Comey heard of firing on TV while giving a speech to FBI employees.

Comey First Learned He Was Fired From a TV While Giving a Speech to FBI Employees

Comey First Learned He Was Fired From a TV While Giving a Speech to FBI Employees

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May 9 2017 9:23 PM

Comey First Learned He Was Fired From a TV News Report While Giving a Speech to FBI Employees

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FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3.

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Even in the stay classy Trump administration this just about takes the cake for employee disloyalty (via the New York Times):

Mr. Comey was addressing a group of F.B.I. employees in Los Angeles when a television in the background flashed the news that he had been fired. In response, Mr. Comey laughed, saying he thought it was a fairly funny prank. Then his staff started scurrying around in the background and told Mr. Comey that he should step into a nearby office. Mr. Comey stopped addressing the group. He proceeded to shake hands with the employees he had been speaking to. Then he stepped into a side office, where he confirmed that he had been fired. At that point, he had not heard from the White House. Shortly thereafter, a letter from Mr. Trump was delivered to the F.B.I.’s headquarters, just seven blocks from the White House.
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The Trump White House appears to be employing the Bob Sugar technique of employment termination.