Comey's Cleveland Connections

CLEVELAND, OH - President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. 

In a statement, Trump says Comey's firing "will mark a new beginning" for the FBI. The White House says the search for a new FBI Director will begin immediately.

James Comey has been no stranger to Cleveland, visiting the Northcoast many times. In a 2015 visit to the downtown campus of Cuyahoga Community College, he spoke of the difficulties of being a law enforcer, and the growing threat of urban crime. 

Right after he became the FBI's number one agent in 2013, Comey came to Cleveland FBI headquarters on Lakeside Avenue to talk about fighting terrorism at home and abroad. 

Comey's firing comes days after he testified on Capitol Hill about the FBI;s investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible connections between Russia and Mr. Trump's campaign.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM 1100)

James Comey in Cleveland 2015

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