Donald Trump to James Comey: You’re Fired!

 

President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey.

Here is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein writing in a memo that Comey’s July 5, 2016, news conference was a fireable offense:

Read the whole thing, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s letter to Trump and Trump’s letter to Comey.

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  1. BD1 Member
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    He should have done this on his first day in office.  Now it will be an S-Storm.

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    This is not terribly surprising, but the stated reason is the first press conference he held during the election.

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  3. RightAngles Member
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    Should have been done the day he listed all the laws broken by Hillary, then proceeded to say that no sane prosecutor would pursue it.

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  4. RightAngles Member
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    Maybe now we’ll see some perp walks.

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  5. Roberto Inactive
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    In many ways he was a dead man walking, critics on every side of the aisle. He made too many enemies with the Clinton investigation, attempting to split the baby just enraged everyone. It might have been best if he had just resigned then instead of delivering his “guilty but not guilty” verdict.

    Likely best for the agency as well. Clinton is clearly intending to continue beating the “Comey cost me the election.” drum thus keeping the Democrats outraged, very difficult to lead the agency in that sort of environment.

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  6. Deus Vult - The Original Hippy… Inactive
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    FBI Director Schwarzenegger may have a tough set of confirmation hearings to get through.

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  7. Jamie Lockett Inactive
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    Why wait until now?

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  8. Cal Lawton Member
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  9. harrisventures Coolidge
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    Andrew McCabe should be the next one to go:

    Grassley also wants to know whether McCabe’s involvement in the probe “raises the appearance a conflict of interest in light of his wife’s ties with Clinton’s associates” and whether it would merit McCabe recusing himself from the investigation.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/grassley-pressing-fbis-mccabe-in-trump-russia-dossier-case.html

    Even more tainted than Comey.

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  10. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Once you politicize law enforcement, to include Congressional and Senate investigations all credibility disappears regardless of the agency involved. I was struck by the fact that in the initial investigations and hearings that no one from the FBI, NSA, and the CIA that testified exhibited no desire to look for who was leaking information to the media.

    This politicization extends to the local level as well. In the Freddy Gray case the prosecutor’s office in spite of repeated warnings from a judge suffered defeat after defeat in their prosecutions.

    Maybe there is something in the water on the East Coast, but whatever the problem is corruption seems to be a way of life the closer you get to Washington DC.

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  11. Deus Vult - The Original Hippy… Inactive
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    “I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors as pool boy at one of Pat Sajak’s summer homes.”

    @patsajak

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  12. Deus Vult - The Original Hippy… Inactive
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  13. Roberto Inactive
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    Very interesting reasoning from Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Basically summing it up as Comey botching the HRC investigation by publicly announcing no prosecution and not putting the burden on the Justice Department to make that call.

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  14. blood thirsty neocon Inactive
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    Watch for the amazing rehabilitation of Comey among Democrats. Hypocrisy/outrage overload.

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  15. Deus Vult - The Original Hippy… Inactive
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    @Pseudodionysius

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  16. RightAngles Member
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    Dang I have to go out for dinner now. Don’t talk about me and don’t say anything interesting till I get back.

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  17. Deus Vult - The Original Hippy… Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Dang I have to go out for dinner now. Don’t talk about me and don’t say anything interesting till I get back.

    Never have.

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  18. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    I hope Koskinen is next.

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  19. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Its hard to imagine the Democrats really being THAT upset about this guy going … Getting a replacement confirmed (in a timely manner) maybe a little troublesome. OH! RUDY! RUDY!

    Whatchya think Rudy Giuliani?

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  20. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    I’m confused at the outrage by Dems. Weren’t they calling for his head? Now they are apoplectic tin-foil hatters.

    [sarc./off]

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  21. mildlyo Member
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    About darn time.

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  22. BD1 Member
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    Bill Kristol: “I’ll repeat: ‘Trump’s 1st term increasingly feels like Nixon’s 2nd.'”

    EstabliCon take is in.

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  23. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Dang I have to go out for dinner now. Don’t talk about me and don’t say anything interesting till I get back.

    Wouldn’t dream of it, darlin’. ?

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  24. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    The Muh Putin crowd is verklempt, as expected.

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  25. Trink Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    don’t say anything interesting till I get back.

    RA!  You stole my epitaph!!   That’s what they’ve been told to put on my gravestone.   I’m serious!  (Had we discussed this on another thread?:)

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  26. Roberto Inactive
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    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    I’m confused at the outrage by Dems. Weren’t they calling for his head? Now they are apoplectic tin-foil hatters.

    [sarc./off]

    The hysteria will continue until we have an election “do-over”. Not the most famous clause in the the Constitution but John Adam’s favorite I believe.

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  27. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor
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    Trump’s decision to fire Comey confirms everything I’ve ever thought and anyone who disagrees with me is either a bad person, a hypocrite, a snowflake or — more likely — some unholy combination of the three.

    As soon as I figure out what side I’m on, I’ll let you all know.

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  28. Michael Minnott Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Maybe now we’ll see some perp walks.

    That may be wishful thinking, but we’ll see.

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  29. Fred Cole Inactive
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    This is great. Now the president who is under investigation by the FBI will be able to pick a new guy to be in charged the FBI.

    Hooray for accountability.

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  30. Michael Minnott Member
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    Jamie Lockett (View Comment):
    Why wait until now?

    Yes, it’s odd, or maybe a lower priority behind confirming Gorsuch and getting the health-care bill through the House.

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