The Patriot Post® · Trump Cans FBI Director Comey
“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.” —Thomas Jefferson (1817)
Remember when they wanted Comey out — before they didn’t…
Just prior to the 2016 election, Senate Minority Leader-in-waiting Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared, “I do not have confidence in him any longer,” and he labeled Comey’s letter about Clinton to Congress “appalling.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared, “Maybe he’s not in the right job.”
Recall after Clinton lost, then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) protested, “This is not fake news. Intelligence officials are hiding connections to the Russian government. There is no question. Comey knew and deliberately kept this info a secret.”
Most of the Demo rank-and-file followed in lock step. “The FBI director has no credibility,” insisted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) lamented, “My confidence in the FBI director’s ability to lead this agency has been shaken.”
Fact is, it was Clinton who, by proxy, finally fired Comey. Here’s how…
Replacing Comey has certainly been in the works since Donald Trump was elected. But the tipping point was likely that maliciously fictitious dossier written by a Democrat hack, which Comey gave to Obama a week before Trump’s inauguration, and which was then promptly leaked to the press. That fabrication is largely responsible for fueling the Demo’s “Trump-Putin” conspiracy theories.
However, once Democrats launched their tin-hat diversionary assertions that Trump and Vladimir Putin conspired to steal the election from Clinton, and their mainstream media public relations outlets propagated that mind-numbing nonsense, if Trump had asked for Comey’s resignation in January, that would have affirmed their Trump-Putin connection in the small minds of their Demo-constituents.
Of course, there has not been even a puff of smoke regarding the Demos’ alleged Trump-Putin conspiracy to interfere in 2016 — unless by “interference” Democrats mean that Russian operatives may have hacked Clinton’s illegal and unsecure email server, where she was unlawfully maintaining official and classified communications to hide them from the public record — and then helped make some of those emails part of the public record…
Recall that Michael Morell, Barack Obama’s former CIA Director, said of the Trump-Putin connection, “There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”
Let’s be clear: If the Russians hacked Clinton’s unsecure communications and those of the Democrat National Committee, it would have been with the objective of giving a hand up to her Socialist opponent Bernie Sanders, their preferred candidate. The fact that those communications were exposed would be retribution for the Clinton and DNC hacking and bushwhacking of Sander’s campaign.
But three things happened last week that opened Comey’s exit door.
First would be that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to whom Comey directly reported and who will take over the Russian investigation, was just installed two weeks ago at the Department of Justice.
Second would be Hillary Clinton’s very public remarks, once again blaming Comey for her election loss, as trumpeted in thousands of headlines nationwide: “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president. It wasn’t a perfect campaign, but I was on the way to winning until a combination of Comey’s letter and Russian WikiLeaks. The reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days.”
Third would be Comey’s latest congressional testimony last week, in which he again displayed, however unintentional, the hubris he exhibited by making public assessments of Clinton’s illegal activities during the campaign, that should have only been made by someone above Comey’s pay grade at the Department of Justice.
Tuesday, bolstered by Clinton’s blame game and Comey’s reiteration of his mishandling of the Clinton investigation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions endorsed a memorandum from Rosenstein about Comey’s gross mishandling of the Clinton investigation last July and then again just before the election. (Notably, then-candidate Trump praised Comey for those announcements on Clinton.) That memorandum was requested by Trump after Rosenstein laid out his issues with Comey during a meeting with Trump on Monday.
According to Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor and longtime friend of Jim Comey, “The memorandum issued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain Comey’s dismissal Tuesday is well crafted and will make it very difficult for Democrats to attack President Trump’s decision. Rosenstein bases the decision not merely on Comey’s much discussed missteps in the Clinton e-mails investigation — viz., usurping the authority of the attorney general to close the case without prosecution; failing to avail himself of the normal procedures for raising concerns about Attorney General Lynch’s conflict of interest. He goes on specifically to rebuke Comey’s ‘gratuitous’ release of ‘derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal prosecution.’ That ‘subject,’ of course, would be Mrs. Clinton.”
McCarthy notes further: “This is exactly the line of attack Democrats have adopted since Clinton lost the election: Conveniently forget how ecstatic they were over Comey’s confident public assessment that the case was not worth charging, and remember only his scathing public description of the evidence — even though both were improper. Significantly, Rosenstein avoids any suggestion that Comey was wrong in concluding Clinton should not be indicted; nor does he in any way imply that Comey’s errors made it impossible to bring a wrongdoer to justice. … Instead, Clinton is portrayed as a victim. This will appeal to Democrats — especially since it will keep alive the fiction that Comey, rather than Clinton herself, is responsible for the Democrats’ stunning electoral defeat.”
McCarthy is correct in his assessment of why Comey should have been fired — and indeed, by his then-boss Obama, though that would have appeared like Obama was covering for Clinton (not that the mainstream media would have noticed).
There has been a raging internal FBI feud over Comey’s leadership failures. And clearly, Trump has no problem informing senior Department of Justice bureaucrats, “You’re fired!” — as he did with acting AG Sally Yates when she refused to enforce his immigration Executive Order.
But I think McCarthy is incorrect in his assumption that the Demo/MSM propaganda machine alliance will not have a field day insisting the firing was to subvert investigations into their Trump-Putin narrative.
In Trump’s letter of dismissal to Comey, he wrote: “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 public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”
Despite noting Comey’s clearance of Trump, and tying his dismissal to Clinton’s claims, the DemoDrama “Nixonian memo” protests began within a nanosecond of the Comey announcement.
“This is Nixonian!” according to Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) followed with a declaration that Trump fired Comey “in the midst of one of the most critical national security investigations in the history of our country — one that implicates senior officials in the Trump campaign and administration. This is nothing less than Nixonian.”
Alas, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, whose lobbyist brother Tony Podesta actually was on Russian special interest paroles, said of of Comey’s congressional testimony, “The American public is getting ‘mildly nauseous’ listening to Jim Comey.” After news of Comey’s firing last night, Podesta said (in reference to Nixon’s firing the Watergate special prosecutor), “Didn’t you know you’re supposed to wait ‘til Saturday night to massacre people investigating you?”
Oh the horrors!
Thus, begins a massive Demo-spin cycle to try and keep the Trump-Putin conspiracy theory alive, which no doubt be fueled by Tumps mindless social media tweets.
But any Democrat or MSM talkinghead who mentions Trump and Russia in the same sentence is nothing more than a pandering dezinformatsiya propagandist. Clearly and demonstrably, while their socialist icon Barack Obama had a long history of ties to radical communist mentors and Marxist benefactors, Trump does not.
And a final note: There have been 11 FBI directors in its history. Only one other was fired — its fourth director, former federal judge William Sessions. He was fired by Bill Clinton in 1993, and it is no small irony that Comey’s firing now is in part directly related to Bill Clinton’s nefarious meeting with Obama’s former AG, Loretta Lynch at the height of the Department of Justice investigation into Hillary Clinton.
P.S. The FBI now has an opening. Somebody get House Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on the phone.
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Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776