President of the United States Donald Trump. This was reported by the newspaper The New York Times (NYT).
She outlined the two sources of information, which itself Komi told them about his conversation with eye to eye with trump, held a week after his inauguration as the 45th President of the country. The new head of state invited the FBI Director to lunch at the White house. After talking about the election and the inauguration in Washington, trump turned the conversation to another topic, asking if Komi promise to be devoted to him. The Director of the Bureau refused, promising only to always be honest with the President.
On Wednesday, the mainstream media has published a farewell letter Komi to subordinates, in which he said that it has long been suspected trump ability without a valid reason to dismiss him. The President of the USA in interview to TV channel NBC on Thursday said that his decision was influenced by the unwillingness of FBI Director to be loyal to the head of state in politics in the conventional sense. Trump was mentioned that he personally spoke to Komi three times for lunch and twice on the phone.
Trump sent the FBI Director to resign on Tuesday. As previously reported, to take such a measure, he was advised the U.S. attorney General and his Deputy, explaining that Komi is unable to effectively perform its functions. Komi served as Director of the FBI less than four years, he was appointed head of the FBI in the summer of 2013 under the administration of former President Barack Obama. At the head of the Komi Republic, the FBI led the investigation concerning the allegations about the ties of the employees of the campaign headquarters trump with Russia.