Finally!: President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

As the beautiful day arose, few expected the day would develop so Trumpily. As per usual President Donald J. Trump was hard at work. As per usual, the attention seeking Director of the FBI was once again publicly displaying himself, making more grandiose pronouncements, on yet another speaking tour. Work in an office was not what Comey the Clown sought. Comey wanted attention and TV cameras. Comey the Clown gave a speech, a television behind him. Comey didn’t know what hit him, he only felt that massive schlong:


Endless Christmas! President Trump schlonged Comey the malicious clown. President Donald J. Trump acted upon the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The “YOU’RE FIRED” came via letter:

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 public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

Donald J. Trump.

The Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General recommended Comey the Clown be removed:

In a Tuesday statement, the press secretary said the president “terminated and removed” Comey from office “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

Sessions told Trump in a letter that he believes “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”

In a memorandum titled “Restoring public confidence in the FBI,” Rosenstein said he couldn’t defend Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“The Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement,” the deputy attorney general said.

Last summer, Comey concluded that “no charges are appropriate” in the FBI’s investigation of Clinton.

“Although there is evidence of potential violations regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” he said in July.

Rosenstein said that the dismissed FBI director compounded the error when he “ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation.”

The deputy attorney general was referring to Comey’s letter to Congress, which said the FBI was probing an additional batch of emails related to the Clinton investigation. Comey later announced that the FBI had “not changed its conclusions” after reviewing the new cache of emails.

The former Democratic nominee has cited Comey’s letter, coming a little more than a week before the 2016 presidential election, as a contributing factor to her loss.

Rosenstein said that such information may be disclosed in legal proceedings, but that it’s not something that should be done “gratuitously.”

The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do,” he said.

Comey has defended his actions, saying that he was simply trying to not conceal the FBI’s decision to investigate the additional emails.

But Rosenstein refuted Comey’s language, saying that federal agents “are not concealing anything” when conducting an investigation quietly.

“In that context, silence is not concealment,” the deputy attorney general said.

We expect Obama Dimocrats will be in a fury against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and demand hearings after a lynching. The yelps from Obama Dimocrats will be especially funny because Deputy AG Rosenstein will have to be attacked by Obama Dimocrats because he agrees with what many Obama Dimocrats have been most furious about:

Trump made no mention of Comey’s role in the Clinton investigation, which she has blamed in part for the election result that put him in the White House. But in announcing the firing, the White House circulated a scathing memo, written by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, criticizing Comey’s handling of the Clinton probe, including the director’s decision to hold a news conference announcing its findings and releasing “derogatory information” about Clinton.

The firing of an FBI director is exceedingly rare. Democrats slammed the move, comparing it to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” decision to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, prompting the resignations of the Justice Department’s top two officials.

This is Nixonian,” Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., declared on Twitter. “Outrageous,” said Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, calling for Comey to immediately be summoned to testify to Congress about the status of the Trump-Russia investigation

Trump has ridiculed the FBI investigation, as well as concurrent congressional investigations, as a “hoax” and has denied that his campaign was involved in Russia’s election meddling. In his letter to Comey, he asserted that the FBI director had informed him “on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.”

Comey the Clown got his job via Obama the Clown who nominated Comey in 2013 for a ten year term that lasted much less than that. Clown cleanup on aisle 2017.

CNN and the New York Times are in a fizzy tizzy:

The abrupt firing raised questions over whether Mr. Trump was trying to influence the Russia investigation. But the president said he was following recommendations from the Justice Department, which criticized how Mr. Comey concluded the investigation into Mrs. Clinton.

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the F.B.I. that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Mr. Trump wrote.

Mr. Comey’s firing came hours after the F.B.I. corrected his testimony last week about how classified information ended up on the laptop of the disgraced former congressman Anthony D. Weiner.

Most of Big Media is in a “RUSSIA!!!!!!!!!” frenzy.

We expect more firings. The FBI needs more firings. The firings should continue with the man who replaces Comey:

New acting FBI director is Andrew McCabe – and he too is caught in the toxic impact of Clinton as his politician wife got cash from a Hillary ally

The Comey firing was long overdue. The latest blunder was Comey’s clownish performance in Capitol hill which the FBI had to correct on Tuesday. It was the latest in a long series of blunders:

But even before the 2016 campaign, the FBI endured a number of humiliations under Comey’s tenure. Most damning were revelations that the FBI was generally aware of almost every terrorist who successfully struck America over the last eight years.

Here are 10 of Comey’s biggest embarrassments at the FBI:

1. Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again.

2. Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found).

3. The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban — but didn’t intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented. 

4. During the Obama Administration, the FBI claimed that two private jets were being used primarily for counterterrorism, when in fact they were mostly being used for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller’s business and personal travel. 

5. When the FBI demanded Apple create a “backdoor” that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America’s biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey’s questionable management of the agency is that a) The FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist’s phone, and b) Almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a “crack” would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.

6. In 2015, the FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees (some in the group believe in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic).

7. During its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops. 

8. The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son’s radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview. 

9. The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen — during which Mateen admitting lying to agents — the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case. 

10. CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The FBI has refused to comment on why the agent on the scene did not intervene during the attack. 

Comey the Clown had to be fired. Comey’s actions have been usurpations too long tolerated. Instead of presenting evidence to a grand jury, Comey decided to proclaim himself a prosecutor outside the system of justice.


As Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared, Comey would not admit his failures which meant Comey would not take corrective measures but rather double down on his public spectacles which undermine the FBI and the Department of Justice.


There comes a time when you are draining a tub that gunk clogs up the drain. At that moment you have to put on some long black rubber gloves and pull out the gunk. Then the slime can continue to flow out. But more gunk will continue to clog the drain and the gunk will have to continue to be removed.

Today, President Donald J. Trump, who will be reelected, continued to pull out the gunk. President Donald J. Trump promised to do so. It’s not a tub however – IT’S A SWAMP. President Trump will continue to drain the swamp. It’s a big swamp. President Trump is a big man, up to the job.

Drain the swamp Mr. President, drain the swamp.

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93 thoughts on “Finally!: President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

  1. We continue to repair the comments section which still has log-in problems making it difficult, if not impossible, for many to post comments. It is days such as today that the comments section is particularly useful because it provides information that the main article cannot, due to length concerns.

  2. Maybe AG Giuliani?

    He’s said no before:

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/12/23/giuliani-on-whether-s-interested-in-running-fbi.html

    Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani again on Friday said, at this point, he is not interested in being a part of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. He told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that he has not changed his mind about staying put in the private sector.

    “I wrote President-elect Trump, my very good friend of 28 years, a letter, I think it was on November 27 or 28, saying that I didn’t want to be considered for a government position. I want to do everything I can to help him … I’ll do everything I can to help him from the [private sector]. If there’s something I can do, that he thinks nobody else can do—or that I can do better ….”

    That was last December. Maybe now???

  3. What’s odd is that sometimes I am able to post comments on my iPhone and then later I’m not able to do so.

  4. Shocker! Lindsey Graham doesn’t attack President Trump:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4489966/Trump-fires-James-Comey-FBI.html

    Trump called Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is leading a Senate subcommittee probe of Russian interference, ‘literally minutes’ before he sacked Comey, his spokesman told the Post and Courier.

    Graham released a statement backing up the decision Tuesday evening. ‘I know this was a difficult decision for all concerned. I appreciate Director Comey’s service to our nation in a variety of roles,’ said Graham, who clashed with Trump during the campaign and probed his alleged Russia ties this week.

    ‘Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests,’ Graham said.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s Republican chairman, said in his own statement that ‘[t]he handling of the Clinton email investigation is a clear example of how Comey’s decisions have called into question the trust and political independence of the FBI.’

    In my efforts to get answers, the FBI, under Comey’s leadership, has been slow or failed to provide information that Comey himself pledged to provide,’ he added.

    The effectiveness of the FBI depends upon the public trust and confidence. Unfortunately, this has clearly been lost.

    There were also the first signs of a split among Republicans over the firing as John McCain, the senator who has long been a Trump critic, declined to back the move and said there needed to be a special committee to investigate the Russia questions.

    ‘While the President has the legal authority to remove the Director of the FBI, I am disappointed in the President’s decision to remove James Comey from office,’ he said,

    Graham not boot-licking Trump hater McCain is a big story in itself.

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  5. Time to take all these scandals back to the beginning. The dims should have left well enough alone and moved on after the election as the parties usually do. They kept poking Trump. Now they get the schlong.

  6. Fox News reports that the replacement might be John Pistole:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._Pistole

    John S. Pistole (born June 1, 1956) is the former Administrator of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and a former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[1] He is currently the President of Anderson University.

  7. NJLurker2, your comment should be accompanied with ominous music from The Omen. If indeed this Comey firing takes the “scandals back to the beginning”, Hillary Clinton should be very very worried. The Dims should have “left well enough alone and moved on after the election” once PDT said he was not interested in prosecution of Hillary.

    Now all bets are off. DOJ might decide that prosecution is the correct course regardless of what the President says in his forgiveness state. If DOJ decides to enforce the law on classified documents, which does not require intent as Comey misrepresented, then Hillary and lots of others are in trouble.

  8. Getting shit-canned remotely while hectoring your employees with pompous doubletalk and baloney, via a television announcement and thinking it is a joke, then being chased by a news helicopter on the way out of town like you are OJ, knowing your office is being torn apart forensically by your own ex-employees who hate you for your ex-boss who never trusted you, is epic. And hilarious. Bye Jim.

    The US government is being de-Obamafied. And the Democrats and media had spent all day getting out-ragey over the tale of Sally Yates the Martyr of the Mid-eat refugee. Then wham. Comey. All for naught. Sally who? What Senate? Jim Comey is chum for shark fishing.

  9. It is very interesting to note that Rosenstein zoomed in on the Obamian tendency to usurp our legal system for politics. Law enforcement “prosecuting” and prosecutors “investigating” is a major and dangerous step away from the checks and balances of how our legal system works. The “political” and incompetent local prosecutor in Baltimore is in dire legal jeopardy for just this. She is looking at loosing her absolute immunity because she didn’t follow these standards and now Comey is fired for the same but opposite act. Both of these loons have elite legal educations (which seem to be the most negligent legal educators) but somehow this standard escapes them or more likely they think it is in the way towards their political and social goals. “Miz” Yates also had a warped view of her responsibility as one of the people’s lawyers and got fired too for her hubris. It is obvious these legal superstars are making it up as they go for specific outcomes and why it makes little sense what they are doing because they are spit-balling. The rogue and deeply ignorant federal judges should be schooled next.

  10. Admin: what was the motive for the removal of Comey?

    The legal justification is that he usurped the prosecutorial role, violated the norms of prosecutorial practice, and compromised public trust in the top law enforcement organization in the country—no small feat that.

    However, the motive is what I getting at.

    I think the answer lies not in the buffoonery of that Guiness book of records buffoon Schumer, the shalmeel of the century.

    It lies in the over arching objective to clean out the swamp.

    With the prior removal of the corrupt head of the CIA, and the corrupt head of the NSA, the corrupt head of the FBI was the one major remaining obstacle.

    Why fire him now? Asks the big brain of FOX News—to whom far too many people defer? Well. . . . here is why:

    Recently, Comey threatened severe retribution against any FBI agent who disclosed the agency’s secrets—true?

    In order to get to the bottom of the corruption, the justice department need to get people within the FBI to talk–correct?

    But as long as they face severe reprisal from Comey they will clam up.

    And, Comey told everyone, including a group of college students that he would not be removed, but would be around for the next 7 years.

    Ergo, they had to decapitate him.

    Ah yes, its back to Uncle Joe:

    Here you have a man (Comey)

    Here you have a problem (Lord Protector of Corruption)

    No man, no problem.

  11. Like us, Roger Simon hears music from The Omen in the Comey firing:

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/05/09/comeys-out-whos-next-for-rosenstein/

    If I were Hillary Clinton, I’d be afraid. I’d be very afraid.

    Something has happened that has drastically changed her position in the world and that is the advent of Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, a name not well known by many until now, although he has had quite an illustrious career at the Department of Justice and elsewhere.

    Confirmed only April 25, 2017, Rosenstein wrote the well-crafted “Memorandum to the Attorney General” on the subject of “Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI.” [snip]

    Of course the left exploded, claiming a cover-up of the endless Russia investigation. But no matter when Donald Trump had fired Comey, day one or day one hundred and one, it would have created a conflagration. [snip]

    Interestingly, a great deal of the minority leader’s immediate fulminations after the defenestration of Comey centered not on Trump but on Rosenstein, who is apparently that most terrifying of all things — a by-the-book straight shooter who espouses equal justice for all under the law. Schumer demanded the deputy AG immediately appoint a special investigator to get to the bottom of the supposed Russia allegations. Rosenstein may just make such an appointment, but for another purpose not as salutary to Schumer. From the deputy AG’s memorandum:

    The Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016 and announce his conclusion that the [Clinton email] case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement. At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors. The Director now defends his decision by asserting he believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a conflict. But the FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. There is a well-established process for other officials to step in when a conflict requires the recusal of the Attorney General. On July 5, however, the Director announced his views on the nation’s most sensitive criminal investigation [bold mine], without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.

    Rosenstein goes on to quote numerous statements from attorneys general and deputy attorneys general of both parties concurring with his view, but this is a memorandum all should read in its entirety for themselves. Besides being an impressive brief for the firing of James Comey, it also appears to open the door for something else, for that “well-established process for other officials to step in” to lead to something yet more dramatic — the renewed investigation of Hillary Clinton.

  12. Okay, okay, I will concede the point, since you are so persistent.

    It was a terrible thing to defrock the Pope in this manner.

    Actually, the Pope’s Nose.

    How should Comey have been “ousted”

    Was there, perchance, a more civilized way to cut off his balls.

    Lord knows, we’re all for being civilized.

    Especially those burn baby burn dims.

    So here is the way Trump should have done it.

    Provided he could whistle up Marilyn.

    Or maybe a transvestite version of that iconic lady.

    Comey being the beneficiary of her (or his) estimable charms.

    Bye by baby, etc.

  13. Guiliani would be great but he is too political…same goes for Christie

    next McCabe has to go…drain the swamp…

    no we really do need a ‘straight shooter’ at the FBI

    the first thing i thought of after hearing Comey was fired and after reading the reasoning in the letters was, in fact, that Hillary better lawyer up because she may be in for a very rocky road ahead…her insider “fixer” just went kaput…

    the Dims want ‘fresh eyes’…fresh eyes they will get…eyes that might not succumb to AG Lynch telling the FBI to go easy on Hillary…and then the FBI being forced to rationalize all Hillary’s actions did not meet “intent”…oh for heaven’s sake…anyone could figure out her intent…and Huma’s

    no wonder there is a lack of “confidence” at the FBI…again, the American people are not a stupid as these so called leaders think we are…people saw right thru Hillary Clinton and her “intent”

    cue the ‘Grand Jury’…

    (note to Clinton Foundation too)

    as for Comey…and Loretta Lynch…by Comey’s own words last week at the hearing, he is under investigation by the Inspector General…as is LL…and the word is out is that they are going to look very bad in the upcoming report…very bad…

    imho…there must be a lot of things going on behind the scene, particularly with Mr. Rosenstein now in place…the Dims thought they checkmated PDT by forcing AG Sessions to recuse himself from these ongoing investigations…

    …don’t mess with PDT…he outfoxed them again…

    …it seems that with Rosenstein in place, the rocks are all being turned over…and he must be getting an earful from lifetime FBI agents who were horrified by how Hillary’s investigation was washed over by political influences on Comey…can you say ‘corruption’?

    if the Dims had once pinch of integrity and intelligence left, they would STFU … but that is no longer possible for a party that reacts emotionally to every flicker of light they see and then descends into the most obvious hypocrisy and hysteria…

    who would ever vote for that bunch again…

    btw…just what have the Dims done for the American people in the last 100 days…besides call for resistence and a lot of swearing…what are they doing for the people?

    nothing…

  14. also just a walk down memory lane…Comey did not even interview Hillary himself…remember she went in for a quickie interview on the holiday weekend and was not even under oath when she was investigated, not to mention all her team was given immunity…the whole thing stinks to high heaven…
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    interesting…the swamp must be so big that Comey couldn’t give anyone up as the “unmaskers”…so they all take their time with multiple investigations and Clapper and Sally/Sandy whatever her name is have “no idea” who did the unmasking…not them…they say…
    hmmm…

    bet this goes very deep, beyond Hillary…right to the O WH

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/fox-expert-herridge-comey-fired-refused-reveal-obama-unmaskers-video/

  15. If I got to “Comments” RSS and hit on the thread on want to comment on it allows me to log in
    That being said I don’t know if my comments are showing up

    I stand with Trump

  16. I can confirm dot48’s discovery that clicking on the comments RSS link logs me in and allows me to comment here.

  17. Question: how does a democrat justify his or her existence?

    Answer: by refusing to govern and by chasing phony scandals.

    Question: that is fine and well. But how do they JUSTIFY their existence?

    Answer: echo answereth not.

  18. NEVER WISH FOR ANYTHING TOO MUCH BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE THE MISFORTUNE OF GETTING IT—-like Hillary demanding a special prosecutor for the Russian connection. Congressional investigations are worthless. The questions are ham handed (except for Frankel’s when he “grills” Gorsuch, as AP described his slobbering descent into the absurdity he talked about), and the answers are bullshit speeches. Here’s Roger Simon’s take on all this, including slobbering Schumer:
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    Comey’s Out. Who’s Next for Rosenstein?
    BY ROGER L SIMON MAY 9, 2017 CHAT 467 COMMENTS
    If I were Hillary Clinton, I’d be afraid. I’d be very afraid.

    Something has happened that has drastically changed her position in the world and that is the advent of Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, a name not well known by many until now, although he has had quite an illustrious career at the Department of Justice and elsewhere.

    Confirmed only April 25, 2017, Rosenstein wrote the well-crafted “Memorandum to the Attorney General” on the subject of “Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI.” The contents of this memorandum are what many are assuming impelled Donald Trump to take an action he was hesitant to do, but probably should have done, on taking office — firing FBI director James Comey before the reputation of the FBI was even more tarnished than it was.

    Of course the left exploded, claiming a cover-up of the endless Russia investigation. But no matter when Donald Trump had fired Comey, day one or day one hundred and one, it would have created a conflagration. Chuck Schumer would have yelled and screamed and waved his bloody shoe even though he himself had previously called for the same thing only months before. That’s what Schumers do, as does much of the rest of the not-so-loyal opposition.

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    Interestingly, a great deal of the minority leader’s immediate fulminations after the defenestration of Comey centered not on Trump but on Rosenstein, who is apparently that most terrifying of all things — a by-the-book straight shooter who espouses equal justice for all under the law. Schumer demanded the deputy AG immediately appoint a special investigator to get to the bottom of the supposed Russia allegations. Rosenstein may just make such an appointment, but for another purpose not as salutary to Schumer. From the deputy AG’s memorandum:

    The Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016 and announce his conclusion that the [Clinton email] case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement. At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors. The Director now defends his decision by asserting he believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a conflict. But the FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. There is a well-established process for other officials to step in when a conflict requires the recusal of the Attorney General. On July 5, however, the Director announced his views on the nation’s most sensitive criminal investigation [bold mine], without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.
    Rosenstein goes on to quote numerous statements from attorneys general and deputy attorneys general of both parties concurring with his view, but this is a memorandum all should read in its entirety for themselves. Besides being an impressive brief for the firing of James Comey, it also appears to open the door for something else, for that “well-established process for other officials to step in” to lead to something yet more dramatic — the renewed investigation of Hillary Clinton.

    The Morning Briefing: Easy Comey, Easy Go
    The original investigation, under Comey, was replete with destroyed evidence, circumscribed interrogations (in Clinton’s case not under oath), and more unsolved mysteries than pills in an aspirin jar. It also opens the door for a new FBI director to be more forthcoming about who in the Obama administration was doing all the unmasking of American citizens, information that critics claim Comey has “slow-walked.” (If true, it will be interesting to find out why.)

    No wonder Schumer was so upset. There’s a big difference between investigating Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russians and Clinton’s use of an unapproved private server for the entire emails, many top secret, of the secretary of state and then her erasure of tens of thousands of them. As anyone with a brain knows she’s guilty. So far, Trump’s not — and considering how long this has gone on without a smidgen of evidence, that’s highly unlikely to change.

  19. btw…just what have the Dims done for the American people in the last 100 days…besides call for resistence and a lot of swearing…what are they doing for the people?

    I’d say, they’re guaranteeing eight years of Donald Trump followed by eight years of Mike Pence.

  20. Stierwalt’s rare moment of having something worthwhile to publish:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/08/political-establishment-shouldnt-be-cheering.html

    Le Pen is defeated, but the concerns of her voters are not. Trump is struggling to put his agenda into place but the economic and cultural anxieties that made him president are with us still.

    Western political elites are making a dangerous habit of thinking about these voters as some sort of disease that needs to be eradicated. A generation ago, politicians like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair saw these voters and their concerns as fertile ground for their parties’ futures. These days Clinton’s wife and many in Western politics treat the people who voted for Trump or Le Pen as at least closet bigots in need of reeducation.

    Unless and until the political establishment can come to treat these voters with the dignity and respect they deserve we will continue to see the institutions on which we rely under assault.

    And believe us when we say that if these frustrations remain unaddressed, the next assault will be more brutal than the first.

  21. What are we to make of the fact that two days Hillary repeated the party line that Comey cost her the election, Trump fires Comey by letter effective immediately referencing that very investigation and noting that Comey told him (but not the public) three times that the FBI is not investigating him contrary to the party line and then the next day while big media is going bezerk he meets with the Russian ambassador. If I did not know the high regard Trump holds for the media, I might assume he is skull fucking them.

  22. Before there was Lyn Brian there was Lyn Dan Rather.

    It seems Lyn Dan is coming out of the woodwork to give us his opinion on the Comey firing.

    Hey Dan, were you lying then, are you lying now, or are you not in fact a chronic and habitual liar?

  23. I was so bored I joined Facebook!!! Anyway, as they say, sh– happens and elections have consequences!!! Did you all see Barry already with his smug face winning another Kennedy award, making 400k for a speech and chilling out in some casual clothing before another big payday. Apparently he was quite the lover as well in his younger days….

  24. Wbboei @ 10:24 PM:

    Got it, Wbboei; Charles Laughton in “Witness for the Prosecution.”

  25. Why wouldn’t Comey give the Trump White House any investigative information on leakers? The only reason I can think of is that HE is one of the leakers. Why wouldn’t he give them information on “unmaskers”? Same reason. This vainglorious and third rate hack lawyer is gone and soon to be forgotten if all he was is a source for the wretched media and a conduit for deep state. The newly Senate approved Assistant US Attorney General Rosenstein’s memo to remove Comey is devastating. What an incompetent apparatchik putz Comey has been. Just an elite globalist stooge. And the pathetic lies, Comey asked for more funds to investigate Russia and his staff were crying, were quickly proven ridiculous. Comey ass-covering and lying again.

  26. Mike Marks
    May 11, 2017 at 3:21 am
    Wbboei @ 10:24 PM:

    Got it, Wbboei; Charles Laughton in “Witness for the Prosecution.”
    ——————–
    Bingo, Mike!

    But Dan Rather is no match for Marlene Dietrich.

  27. a few things…

    one…i can access the website on my phone but I cannot leave comments via my phone…
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    Dem voters heads are spinning…the Dims have been calling for Comey’s head for months…now they get it…and the Dem voters are happy and clapping and the Dim leadership is telling them not to clap…now Comey is ok…
    even their own voters cannot understand what their leadership is trying to accomplish, besides blind ‘resistence’

    no integrity…just hypocrisy…maybe some Dim voters still can see the difference and will ‘resist’ this stupidity…
    btw…when nothing is being done for them…and Ocare cost is on the rise…their leaders are immature and useless

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    fact: currently there are 3 FBI investigations going on AND 7 Congressional investigations…for a total of 10 investigations on Trump with former heads of departments being investigated stating that they have found NO COLLUSION
    the Dims cannot take ‘No’ for an answer and want to engulf the country’s whole agenda and cause arrested development and no progress

    and on top of all of this…the Dims want to drag this out with an Independent Investigator…repubs better stay strong and “RESIST” that nonsense…

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    i heard that one of the committes wants to investigate DT bank accounts…where is the investigation regarding the ties to the Clinton Foundation and its collusion with the State Dept…

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    and you wonder why people have no trust in our govt

  28. By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh told his millions of listeners on Wednesday that Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” audience is emblematic of a much larger threat to the republic — an ignorant citizenry prone to emotional manipulation.
    “Oh. Wow. Huge, huge Donald Trump fans here tonight,” Mr. Colbert said after his Tuesday crowd roared with approval at President Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey.

    The audience quickly did an about-face and booed future comments on the issue.

    SEE ALSO: Colbert’s audience cheers Comey firing, changes tune after host’s correction

    “There weren’t any Trump fans in there,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “Those were liberal Democrats — robots, mind-numbed. They just can’t keep up with whether they’re supposed to hate Comey or not at this particular point in time. They don’t know who they’re supposed to hate. Can you imagine how confused they are? Their initial gut reaction was to stand up and cheer it, and Colbert was embarrassed.”

    The host then offered analysis similar to “The Death of Expertise” author Tom Nicholas, whose recent book warns: “When that trust [in experts] breaks down, public ignorance can be turned by cynical manipulation into a political weapon. Anti-intellectualism is itself a means of short-circuiting democracy, because a stable democracy in any culture relies on the public actually understanding the implications of its own choices.”

    Mr. Limbaugh said the event was proof that large swathes of the public do not possess critical thinking skills.

  29. McCabe, a life long democrat, who presided over the sham investigation of Hillary, and whose wife was given a huge campaign contribution by Clinton’s right hand man McAuliffe, now claims that Comey, who protected Clinton rather than doing his job, had broad support within the agency?

    Pray tell what weight should we give to that testimony?

  30. I don’t know if this will post, and I see that you posted my concern Wbb, McCabe has got to go.

    Rush just said that Trump believed that by firing Comey, that the Dems would calm down and if he really believed that, he has no one around him with any insight. They are never going to calm down.

    McCabe should have been let go too with clear conflict of interest.

  31. Finally able to post using the comments RSS.

    Hoe can they successfully reopen Hillary’s case if immunity has already been given to aides and emails destroyed?

    Perhaps if a new FBI director starts vigorously investigating all the Dem corruption they will be scared quiet.

  32. one thing I wish…is that the conservative channels would stop giving air to the ranting of the Dims & their comedians…

    it is bad enough that they are all over the tv channels nonstop as it is…why must the fox, etc give them any more air time…i know they are trying to “expose” them but every time any of this comes on…straight to hgtv or tcm…

    AND further, why would fox, etc allow themselves to be distracted by this and not, instead, focus on PDT’s agenda…

    they fall into the trap and they allow themselves to be distracted…do not give the loonies, Booker, Warren, Maxine, Colbert, SNL, etc any air time…IGNORE THEM…

  33. btw…Dim Corrine Brown from Florida was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion…

    she set up a scholarships as a front and instead stole the money and spent it on herself and friends…

    typical…

  34. McCabe can stop lighting birthday candles.

    He is dead man walking, once a new director gets in.
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    Amen and hallelujah!

  35. I don’t understand why I can’t log in??? I just tried the control, shift R and at least this box comes up, but then I can’t post afterwards??? Very frustrating but I still read the blog.

  36. You have to go through the links in the Comments RSS on top of the page to the right to log in.

  37. People were saying to use the RSS feed, but I didn’t know what that meant. Then I found it up at the top right side and tried experimenting. So it seems we left click on the “comments RSS” – then click on the link for someone’s comment…?

    I had been seeing that, but couldn’t ask for clarification, because I couldn’t get on! lol

    And Lu – *when* do we click on control/shift/R? Before we try to log on? Or when we have the comment box open…? Or…?

    Seems like I have to do the RSS feed thing, but my first comment took a long time to show up, so I actually thought it hadn’t worked. And it seems I have to do it each time I want to comment – it opens the comment box then and has me already logged in – until I comment and have to repeat the next time.

  38. http://nypost.com/2017/05/11/the-real-reason-trump-canned-jim-comey/#.

    The straw that broke the camel’s back for now-ousted FBI Director James Comey was the investigation he apparently wasn’t doing.

    President Trump’s much-reported frustration with Comey almost certainly arose from the G-man’s failure to get to the bottom of Obama aides’ illegal leaks of classified information — leaks aimed at undermining the incoming Trump administration.

    And top Republicans in Congress shared that concern.

    Under grilling last week, the director refused to say whether he had launched a probe into illegal leaks by the Obama team of highly classified intelligence intercepts of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and possibly other private US citizens working on the Trump transition.

    “I don’t want to answer that,” Comey told Senate Judicary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley. The chairman described that reticence as odd given how the government “regularly acknowledges” when it’s investigating classified leaks.

    Grassley appeared skeptical the FBI had opened an investigation at all — even suggesting the bureau didn’t want to investigate itself. “There are several senior FBI officials who would’ve had access to the classified information that was leaked, including yourself and the deputy director,” the senator said, referring to Andrew McCabe, now the FBI’s acting director.

    Comey’s reticence contrasts sharply with his testimony in March, when he made a show of announcing he was investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

    “I’ve been authorized to confirm that the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” Comey trumpeted then, including “investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”

    The double standard irked Grassley, as well as House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). The Republicans reflected the frustration of the president, who tweeted for Comey to probe the classified leaks, arguing they’re “illegal” and pointing out that Comey himself said the leaks have been “unusually active” since Trump took power.

    Anger boiled over Monday, after two ex-officials, Obama intelligence czar James Clapper and holdover Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, testified that nobody at the FBI had talked to them, four months after the leaks, even though they’d be key witnesses in any probe.

    That suggests Comey either never opened an investigation or has been dragging his feet. The next day, Trump fired Comey.

    A week earlier, Grassley sent Comey’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a letter urging him to make sure the leaks are “fully and impartially investigated.” Grassley indicated he wasn’t confident Comey or his deputy, McCabe, were up to the task.

    He even listed McCabe as among the “potential suspects” in the leaks scandal. Grassley suggested McCabe is politically compromised due to his “financial and political links” to a close Hillary Clinton campaign operative. The senator added that McCabe has a “conflict of interest” investigating “what appear to be multiple politically motivated leaks of classified information related to the Russia controversy.”

    On Thursday, Grassley laid to rest the idea — widespread among Democrats — that Trump’s motive for firing Comey was fear of where the FBI’s Russia probe might lead.

    Grassley revealed that Comey had ID’d the “targets” of the probe in a recent closed-door session with him and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein — and Trump was not one of them. “The president’s letter said that Director Comey told him he was not under investigation,” Grassley said. “Sen. Feinstein and I heard nothing [from Comey’s private briefing] that contradicted the president’s statement.”

    He said speculation Trump is under investigation is “unfounded.” Feinstein, a respected Democrat, didn’t disagree.

    The 10-month-old Russia probe remains an investigation in search of a crime. The Obama team’s unmasking of Flynn’s identity in foreign-surveillance reports and leaking that classified information to The Washington Post is a crime in search of an investigation.

    Unfortunately, justice will have to wait for Comey’s replacement to launch an aggressive inquiry to hunt down the leakers and lock them up. And he may first have to clean house to do it, starting with Comey’s deputy.

  39. i may be in the minority here, but i think cooling it on the tweets…and even saturation of interviews might be a positive move right now…

    why Lester Holt at NBC? why? NBC/MSNBC insults and attacks you nonstop…starting with MJ all day long…they call you a liar, mentally ill, etc…not worth it, they will twist everything you try to do and ignore all the good you are doing

    why Dickerson? why?

    you allowed the CBS team into the WH and allowed them the next day to air from the WH and what did they do…they used Colbert to insult you in the most vulgar way…

    why Time magazine? you give them all this coverage and graciously show them the WH and your private home area and all they do is write snark and ridicule about you trying to insult and belittle you…

    these people want access to you for their “gotcha game”… they do not come to you out of respect…

    they are not your friends and you cannot change their minds…these people are out to get you…sorry, your charm will not work with them

    don’t get in the gutter with the rats…stay above it…and do not allow yourself to be set up for a trap…

    stay focused on the great work you are doing and tweet about that if you want to tweet…

    stay out of the gutter with the rats that are out to get you
    don’t dignify Rosie O’D…you are the President of the USA…

    stay above the nonsense…and frankly you do need a better communication team that is coordinated with your tpoints…don’t leave them flatfooted when they are speaking on your behalf…surprise is one thing, but your team needs to be prepared…this is a good time to ‘think before you speak’ because the long, long knives are out for you even worse than before…and frankly, the less said right now the better

    You are President of the United States, stay out of the gutter with the rats…you do not need to go there or prove anything by bantering with them…

  40. I wish Trump would not put out a different reason as to why he fired Comey everyday.
    Better I think to just say the FBI was in need of new leadership and end it there.
    They will never be satisfied EVER, so don’t waste your time.
    The female taking over for Spiecer is better IMHO but even then, take two ?’s on FBI and then if the jackels won’t let it go, stop the meeting. ENOUGH!

  41. S,
    You stated it so much better above then me. 10:43 am.
    Take a step back and stop feeding the insane, they will NEVER love you, move on for God’s sake!

  42. imho…PDT should have one of his communication team monitoring Stuart Varney’s and Lou Dobb’s shows…both of those shows continously report on all the great economic news that is coming out because of PDT

    just today, Varney was talking about all the young millenials that are buying homes instead of renting…the stats are way, way up
    also the starting salary of college grads in now over $45,000, something like 47,000 and a record for going way up

    etc, etc…there are so many positive things that PDT could talk about or tweet about and just IGNORE and stop feeding all the negative news…if we are being honest, sometimes he gets in there and stirs the hornets nest…that, imo, is a mistake …(too much drama…focus on solutions)

    the one issue I have had with DT from the beginning is he has still not figured out how NOT to step on his own good news…he lets the distractions in and feeds them and then they take up all the oxygen on a daily basis…

    as i mentioned, the BM is never going to be his friend, however now as PDT he could handle them better…ignore them, don’t let them rattle you…and just go out there every day as if they are not even there and talk about all you are doing…all you are doing that is helping the people…that is what the people care about…

    get back to talking to the people…

  43. one other thing, I want to give kudos to Senator Grassley…that man is 83 years old and as sharp as a tack…smart and unafraid…and he ‘gets’ it…he gets right to the substance of the issue and the bottom line…he is an ally…

    the rest of the repubs should emulate him more…as opposed to say a McCain…

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