As usual, the Democrats and liberal media took issue with the firing immediately, saying Mr. Comey was getting too close to the truth about Mr. Trump’s alleged “collusion” with the Russians during the election. Senator Chuck Schumer called for the immediate appointment of a special prosecutor to contiune the investigation into the matter despite the fact that Mr. Comey’s departure would not affect the ongoing investigation at all. Others on the Democrat side echoed Schumer’s hysterical call. Representative Maxine Waters, reliably incoherent, said although she previously said Comey was incompetent and should be fired, he should not be fired now since he is investigating Trump.
Much of James Comey’s trouble is due to his own actions. In July, believing Attorney General Loretta Lynch would never pursue an indictment of Hillary Clinton over her use of a homebrew email server (later testifying that her meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac was the “capper” for him), he sought to go public with what the FBI had learned and their decision. He recently testified that he foresaw “grievious” damage being done to the Justice Department if he did not do so. Therefore, last summer, Comey—presumably with the blessing of AG Lynch and likely that of former President Obam— laid out the case against Clinton, and then, bewilderingly, exonerated her. To absolve Mrs. Clinton of guilt, Mr. Comey indicated the FBI could find no evidence of intent to commit a crime. Of course, the law doesn’t recognize “intent,” and surely any nitwit understood Mrs. Clinton absolutely meant to hide her activities by using a secret server. Why else use Bleachbit to erase the data forever? Nevertheless, the investigation was deemed closed.
After exonerating Mrs. Clinton in July, on October 28, 2016, Comey announced that the investigation would be reopened in the light of new Clinton emails that had been found on the personal laptop of Anthony Weiner, husband of Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Mr. Weiner had admitted “sexting” a 15-year old girl, and his laptop had been seized by the FBI. Reopening the case so close the election caused quite an uproar by Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats. Under pressure, Comey and his staff sorted through the emails in a matter of days and once again announced Mrs. Clinton was in the clear.
Although the Democrats and liberal media have been bleating for months about the “collusion” between Mr. Trump and the Russians, the head of the NSA has said they have yet to find any evidence. In fact, even Senator Diane Feinstein admitted as much to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. When asked “Do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?,” Feinstein responded, “Not at this time.” However, it appears that perhaps Mr. Comey himself was looking down this rabbit hole. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, when asked about the Trump-Russia investigation he demurred, saying the investigation was ongoing and some information might be considered “classified.” Could it be that Comey wanted to divert attention from his role in the Hillary Clinton investigation? Could it be that he felt “mildly nauseated” not at being accused of personally throwing the election but by his fear of losing his job? One can only wonder.
The Democrats have nothing. They did not see Donald Trump’s triumph coming, and so instead of pursuing the Obama agenda, they are busy protesting whatever Trump is trying to accomplish. They persist in stirring the pot and twisting the facts to support their agenda. Therefore, James Comey, whom many on the left vilified and wanted fired, will come full circle and be referred to as a “hero” who was victimized by Trump. In truth, Comey accidently fell on his own sword either because he tried to protect the FBI and those under him or, perhaps, because he sought to ingratiate himself with whoever he thought would win the presidency. You see, in July, it looked for all the world like Hillary might win. But as the election season waned, perhaps Mr. Comey decided to bet on Trump. We may never know what was in Mr. Comey’s mind when he injected himself into the campaign. But one thing is clear: Mr. Comey politicized his office by investigating what he wanted to and ignoring what he didn't (Trump’s wiretapping claims, Huma Abedin’s handling of classified information, the Clinton Foundation and its ties to Russia, etc.). It was time for Mr. Comey to go and it is high time someone who understands justice is politically neutral is appointed.
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