Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Trump Fires Comey

FBI Director, James Comey, has been fired by Donald Trump.

Trump, along with his associates, are under active investigation by the FBI.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," the statement read. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."

Meanwhile, in other news from the Shit Show on the Potomac, Comey's assistant director, Gregory Brower, informed Congress that Comey's testimony that FBI investigators found hundreds and thousands of Clinton aide Huma Abedin's emails on Anthony Weiner's computer was not true.

“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said, adding later, “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him I think to print out for her so she could then deliver them to the secretary of state.”

At another point in the testimony, Comey said Abedin “forwarded hundreds and thousands of emails, some of which contain classified information.’’

Neither of those statements is accurate, said people close to the investigation.

Tuesday’s letter said “most of the emails found on Mr. Weiner’s laptop computer related to the Clinton investigation occurred as a result of a backup of personal electronic devices, with a small number a result of manual forwarding by Ms. Abedin to Mr. Weiner.’’

Meanwhile, Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, said the timing of Trump's move on Comey stinks. It's time for a special prosecutor.


Anonymous said...

Who didn't see this train barreling down the track?
Shades of Archibald Cox.

Anonymous said...

Except unlike Cox, neither political party will shed a tear for Comey. He truly ruined his reputation by pulling a Zacchardelli and interfering in an election.


Anonymous said...

I well remember the Zaccardelli/Harper move, CAP.

I read John Dean way back in the day.
He's been on the CNN panels- calling it all a cover-up- for months now.

Northern PoV said...

Hey Mound,
I think this could be significant. I smell a whiff of Archibald Cox. It could be a tipping point.

But I'm betting that... it turns into just another three day outrage ignored by the Republicans,

The Mound of Sound said...

NPoV, I believe you're right on this one.

Anonymous said...

As I understand it, only Jefferson Selfregard Sessions has the power to appoint a special prosecutor, which means it ain't happening. Congress used to be able to petition to have a special prosecutor appointed by a panel of the Court of Appeal, but allowed the authorizing statute to expire in 1999.

An independent commission could theoretically be appointed by Congress, but Congress must also fund it. The last one was the 9/11 Commission that only got going because the GOP was unable to block it. Even then they tried to underfund it. Anyone who thinks a GOP-controlled Congress will appoint an independent commission to look into the Trump-Russia connection needs their head examined.