For an administration trying so hard not to be transparent, anyone with eyes can see right through it.
And see what?
Can you not see the timimg of this action is suspect? Trump praised comey many, many times for doing just what he fired him for. The reasons are an excuse. It is just plain wrong to fire the man who is in charge of investigating his office.
Comey was not investigating Trump's office. Yes, there is an investigation into the alleged Trump election team 'colluding' with Russia, but that is NOT his office. And that investigation and other on-going investigations will continue. Those leading those investigations were NOT fired.
The investigators do what they are told to do. Comey WAS the the ONE leading the investigation. I said elsewhere, what trump does next, in regards to appointing a new head, will be telling
Speaking of foreign collusion, nobody has yet explained to me why Canada's state broadcaster was clearly in the pocket of the Clinton camp. Not even the thinnest veneer of impartiality, they were ALL IN. And I'm pretty sure more Americans listen to the CBC than anything out of Russia.
And we still ignore BO's Administration (and prior administrations) involvement in other countries elections. I'm not saying that Russia trying to influence ours is okay, but we must not forget that our government has done the same thing. Maybe we should step back on that AND then our 'glass house' won't be so fragile.
The Department Of Justice recommended Comey's removal, Trump followed their recommendation. That was the timing.
Let's fire all those that may unvover something Trump wants kept hidden. Washington is the new Tieniman Square.
The left have been saying that he got Trump elected, how's he a political dissenter?
The Russia nonsense is a dead horse, but I don't see the Dems stopping beating it anytime soon. The foreign collusion in the US election I saw was from "friendly" powers using their state run media to shill for Hillary and attack Trump. There should be an investigation into that, because there is abundant evidence to support it. Then there were all the foreign corporate and government donations to the Clinton Foundation which mysteriously dried up after she lost.
There's an important difference, according to an FBI investigation, Clinton was guilty of deliberately and repeatedly mishandling top secret information. Multiple very serious felony charges SHOULD have been brought against her. In earlier times, people would literally hang for what she did. Her charity fraud also received massive donations from foreign businesses and governments that dried up after she lost the election. She's an absolutely corrupt traitor, she should die in prison. Clear cut foreign collusion to rig the election for the DNC is plainly evident. THAT is the horse that needs a spanking. The Russia bullshit is just their feeble attempt to deflect guilt, it's a laughable fabrication and I see right through it. And if I see through it, I bet a lot of other people do too.
You're talking about Benghazi, that's a separate issue. I'm talking about the information released by the FBI about Clinton's private server / email scandal.
Russia clearly favored Trump, individuals related to the Russian government made it crystal clear. They openly stated their concern that Clinton's attitude and behavior towards Russia would likely lead to a full scale war. But having an opinion isn't the same as election fraud.
There was no evidence of rigging found in Jill Stein's recount. Well, no rigging for the GOP, they did uncover irregularities favoring Dem voters, but that was ignored by the so called mainstream media.
Confirmed: Jill Stein’s Recount Finds Voter Fraud … By Hillary Supporters
Exactly. All this faux outrage, lol
No, none of that stuff bothers me because it's a bunch of crap.
It definitely wouldn't be, I've seen some of the evidence against her and it's absolutely damning. She'll take bribes from, and do favors for, Russians, but she mainly works for the Chinese.
[Investors.com] In 1998, Ng was ID'd in a Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through Little Rock restaurant owner Trie. A top Clinton donor, Trie would later face charges in the Chinagate fundraising scandal for violating campaign finance laws.
Ng has close ties to the Chinese communist government and is listed as a member of a senior advisory group, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Through Trie, Ng bought access to the White House ostensibly on behalf of Beijing, which the FBI said at the time was running an influence operation against the Clinton administration.
At the time, Chinese missiles couldn't hit the side of a barn. But thanks to Clinton missile-technology transfers, Beijing can now hit any city in the U.S. And thanks to his opening up the nuclear weapons labs to Chinese scientists, Beijing "stole" the designs to every nuke in the U.S. arsenal.
The Chinese also sought a beachhead in our hemisphere and got it, when Clinton in 1997 allowed Chinese front companies to take over the Panama Canal, a strategic waterway linking the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Beijing now effectively controls key naval shipping lanes in our backyard.
I'm not impressed by Kushner's BS, I think Trump should remove him from his team, but allowing wealthy Chinese investors to essentially buy visas is not exactly the same as HANDING OVER NUCLEAR WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY TO A COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT.
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
I would have fired him too. But don't get me wrong, I think Comey did the right thing by exposing Clinton's crimes, and I can understand why he let her walk when anyone else would have gone to prison for what she did. It was bigger than just some woman who grossly mishandled top secret information, she was politically powerful, and arresting her during her presidential run would have been very disruptive, so he put it to the people and let them judge whether they wanted her running things. And so, in part, due to the warning provided by the evidence he presented, she did not become President.
I commend Comey for what he did. He saw a threat to his nation's security and he responded to it as best he could. But it was a self sacrificing move. He pissed off half the country by officially confirming Clinton's mishandling of classified information, he pissed off the other half by not indicting her for the serious crimes she was clearly guilty of. It tarnished his image, but more importantly it blew his credibility as a leader in law enforcement. How can you lead the FBI after that? You can't. He had to go.
Now, the big question is who will replace him?
The big question is why Coney didn't reveal the investigation into Trump staff interaction at the same time as he did the Clinton investigation.
Amazing - Hillary just the other day blamed Comey for her loss, the Dems and MSM had called for his firing and when it finally happens they scream bloody murder.
I knew that would be thrown out there. The timing and reasoning is suspect
You mean Deputy AG (approved 94-6 by the Senate) Rosenstein's letter (and also signed by the AG) is suspect? Actually, what is 'suspect' is the Lefts temper tantrums over the firing --- appears to be more of the 'disrupt at any cost' to me. No investigation will stop, and maybe some will actually be done rather than having 2 sets of rules, one for the elite politicians and their friends and another for the rest of us!