Ex-FBI head Comey comes back to Washington

Former FBI Director James Comey returned to Washington, D.C., on May 10 after being unexpectedly fired on May 9.

Comey was at a function in Los Angeles when he saw news on the TV that he had been fired.

Comey was fired at the recommendation from the Justice Department.

He had a difficult interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein pressed Comey on his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Comey announced a reopening of the investigation shortly before the election. A few days later, said it was a false alarm, but Clinton’s poll numbers had fallen.

At a congressional hearing Comey said he felt “faintly nauseous” for his choice to announce the reopening of the investigation.

Decorum dictates that investigations not be discussed, particularly in sensitive settings, unless charges are going to be filed.

Comey had already announced in July that Clinton and her associates had committed no crimes.

At the same time Comey did not disclose that the FBI was actively investigating the Trump campaign for possible ties to Russia.

Rosenstein told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Comey need to go to restore faith in the FBI. Sessions told the president, who made the decision.