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Thread: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

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    This is it. If ever there was an "it" firing the person investigating you screams Watergate. Keep in mind his AG and and the head of house intelligence committee already had to recuse themselves. There's a 0% chance that this doesn't end in the appointment of a special prosecutor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by townsend View Post
    This is it. If ever there was an "it" firing the person investigating you screams Watergate. Keep in mind his AG and and the head of house intelligence committee already had to recuse themselves. There's a 0% chance that this doesn't end in the appointment of a special prosecutor.
    Of course it will unless the Senate decides to use their own authority. Either way they will call the shots but not to investigate the firing just to continue the existing investigations.
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    This deal really cracks me up. I did some reading on the competing networks and got two completely different stories on the firing. It is so starkly different, it is laughable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    This deal really cracks me up. I did some reading on the competing networks and got two completely different stories on the firing. It is so starkly different, it is laughable.
    It really is. If you have some knowledge of how the system works them it is completely laughable to hear some of these news hacks rant about this. It's actually a simple situation. Comey played both sides of the fence and placed himself into a political position. He also took on duties he was not authorized to do and put him self in the crosshairs.

    The assistant director of the DOJ who is his boss has been reviewing Comey for a while and recommended to the President to have him dismissed. The President accepted the recommendation and terminated him.

    The investigative process will proceed about the Russian influence in the election and it will be business as usual. There will be idiotic screaming about conspiracies but it will be from the same screamers that only yesterday were screaming for Comeys head. Its all a slanted prejudicial political position rather than being about ridding the system of an appointee who crossed the line.
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    Anybody who thinks this was done solely because of the Clinton stuff or because of a "lack of faith" or any other such nonsense is either a flat out idiot, too blind to see the situation for what it is because they vote Republican, or both.

    This type of move is nearly unprecedented considering the Russia investigation and the fact that Sessions had to recuse himself, and yet if you listen to some it's just business as usual, simply a boss that doesn't have faith in his employee anymore, nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton View Post
    Anybody who thinks this was done solely because of the Clinton stuff or because of a "lack of faith" or any other such nonsense is either a flat out idiot, too blind to see the situation for what it is because they vote Republican, or both.

    This type of move is nearly unprecedented considering the Russia investigation and the fact that Sessions had to recuse himself, and yet if you listen to some it's just business as usual, simply a boss that doesn't have faith in his employee anymore, nothing to see here.
    I would welcome your assessment of why the FBI director was fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    I would welcome your assessment of why the FBI director was fired.
    Uh, I think he just did. And when the newly appointed Director shuts down the probe, what will the excuse be then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    I don't think so. Comey ripped his britches when he colluded wit the DOJ head and Bill Clinton with the tarmac meeting then took it upon himself or agreed to direct a verdict on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He was completely out of his authority range for that action. I have heard of some grumbling from the career FBI. Investigators that they were furious with him and completely disenchanted. He has since straddled the fence over other issues but now that the DOJ assistant director is calling the shots for the investigative process, my guess is he has recommended that Comey be cut loose for reasons not yet disclosed.
    I'm fine with him being fired.

    I said Obama should have fired him before he left office for some of the reasons that you mentioned.

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