The announcement apparently took the White House by surprise, with Trump only being informed of it after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had signed the order.
Comey had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year’s presidential election in the United States, describing the allegations as “simply rumors” that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday returned to Chicago – where he gave his victory speech in 2008 – to deliver an emotional farewell speech in front of thousands of Americans, calling on the people to defend their democracy.
Ilhan Omar has made history by becoming the first Somali-American to be sworn in as a lawmaker in the United States of America.
Protesters have again taken to the streets of some cities in the United States as the electoral college ratified the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President, despite a last-ditch effort to deny him the White House.
The Kremlin has described the claims by the United States that Russia hacked into its official emails, as “indecent”, urging President Obama and the CIA “to either stop talking about this or finally present some sort of proof.”
US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016 . The Magazine described him as the President of the “Divided States of America.”
The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500 million to Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign during the just-concluded election in the United States.
The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about First Lady Michelle Obama.