Brownback Nominated as Religious Liberty Ambassador
Jul 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump will nominate Gov. Samuel Dale Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State.
In the ambassadorship, Gov. Brownback will lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, which is under the umbrella of the State Department and charged with promoting religious freedom as a foreign policy objective. The Office of International Religious Freedom monitors religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, recommends and implements policies in respective regions or countries, and develops programs to promote religious freedom.
Mr. Brownback has been Governor of Kansas since 2011 and served as a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Representative in the House of Representatives from Kansas. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
“I commend President Trump for nominating Gov. Sam Brownback as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Innocent people around the world are imprisoned, tortured, and persecuted for their faith. Christians and religious minorities are suffering more persecution than at any time in history. Gov. Brownback has proven that he will fight for religious freedom and will do an excellent job defending this sacred freedom around the world,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
Comey Leaked His Personal Memos In Attempt To Harm, Overthrow President Trump
POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI 8 JUNE 2017
Trying to defeat President Trump proved as futile as trying to embrace the wind, so those who are opposed to the popular U.S. leader scheme in every imaginable way against him, instead. Creating fake stories of him cheating with Russian prostitutes, Putin hacking in his favor, and even of him hurting women with locker room talk have been employed.
The Washington Times reported today that one other foul tactic has been exposed. It is being reported that former F.B.I. Director, James Comey, “orchestrated the leak of details of his memos of his conversations with President Trump,” according to this testimony.
He goal was to “spur the Justice Department” to use an Independent Persecutor to “probe the Trump operation,” the Times writes. In other words, the goal has been to try and get the president independently probed for no reason other than fake news about Russia.
The plotting former Department head called on his friend from Columbia University to work as a conduit with reporters.
Comey stopped short of naming the professor but admits that he wanted to “get the information out” after Trump tweeted about disputes involving former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
“I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” confessed the conniving Comey. This is a common tactic used to further crooked agendas. Not always is the law broken, but the spirit of the law is always in tatters.
Roy Blunt (R-MO) did not fully accept the sincerity Comey’s statement and said, “What you do there is create a source close to the former director of the FBI, as opposed to just taking responsibility yourself.”
Why was/is James Comey (pictured) so very against Trump and all that he has rightfully achieved?
After having his cowardice exposed, Comey claimed that he was deeply disturbed by his talk with Trump and he took notes of the exchange himself. He felt that the President would “lie” about his words later if he did not do so.
Comey even schemed to write the memos in such a way as to not be classified in nature so that he would face no time behind bars but still be free to bash the President in an attack that he himself would not own up to.
With this insight into the “likable” persona of this very biased man, is it any wonder that Trump chose to no longer allow him to remain at his post?
Sources: The Washington Times –
Were senators under surveillance by Obama administration?
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, on allegations Sen. Rand Paul and another senator were under surveillance by the Obama administration and President Trump's travel ban.
POLITICS Breaking: Judge Reveals Scalia Wiretap Bombshell…Media Dead Silent
BY JOHN FALKENBERG
ON MAY 16, 2017 AT 3:02PM
Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano just made a stunning claim about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and President Barack Obama.In a segment this week on the Fox News Business Network’s “Mornings With Maria,” Napolitano said he was told by Scalia that Scalia thought the Supreme Court was under surveillance by the administration of former President Barack Obama.
“Justice Scalia told me he often thought the court was being surveilled, and he told me that probably four or five years ago,” Napolitano said in the clip shown below.
That’s huge for a couple of reasons.
First of all, if that claim is true, it’s a gross overreach of the executive branch into the judicial branch, to say the least. But much, much more than that, think of the massive rulings that were made over the course of the Obama presidency:
Two crucial Obamacare rulings. Gay marriage legalized nationwide — one of the most controversial rulings in recent memory. And if Obama’s White House really did have the Supreme Court under surveillance, Obama could have been inappropriately informed about all of it.
And, as the judge pointed out in the segment, “the use of intelligence data for political purposes is a felony.”
Let’s not forget that President Donald Trump had also made similar accusations against the Obama administration not long ago
It’s a strange coincidence for several prominent politicians — including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has recently made formal requests for information on his own possible surveillance by the Obama administration — to be claiming the same injury against a man not really known for his uprightness and honesty.
Could there be some truth to this?
At the Conservative Tribune, we’ve discussed Obama’s fascination, shall we way, with surveillance before — this is just further confirmation.
But by all means, mainstream media, go nuts about whatever conversation was had between Trump and the Russians last week.
H/T The Gateway Pundit
History Shows 2002 Comey-Clinton Bailout, Deep Swamp Sounds The Alarm As Indictments Headed
These Two Have Crossed Paths Before, But The Result Has Always Been The Same.
POSTED BY: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN 12 MAY 2017
Washington saw a political firestorm upon learning that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey. The Democrats, as well as the mainstream media, were up in arms about the sudden dismissal.
It seemed strange that the liberals, both in Washington and the media, were so adamant against this decision when six months prior they wanted to fire Comey as well. So what changed?
It’s simple. Ever since Comey met the Clinton family, he has ruled in their favor. Since first meeting the former President and First Lady, Comey has helped them along the way.
Starting with the WhiteWater scandal in the 90s, Comey had investigated the Clintons and found some damaging information. In 1996, he found that Hillary Clinton was involved in mishandling of documents, but passed the case off to different people.
It goes further though. After being appointed Attorney General by former President George W. Bush, Comey was tasked with investigating Bill Clinton in 2002.
Comey Has Investigated The Clintons Before.
The investigation was about how four men, who had donated to the Hillary Clinton Senate campaign, had misappropriated millions of dollars of federal aid. The missing money was set to go to housing, education and business, but never made it there.
CBS reported in 2002 that the case had been closed, with no charges filed. As such, the pardons that former President Clinton had were going to continue. Even though these people were stealing money, and coincidentally tied to the Clintons, Comey didn’t choose to pursue it.
In other words, Comey has spent nearly two decades associated and investigating the Clinton family. In that amount of time, which included several high-profile cases, he always ruled in their favor.
This includes the highly publicized Hillary email scandal ruling last summer. No wonder Democrats were upset at the firing. Comey always ruled in favor of the Clintons; with his firing, it means they won’t have a free pass anymore.
Sources: The Gateway Pundit – CBS – Time
One Sentence Instantly Struck Fear In Deep State Leakers Hearts
Deep State operatives thought they could escape scot-free for illegally leaking classified information to hurt Donald Trump.
They thought they were protected by virtue alone and by being the anonymous sources for so-called “mainstream” media outlets.
But one sentence struck fear in their hearts.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he was asked about the illegal leaks that have plagued the administration.
Any false sense of security Deep State leakers possessed was shattered by his answer.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said there are multiple investigations into government leaks that he said have been “extraordinarily damaging” to national security.
When asked by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) during an intelligence committee hearing if the Justice Department is going to prosecute leaks to the fullest extent of the law, Sessions confirmed that there are active investigations underway.
The attorney general said leaks are “already resulting in investigations, and I’m — I fear that some people may find that they wish they hadn’t leaked.”
“Some of these leaks, as you well know, are extraordinarily damaging to the United States security, and we have got to restore a regular order principle,” Sessions said. “We cannot have persons in our intelligence agencies … or in Congress leak sensitive matters.”
Illegal leaks have thrown the Trump administration off stride since before they even took office.
Leaks about intercepted communications between Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador appeared in the Washington Post weeks before the inauguration.
Flynn was never accused of wrongdoing in these leaks, but they created an air of suspicion.
He was eventually fired when his private statements to the Vice President did not line up with what was discussed on the calls regarding Russian sanctions.
But Flynn was smeared as a traitor on baseless speculation.
Similarly, illegal leaks about Jared Kushner’s meeting with the Russian Ambassador to set up a backchannel communication system also damaged the administration.
Kushner’s meeting was perfectly normal, but the explosive manner in which the story was framed led many to believe Kushner was a Russian spy committing treason.
Trump has also said on multiple occasions that the Russia story is fake news and the real scandal is the illegal leaks.
Evidence backs him up.
No proof of collusion between Trump officials and Russia exists.
And the only criminal conduct that has been alleged in the entire affair has been the illegal leaking of classified information.
For months, Trump supporters have been wondering when the administration was going to prosecute the leakers and tear the Deep State asunder.
Now that Sessions has revealed leak investigations are under way, it’s only a matter of time before Deep State leakers are brought to justice.
California Forces Farmer To Pay $2.8 Million Fine For Plowing His Own Field
POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI
24 MAY 2017
If someone tried to warn the world that environmentalism, the cult of global warming, the United Nations, and the insidious Agenda 21 were all connected and working against us, that someone would be sized for a straight jacket in PC America. Still, that is precisely what is happening, and a farmer in California found out firsthand just how true it is.
John Duarte, according to The Free Beacon, purchased 450 acres near Modesto in 2012 and is currently being sued by an overreaching federal government “for plowing near areas the government considers to be ‘waters of the United States.'” The man faces a $2.8 million dollar fine for tending to his own land.
Because this could set a terrible precedent and may work to bankrupt other independent farms, Duarte’s attorney Anthony Francois said, “The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops.”
The lawyer is with the libertarian-friendly Pacific Legal Foundation, a “nonprofit fights for private property rights and limited government,” USA Today reports.
Showing how those who’ve warned that food was to be used as a tool for control as powerful movements are made against Constitutional sovereignty, Francois warns, “We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations.”
This lawyer plans to fight for the rights of the farmer being bullied by big government.
That seems to have been the plan along. The president of Nestle’ said that even water is not a human right and had to back peddle his remarks as the drought that some allege that he worsened rages on.
Are we seeing something similar here?
The case heads to trial in August with the ever-restrictive U.S. government claiming “Duarte violated the Clean Water Act because he did not obtain a permit to work near the wetlands.” According to the Constitution, no such right exists for this to be the case.
The Beacon piece also writes that the lawyer said, “farmers plowing their fields are exempt from federal rules” and that the land was plowed only to a depth “of between 4 and 7 inches.”
Since such a depth wss a threat to nothing whatsoever, it is clear that the hand of NWO inspired government is seen here. If the importance of this is doubted, be sure to check the groccery receipt during the next store visit.
We are paying for this madness every day!
Sources: The Free Beacon – USA Today
Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Records of Alleged Russian Tampering in the 2016 Election that were Shared with Senator Benjamin Cardin
MAY 10, 2017
The New York Times reported ‘a cache of documents marked “secret”’ was sent to Senator Cardin
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for all records provided by them to Senator Benjamin Cardin’s office related to alleged Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-00852)).
The suit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a March 2, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress. In one instance, the State Department sent a cache of documents marked “secret” to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the Jan. 20 inauguration. The documents, detailing Russian efforts to intervene in elections worldwide, were sent in response to a request from Mr. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, and were shared with Republicans on the panel.
This is the fourth Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (see here, here, here) related to the surveillance, unmasking, and illegal leaking targeting President Trump and his associates.
“Did the Obama State Department improperly share classified information with a Democrat Senator as part of an anti-Trump scheme?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Needless to say, the Senate won’t be investigating Senator Cardin’s role in any potential violations of law, but Judicial Watch is going to federal court to do just that.”
OBAMA Stealing our lands by Presidential Proclamations .. Obama was very busy on Feb 12, 2016 watch this video by Lorri Anderson
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
~~ Thomas Jefferson
Have you ever wonder what Senators are writing books and how do they find the time?
These books, written by senators who serve in the 115th Congress (2017-2018), range from public policy to fiction to history.
Friends, Japanese and Tennesseans: A Model of U.S.-Japan Cooperation. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.
Going to War in Sailboats: Why Nuclear Power Beats Windmills for America's Green Energy Future. 2010.
Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.
Six Months Off: An American Family's Australian Adventure. New York: William Morrow, 1988.
Steps Along the Way: A Governor's Scrapbook. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.
The Tennesseans: A People and Their Land. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.
We Know What to Do: A Political Maverick Talks with America. New York: William Morrow, 1995.
Jobs without People: The Coming Crisis for Missouri's Workforce: Final Report of the Governor's Council on Literacy. Jefferson City, MO: Governor's Advisory Council on Literacy, October 1989.
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. New York: Ballantine, 2016.
Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority, 3rd ed. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2004.
Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed. New York: New Press, 2004.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Susan M. Collins
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. New York: Broadside Books, 2015.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. New York: Twelve, 2017.
I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! Affirmations by Stuart Smalley. New York: Dell Publishing, 1992.
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. New York: Dutton, 2003.
Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness. New York: Dutton, 2002.
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. New York: Delacorte Press, 1996.
The Truth (With Jokes). New York: Dutton, 2005.
Why Not Me? The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency. New York: Dell Publishing, 2000.
Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. New York: Ballantine Books, 2014.
My Story. Washington, D.C.: Paid for by Lindsey Graham, 2015.
Smart on Crime. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009.
Orrin G. Hatch
An American, a Mormon, and a Christian: What I Believe. Cedar Fort, Inc./C F I Distribution , 2012.
The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities. Savant Press, 1983.
Higher Laws: Understanding the Doctrines of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995.
Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2012.
Angus S. King, Jr.
Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America. Camden, ME: Down East, 2011.
The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Uncovering the Dome. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1982.
The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment Is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2011.
Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document. New York: Sentinel, 2015.
Why John Roberts Was Wrong about Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling. Ebook: Threshold Editions, 2013.
Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government. New York: Sentinel, 2017.
Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. New York: Random House, 2005.
Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House, 1999.
Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. New York: Twelve Books, 2007.
Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.
Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life. New York: Random House, 2004.
Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 2002.
Plenty Ladylike. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015.
The Long Game: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2016.
Edward J. Markey
Nuclear Peril: The Politics of Proliferation. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1982.
Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes. New York: New American Library, 2009.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Mission: An American Congressman's Voyage to Space. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1998.
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds. New York: Center Street, 2012.
Our Presidents and Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders. New York: Center Street, 2015.
Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America. New York: Center Street, 2015.
The Tea Party Goes to Washington. New York: Center Street, 2011.
Wisdom's Paradise: The Forgotten Shakers of Union Village. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 2004.
100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2006.
American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. New York: Sentinel, 2015.
An American Son: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2012.
Bernard Sanders (Bernie)
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
Outsider in the House. New York: Verso, 1997.
Outsider in the White House. New York: Verso, 2015.
The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class. New York: Nation Books, 2011.
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Charles E. Schumer
Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 2007.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
The Road to Prosperity: How to Grow Our Economy and Revive the American Dream. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.
All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan. New York: Free Press, 2005.
As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Bankruptcy and Revised Article 9: Statutory Supplement. New York: Aspen Law and Business, 2001-2002.
Business Bankruptcy. Washington, DC: Federal Judicial Center, 1993.
Chapter 11: Reorganizing American Businesses: Essentials. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008.
Comprehensive Commercial Law: Statutory Supplement. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2003.
A Fighting Chance. New York: Metropolitan, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems. New York: Aspen Publishers, various editions.
Secured Credit: A Systems Approach . New York: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, various editions.
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are Going Broke. New York: Basic Books, 2004.
Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. New York: The New Press, 2017.
On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live a Full, Honorable, and Truly American Life. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2012.
Hamtramck City Council 5/12/17 pt 5/5---
Michigan City Gives Muslims Control, But What Happens Next Is Shocking
If This Is What A Majority Muslim Council Brings, Then No Thanks!
POSTED BY: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN 6 JUNE 2017
The state of Michigan is home to several notable accomplishments. They have multiple successful sports teams, they border on Lake Michigan, and helped turn the tide of this year’s election.
However, they are also known for having the highest concentration of Muslims in the United States. Dearborn, MI has been in the news a couple times, due to violence and worry from the citizens regarding President Donald Trump.
Another city has just replicated Dearborn, as Hamtramck has a city council that is majority Muslim, which is the first in the country. They held an emergency meeting to determine if they should allow the city manager’s contract to expire, or if they should extend it for a short period of time.
That was what was supposed to happen at the meeting. What actually happened was a tremendous amount of screaming, yelling and swearing. In the end, when everything calmed down – which is a stretch to say the least – nothing was accomplished.
Warning: Video Contains Graphic Language
The council members wanted to let the city manager go, and the four present members voted to do so. That didn’t sit well with the people that were there, and even MORE shouting and yelling occurred.
Essentially, once the yelling died down, the city lawyer was able to say that FIVE votes are needed to terminate a contract.
The city’s mayor, Mayor Majewski was away visiting her mother. In other words, having a council full of mostly Muslims shows what is going to happen.
What’s troubling is that these people didn’t know how many votes were needed to end a contract. How are they trusted to be in charge when they don’t know that law?
It was already in the open that Councilman Anam Miah and the city manager, Katrina Powell, didn’t have the best relationship. However, this incident proved that they didn’t care about what the people wanted. If this is what diversity looks like, nothing is going to get done.
Sources: Creeping Sharia – Pamela Geller – Detroit Metro Times
Tue May 9, 2017 | 9:28pm EDT
Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON
U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome.
The Republican president said he fired Comey, the top U.S. law enforcement official, over his handling of an election-year email scandal involving then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The move stunned Washington and raised concerns among Democrats and others that the White House was trying to blunt the FBI probe involving Russia.
Some Democrats compared Trump's move to the "Saturday Night Massacre" of 1973, in which President Richard Nixon fired an independent special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal.
White House officials denied allegations that there was any political motive in the move by Trump, who took office on Jan. 20.
But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he spoke to Trump and told him he was "making a very big mistake" in firing Comey, adding the president did not "really answer" in response.
An independent investigation into Moscow's role in the election "is now the only way to go to restore the American people’s faith," Schumer said.
Senator Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is overseeing its own investigation into Russian interference during the election, said in a statement he was troubled by the timing of Comey's termination.
"His dismissal, I believe, is a loss for the Bureau and the nation," Burr said.
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election, with the aim of helping Trump.
Russia has repeatedly denied any meddling in the election and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russia.
RESTORING 'PUBLIC TRUST'
Trump, in a letter to Comey released by the White House, said: "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission."
The president told Comey in the letter that he accepted the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he could no longer provide effective leadership. Comey's term was to run through September 2023. He was appointed director by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2013.
Sessions advised Trump's campaign before being picked by the president to lead the Justice Department. Sessions had recused himself from involvement in the Russia investigation, after he misstated his own 2016 contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington.
Pushing back against critics of the move, White House officials said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a career prosecutor who took office on April 25, assessed the situation at the FBI and concluded that Comey had lost his confidence.
Rosenstein sent his recommendation to Sessions, who concurred and they forwarded their recommendation to Trump, who accepted it on Tuesday, they said.
The White House released a memo in which Rosenstein wrote: "I cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken."
A White House official said Trump aide Keith Schiller hand-delivered the letter firing Comey to the FBI.
Trump, in his letter to Comey, said: "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."
Comey, 56, had been the target of criticism from many quarters for his handling of a probe involving Clinton's use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state under Obama. As recently as Tuesday, the FBI clarified remarks that Comey made on the matter last week.
Trump had originally criticized the FBI director for not pursuing criminal charges against Clinton last July, but later lavished praise on him.
Comey had said in July the Clinton email case should be closed without prosecution, but then declared - 11 days before the Nov. 8 election - that he had reopened the investigation because of a discovery of a new trove of Clinton-related emails.
Clinton and other Democrats say they believe Comey's decision help cost her the election.
Several current and former U.S. intelligence officials questioned the White House explanation for Comey's firing.
"Trump praised him for the work on the email investigation, so that’s not it," said Austin Berglas, a former FBI supervisory agent on hacking cases. "I think he realized the extent of the Russia investigation under way and moved him out. To me, that’s the only logical explanation right now."
"The reason they’re giving for firing Comey doesn’t add up," said a senior U.S. official who has served in both Democratic and Republican administrations for more than 20 years.
"There has to be another reason, and I can think of only two possibilities. One is that despite the facts, the president considers Comey a political animal, and not a friendly species. The second is that he’s afraid of a real investigation into his Russia business," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told a Senate panel that she had informed the White House on Jan. 26 that Trump's then-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was at risk of blackmail by Moscow because he had been untruthful about his discussions with the Russian ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.
Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, was later fired by Trump after she declined to defend his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, a policy that Trump said would help protect Americans from Islamist militants.
(Additional reporting by Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn, John Walcott, Rick Cowan and Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Warren Strobel; Editing by Peter Cooney)
Full Definition of socialism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods