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Outrageous reactions pour in after Trump fires Comey: 'Finally,' 'Good Riddance,' 'Nixonian

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President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, and the president wasted no time in beginning the search for a new FBI Director to take Comey's place.

In a letter addressed to Comey, Trump wrote:

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 with 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 for the FBI 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

Republican Sen. of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, released his own statement that appeared to support Trump's decision to fire Comey.

“I know this was a difficult decision for all concerned. I appreciate Director Comey’s service to our nation in a variety of roles.”

“Given the recent controversies surrounding the director. I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests.”

Immediately after Comey was unceremoniously fired, reactions from political figureheads began pouring in from all corners of the internet.

See some of the biggest reactions to Comey's firing below.

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