James Comey has been fired as FBI Director by President Donald Trump.
The shocking development took place as Comey was leading an investigation into the administration's dealings with Russia, therefore raising a few very obvious red flags.
Did Trump cut Comey loose because he fears what the FBI will discover in this investigation?
There seems to be almost no other way to interpret this morally and legally questionable course of action.
In response to the firing, celebrities from across Hollywood jumped on social media and reacted in stunned horror...
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TRUMP FIRES COMEY! ABSOLUTE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE! ABSOLUTE EVIL!
Well @realDonaldTrump said he was gonna create new jobs ! #ftp #pelosmelapela
HOUSEWIVES PLAYBOOK: he saw Cynthia rip up Nene's friendship contract and thinks he can do the same thing.
The only person I'd trust as new Director of FBI is fictional character Fox Mulder.
TRUMP’S BEING INVESTIGATIVED BY FBI DIRECTOR COMEY 4 COLLUSION WITH PUTIN,TAKING BRIBES FROM RUSSIA,TURKEY, MANILA,CHINA.#NIXONTRUMPGATE
Comey Fired!!! Finally.
Comey. You're Fired. I think Trump had had enough of on the other hand? He should have prosecuted Hillary. We all know it.
This is a coup d'ètat, yes? #COMEY
House of Cards
Here. Here is something even tastier.
The Daily Show
From Russia, without any kind of love.
Special Prosecutor, please....
Donald Trump definitely has syphillis!! Who would act like this? Nixon must have had syphillis too! @MitchMcConnell you better wake up.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
There's no fifth option? Really?!?
Wow. I have no love for Comey but....Rather than drain the swamp, T is emptying the halls. Who's left? His kids and a bunch of amateurs.
COMEY FIRED! Dirty, corrupt things afoot. The truth will all come out. The unraveling continues... Hold the election over. Dirty. Corrupt.
Wonder if Trump will nominate me to serve as FBI director. Don't laugh. Being a white man, I'm totally in the running.
Michael Ian Black
Firing the FBI Director seems like the kind of thing a President does when he knows he's going to jail. (See: Nixon, Richard).
Jesus. It's terrifying how funny this is.
Ira Madison III
Welcome to the new FBI. [SHUDDER]
The wheels are coming off the crazy bus. He can fire those who might discover it, but the truth will out. Tick tock, time's almost up.
The President of the United States just fired the head of the FBI who is currently investigating him. Our democracy is toast. Bye Felicia.
So will Tiffany be going to law school while she's running the FBI? Pace yourself, girl!
The firing of Comey is a very dangerous development for this republic. Make no mistake we are now living under a fascist regime.