Sands: the trump decision to fire the head of the FBI should not affect relations between Russia and the United States


SOCHI, may 10. /TASS/. The decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to resign from the post of Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) James Komi does not affect the relations of Russia and the United States, is an internal affair of Washington. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of how the decision once again raises the issue of alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections could have an effect on bilateral relations.

“We hope that this won’t change, it is absolutely an internal affair of the United States, is a sovereign decision of the President of the United States, which absolutely does not and should not have any relation to the Russian Federation”, – he said.

May 10, the press service of the White house that trump has suspended the Director of the FBI James Komi from performing their duties. The document notes that candidates for the post of the head of Department will begin to pick up immediately. In the message, which was delivered by courier Komi Republic, stressed that his removal from office “effective immediately”, and the reason for his dismissal is that he “could not effectively lead the FBI.”

First Deputy Minister of justice and attorney General of the USA Rod Rosenstein explained that one of the reasons for the release of James Comey from the duties of FBI Director began his error in the final part of a legal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of personal computer servers to conduct official correspondence while she was Secretary of state.

Komi served as Director of the FBI less than four years. He was appointed head of the Bureau in June 2013, ex-US President Barack Obama. In July 2013, the Senate approved it on this post. Before Komi worked as a chief Advisor to aerospace corporations Lockheed Martin and investment firm Bridgewater Associates.

When it was an open case of violations of the presidential candidate of the Democrats Hillary Clinton the rules of official correspondence. Later, Clinton is accused of Komi that this investigation was the cause of her defeat at the polls. At the head of the Komi Republic, the FBI led the investigation into the alleged relations of the employees of the campaign headquarters of Donald trump with Russia.

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