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.
Former FBI director, Comey, who had been leading an inquiry into possible collusion between Trump election campaign officials and Russia, was fired on Tuesday.
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.
The director of the United State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected US president.
The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has once again exonerated Hilary Clinton of any crime with regards to the latest scrutiny of a new set of emails linked to the former secretary of state.