Why did Trump fire FBI Director James Comey?
This question has been exploding across the news in recent days as people on both sides of the aisle speculate.
Liberals are claiming that President Trump realized the Feds were zeroing in on his connection to Russia, and he fired Comey before he could charge him with any wrongdoing.
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro elaborates on why the left are clinging onto this theory, believing it’s all about the timing of the firing.
From The Daily Wire:
Trump fired Comey the day after the left latched onto former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ testimony pinning all the Democrats’ Trump-Russia conspiracy theories on the FBI investigation.
Trump had tweeted out the testimony of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who said he had no information linking the Trump campaign to collusion with Russia; Yates immediately stated that Clapper wasn’t in the loop on the FBI investigation.
It all comes down to the FBI investigation for the Left, and Trump just fired the director in charge of the investigation.
The timing of the firing is somewhat odd given the above information, and if true, could lead to impeachment.
According to several sources, Pence and Kushner generally backed the move, but Bannon and Priebus raised serious concerns about the timing, arguing that it would be better to wait until later.
The first problem with all this liberal screaming for investigations? The great irony is that liberals were calling for Comey to step down long before now.
Here’s a fun video compilation of Democrats demanding Comey’s resignation before they condemned Trump for firing him:
What a difference a day makes.
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Democrats are now changing their tune in a grand show of political theatre, but the facts remain the same.
The second reason this is going nowhere is that Trump, even though he needed no reason to fire Comey, had plenty of reason to do so.
After the FBI failed twice to indict Hillary Clinton over her emails, Comey acknowledged wrongdoing and failed to do his job afterwards for political reasons.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated in his letter to Sessions,“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 nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken…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.”
Conservatives are by and large praising the move, believing that the president living up to his campaign promise to drain the swamp.
Trump may have gotten so sick of the constant accusations that he colluded with Russia that he decided to take matters into his own hands. It’s his Constitutional right to purge department leaders if they are found to be untrustworthy, and Comey proved himself to be so time and time again.
Comey’s repeated failures proved he was not only insubordinate, but unnecessary.
Source: The Daily Wire