Former FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to FBI Agents on Wednesday following President Trump firing him the previous day.
“I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI director for any reason, or for no reason at all,” he wrote, according to CNN. “I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed.”
He continued: “I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.”
Comey added that the FBI should continue “the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”
He described the FBI ideal as a “rock” for the American people.
“It is very hard to leave a group of people who are committed only to doing the right thing. What makes leaving the FBI hard is the nature and quality of its people, who together make it that rock for America,” he said.
The White House reiterated on Tuesday that Trump had fired former FBI Director Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.