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The in writing reason for Comey's dismissal -- according to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that was circulated by the White House -- was for mishandling the probe into Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's emails.
This is a win/power play by Rudy Giuliani and the New York office of the FBI.
Keep this in mind from last week:
Is the FBI Investigating Leaks to Rudy Giuliani?
Here's Trump's Letter Firing Jim Comey as Director of the FBI