White House announces President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey

FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Alexandria, Va. Don't expect Comey to reveal much about the bureau's months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of Congress on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (WIAT/AP) – The White House has announced that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.

The firing comes on the heels of an announcement last Thursday from Comey where he claimed that Russian hacks were imminent in future elections. The statement at a panel of the Senate Judiciary Committee capped off a tumultuous few months of investigation.

Comey has recently received scrutiny from the Democratic Party over his handling of a probe into Clinton’s emails that occurred 11 days before the presidential election. The White House says the

The White House says the recommendation came from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

CBS News attained a photo of Sessions’ recommendation to Trump:

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