President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey today and Comey found out while he was briefing employees in Los Angeles, per a New York Times reporter:
Comey learned of firing as he addressed FBI employees in LA. TV screens in background flashed news of firing. Letter was then given to FBI.
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) May 9, 2017
The Democrats were outraged and demanded an independent investigation since they believe the timing was suspect, as the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
But, the media and the Democrats forgot that they both praised and criticized Comey during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Comey had issued a letter about investigating then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, then days later, said that they did not find anything that would lead to prosecution.