( CNN) President Trump dropped a bombshell Tuesday with the bulletin that he had fired FBI Director James Comey — just days after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about, among other things, the bureau’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election that propelled Trump to the presidency.

Trump has stunned the political world once again by issuing the orderings to remove one of the most important figures in this entire investigation.

Ironically, the bulletin goes at a time when former secretary of state and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been telling audiences that Comey was a key factor behind her loss in November. His infamous announcement in late October that the FBI was looking into new emails recreated the specter of the earlier probe into Clinton’s emails just before voters went to the polls. Many experts agree that the bulletin cost her degrees with voters.

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