Read: Donald Trump's full letter firing James Comey

PHOTO: FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, May 3, 2017.PlayCarolyn Kaster/AP Photo
WATCH FBI Director James Comey fired by Trump

Below is President Donald Trump's full letter to James Comey terminating him from the position of FBI director, dated May, 9, 2017.

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Dear Director Comey:

I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.

While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau. It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores the public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Donald J. Trump

Preview all documents released by the White House relating to Comey's firing below: