Former FBI Director James Comey found out on Tuesday that President Donald Trump fired him when Comey saw the news on TV, according to several reports.
According to a New York Times report, Comey was giving a speech to a group of FBI employees in Los Angeles when news broke of his termination, and he found out that he had been fired when the news was displayed on TV screens in the background.
CNN also reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, that Comey learned of his termination from TV coverage.
Comey learned of firing as he addressed FBI employees in LA. TV screens in background flashed news of firing. Letter was then given to FBI.
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) May 9, 2017
JUST IN: FBI Director James Comey learned from TV that he was fired, according to law enforcement sources https://t.co/jKAyFRZO2X
— CNN (@CNN) May 10, 2017
Source in the FBI field office in LA tells me Comey was in the LA office when his firing was announced and he found out by seeing it on TV.
— Yashar (@yashar) May 9, 2017