From the NY Post:
Lightning rod FBI Director James Comey will continue to lead the nation’s top law enforcement agency, according to a new report.
Comey informed his senior staff that President Trump has asked him to stay on in his role despite the mountain of criticism he received for the way he managed the Hillary Clinton email probe during the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
He was accused by critics of trying to influence the election in Trump’s favor.
Following Trump’s surprise victory in November, the billionaire businessman said during a TV interview that he wasn’t sure if he would keep Comey on. But earlier this month, the newly minted president told Comey during an intelligence briefing that he “hoped he would remain in his position,” the Times said.
Comey then told his senior staff the news during a weekly conference last Wednesday, the paper said.
Federal law stipulates that FBI directors are appointed to a 10-year-term.
Comey is already navigating through rough terrain with the president.
The FBI has opened formal investigations into Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort and his ties to Russia, according to the Times.
Wonder what that’s about? Maybe the other shoe will fall on Hillary since there are at least 5 active FBI investigations.