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As Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey it was hard to figure out if he was draining the swamp or digging himself a new one.   Bill English was asked and isn’t going near it either.

Prime Minister Bill English says the abrupt sacking of FBI director James Comey is “a matter for President Trump”.

US President Donald Trump fired Comey this morning in a shock dismissal.

English met Comey only weeks ago at a gathering of intelligence and security agencies related to the Five Eyes spying network in Queenstown.

Asked for his impressions of the former FBI director, English said “he was just the usual, professional, civilised senior American public servant”.

He also was the one that put the banana skin in front of the Hillary campaign mere weeks before election day.

SIS and GCSB Minister Chris Finlayson said he had met with Comey on a number of occasions, and said “he struck me as a very nice man”.

He would not comment on his sacking, saying he “did not get into those things because it’s a sovereign country and it would be inappropriate”.

Trump’s decision to abruptly fire Comey ignited a political firestorm in the United States.

“Today, President Donald J. Trump informed Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” the White House revealed in a statement, which said Trump had acted on the advice of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

When Comey came to NZ earlier he was boasting to all who listened that Trump couldn’t fire him because he had a water tight ten year contract.


– NZ Herald and news.com.au

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