The Firing Of FBI Director Comey
President Trump has made the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey because of his mishandling of the inquiry into Crooked Hillary’s emails.
Although the announcement from the White House that James Comey “has been terminated and removed from office” came as a great shock to many, particularly in Washington, it was inevitable when it became clear that Comey gave inaccurate information about Hillary Clinton’s emails to Congress last week.
On May 3rd, Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Crooked Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin, had forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of emails, “some of which contain classified information”, to her then-husband Antony Weiner.
In fact Ms Abedin had only sent two email chains containing classified information to her husband for printing. This was confirmed in a letter from the FBI’s assistant director of congressional affairs, Gregory Brower, to the congressional committee.
President Trump wrote a letter to Comey saying that he agreed with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recommendation that “you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau”.
Mr Sessions said the Department of Justice was “committed to a high level of discipline, integrity, and the rule of law”, and “a fresh start is needed”.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he could not “defend the Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgement that he was mistaken”.
“Almost everyone agrees the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives”.
He said Mr Comey had been wrong to “usurp” the previous attorney general in July 2016 to announce the Clinton emails inquiry should be closed without prosecution.
The deputy attorney general criticized Comey’s decision to hold a lengthy press conference to “gratuitously” release “derogatory information” about Crooked Hillary.
Despite previously calling for Comey’s dismissal Democrats and the fake news media are now, of course, putting their spin on the firing, trying to link it with the FBI investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Meanwhile back in the real world the important questions are, who will be the new Director of the FBI and will he or she be able to clean up the mess Comey left and restore the public’s confidence in the Bureau?