Via Drudge: President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, shortly after he provided misleading testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about classified emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's computer.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed to reporters that 'the president has accepted the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.'
A written statement from Spicer, sent minutes later, confirmed that Trump 'acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.'
Trump said: 'The FBI is one of our nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.'
Testifying about the Clinton email controversy last week, Comey said his agents uncovered 'hundreds of thousands' of emails on the laptop of disgraced ex-Rep. Weiner that Abedin has forwarded her now-estranged husband so he could print them out for her.
Now it appears Comey misspoke.
Gregory A. Brower, the FBI's assistant director in the Office of Congressional Affairs, wrote to the Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon to 'clarify' Comey's testimony about Abedin's role in allowing classified material to find its way to her husband's computer.
Most of the 'hundreds and thousands' of emails, Brower wrote, were there as a result of backups of other devices – and not manually sent by Abedin.
Only 'two e-mail chains containing classified information were manually forwarded to Mr. Weiner's account,' he wrote.
Ten additional chains contained classified material – all part of device backups – and 'all twelve' had already been reviewed by the FBI.
The president personally called Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday to tell her he was firing his FBI director, according to the senator, who is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.