Between December 9, 2003 and August 15, 2005, he served as United States Deputy Attorney General under the administration of president George W. Bush.
Comey once was a member of the Republican Party but later became an independent.
During the presidential elections in 2016, he investigated the corruption within the E-mails around Hillary Clinton, it has been seen as a main factor of the loss by the Democrats and Clinton blamed Comey for her failed campaign.
Although originally not planning on asking him to resign, President Donald Trump, at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, fired Comey for being unfit to serve in the position. Democrats and liberals were dismayed at the decision, but it showed that Trump was serious about shaking up D.C. and "draining the swamp."
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