Trump has fired FBI director Comey - White House © REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque FILE: FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. Breaking news alert: President Trump has fired FBI director James Comey, according to the White House. This is a breaking news alert. Check back later for more. .