President Donald Trump’s top aide and former bodyguard hand-delivered a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday informing former FBI Director James Comey on of his termination, according to reports by CNN and NBC News.
Keith Schiller, who ran security for the Trump Organization since 2004 before becoming deputy assistant to the President and director of Oval Office operations, delivered the termination notice in person, CNN and NBC News reported.
Per CNN, Schiller — who an unnamed former aide called the “most underestimated person on Trump’s team” — carried a manila folder containing Trump’s letter terminating Comey to the FBI’s headquarters on Tuesday.
Keith Schiller delivers Director James Comey’s termination letter to the FBI pic.twitter.com/prWfAiwvBD
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Comey was out of town at the time of his firing, and heard the news at the FBI’s Los Angeles field office. Schiller left the letter of termination at Comey’s office rather than delivering it in person, according to CNN, and spent just under an hour in the building.
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This post has been updated.