President Donald Trump is reportedly backing out of a planned visit to the FBI’s headquarters this week. According to NBC News, Trump was told that “it was not likely he would be warmly welcomed” after he fired the agency’s director, James Comey, on Tuesday. “My sense is most FBI employees feel a loyalty to Comey,” an FBI employee told NBC. “And whether they agree or disagree with the way he handled the email case, like and respect him… Trump would not be well-received at the headquarters.”
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday that Comey had lost the support of the FBI’s rank-and-file, but Acting Director Andrew McCabe pushed back on that account at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, telling lawmakers Comey was well-respected and liked. Read more at NBC NEWS.