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The Non-Partisan Firing of James Comey

Fired_stampThe left-wing media are once again ablaze … this time with self-righteous indignation over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Senator Chuck Schumer is already crying, “Why now?”

Come Chuck, is the timing truly all that suspect?  I mean … really!  Is this really a partisan act or just a president doing his job? I say Comey needed to go!

Maybe Chuck Schumer should ask AG Rod Rosenstein why he waited until he did to release his memo.  Maybe it was just because Rosenstein was only confirmed a little over two weeks ago.

In that memo, entitled “Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI”, Rosenstein detailed criticisms of Comey leveled by “former Attorneys General and Deputy Attorneys General from different eras and both political parties,” including both Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer and Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Those criticisms mostly involved Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, which Rosenstein indicated was the driving force behind the FBI director’s dismissal.

I cannot 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 near universal judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes, it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives.

Is that really a partisan statement? AG Rosenstein went on to say:

The FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions.

Again, why is that a Republican or Democrat idea? It makes perfect sense to me! Then there is also the fact that many others have called for Comey’s firing!

12/14/2016 William W. Keller wrote:

But in all events, this is not a job for the president-elect. The task falls to President Obama because it should be performed immediately, and as president, Obama is the only one in a position to do it now. He should dispatch Director Comey for his poor judgment and his attempts to tamper with the democratic process.

What about Harry Reid stating he thinks Comey may have broken the law:

Comey needs to be investigated on all fronts. “I think he should be investigated by the Senate. I think he should be investigated by other agencies in the government, including the security agencies,” Reid said, before adding, “if ever there was a matter of national security, it is this.”

The main stream media pundits are all busily pontificating about how it is obviously a part of Trump’s effort to block the “Russian Connection” investigation. This is, of course, despite an almost year-long investigation during which, time after time, we hear senior security officials from both parties (including Obama administration officials), state that there is no evidence anyone on the Trump team colluded with the Russians.

I am sure there will now be calls for investigations,into Trump’s firing of Comey. There will be calls for a special investigator, etc.  I even heard Trump’s actions called “a whiff of fascism” and “presidential abuse of power” during yesterday’s new broadcasts.

Now that really is a bunch of partisan nonsense.

The FBI Director is appointed by the president for a 10-year term. The president can unilaterally fire the FBI Director at any time for any reason and Congress can also move to impeach the FBI Director. No whiff of fascism or presidential abuse of power … that’s just the way it is.

Some people have such short memories!  Do you remember the many calls to investigate James Comey … or for President Obama to fire him … or for him to resign?

  • The Wall Street Journal called for Comey to resign.
  • The NY Daily News called for Comey’s ouster.
  • Hillary Clinton blamed her election defeat in a large part on Comey.
  • Occupy Democrats called for Comey to resign or be fired.
  • Pelosi blamed Comey for Hillary Clinton losing the election!
  • Al Franken stated Comey should face Senate Hearings
  • Both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were extremely critical of Comey.

The list goes on and on ad nauseam!

You would think the Democrats would be thrilled. Trump just fired the man who they claim cost them the 2016 election! They should actually thank Trump for doing what they wanted Obama to do!

Do any of you remember on November 2, 2016 … when Chuck Schumer told Bloomberg News that:

he’d lost confidence in Comey over his handling of the Hilary Clinton e-mail investigation?

Maybe President Trump should simply Tweet this earlier Schumer’s quote and then add something like “I too lost confidence in Comey and had to act!.”

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