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Obama photographer posts Comey pic: 'Every person in this photograph is a patriot'

Obama photographer posts Comey pic: 'Every person in this photograph is a patriot'

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama on Supreme Court ruling: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay' Appeals court affirms North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' MORE's White House photographer posted a photo including James Comey moments after the White House announced President Trump had fired the FBI director.

"Every person in this photograph is a patriot," Pete Souza posted on his Instagram page.

The photo includes Obama, Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Lisa Monaco, who served as Obama's chief homeland security and counterterrorism advisor.

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"The president has accepted the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters about the firing on Tuesday evening.

In a statement released by the White House, President Trump called the FBI "one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions."

"Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump added.

Every person in this photograph is a patriot.

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