Williams: Firing Comey 'Important Way of FBI Regaining Credibility'
Eboni Williams said that by President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, it allows the Justice Department to "regain credibility."
Trump sent a letter to Comey saying that he has been terminated on the advice of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Dear Director Comey:
I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
It is essential that we find new leadership that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Donald J. Trump
Williams said that under Comey's tenure, the DOJ has become politicized and the rank and file attorneys "don't feel respected" by their superiors.
"Depending on who his replacement is, this is an important way to regain credibility," Williams said.
University of Pennsylvania faculty Ezekiel Emanuel called it "a political move" but agreed that Comey's tenure was rife with controversy over his handling of the Clinton email scandal.
He noted that Comey, a former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was a Republican appointed to the FBI by a Democrat - President Obama.
The panel on "The Fox News Specialists" all agreed that the now-former director's replacement should be someone apolitical.