by Robert Carbery
Ever since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Democrats have been flipping out. After calling for Comey to be fired due to his assistance in handing the election to Trump, liberals on the Hill are now turning around and saying we are in a “constitutional crisis” now that Comey is gone.
Sure, firing an FBI director does not happen all that often. The last president to do so was Mr. Clinton in 1993 when he ousted William Sessions. But let’s all take a chill pill. Many are calling Trump’s surprise move as a step toward the disintegration of the rule of law. Others view it as nothing at all.
Robert Post, a Yale Law School professor, stated for Politico that “If the president continues to act in this way, we shall rapidly descend into a terrifying state of social dissolution. The rule of law will disintegrate. That will endanger everyone who cares about this country.” More overheated rhetoric from a flaming liberal. Nothing much new here. Post fails to see that Trump had every right to fire Comey and as for the rule of law, I don’t know how he could possibly conclude that it will disintegrate. We have too many checks and balances for someone like Trump to run roughshod over our nation’s institutions.
It’s not like Trump is going to put one of his best friend’s as the lead of the FBI. Despite some reports that Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani are in the running, Trump should pick someone much more palatable and much farther outside of his wide circle of supporters.
Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, said that there is no crisis because Comey’s replacement must be approved and confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, as to whether this will slow down the “Russia investigation” into meddling in our 2016 presidential election, that point is preposterous. If anything, the FBI is now doubling down their efforts on that investigation that has yet to yield any significant evidence.
Remember who is running the FBI now that Comey is out – Andrew McCabe.
McCabe has been Comey’s deputy since February 2016. However, McCabe has close ties to Hillary Clinton. His wife contributed to Clinton’s campaign in 2015 and McCabe did not disclose this or his wife’s salary despite being involved in the email investigation during the crazy campaign last year. Even more alarming, close Clinton ally and Virginia Governor Terry McAullife is close to the McCabe family and even urged Mrs. McCabe to run for statewide office after news surfaced that Hillary was in trouble for using a private email server, according to The Wall Street Journal.
None of these facts are relevant for Democrats today though. Too inconvenient to explain. The hypocrisy is palpable. The nonsense ever spouting out on the airwaves.
The lovely Maxine Waters vented on MSNBC the other day to exclaim just how terrible Trump’s decision was to fire Comey. The California Democrat continues to fall over herself in television interviews in her crusade to impeach Donald Trump for a nonexistent collusion with the Russians, a case that has still not been made due to the lack of any evidence encountered.
RealClearPolitics reported in March that Waters issued a press release, stating, Comey “advanced Russia’s misinformation campaign.” A preposterous claim backed up by absolutely nothing. Comey did make some odd moves inserting himself as a story during the 2016 campaign, but I don’t see how one can come to the conclusion that he was helping the Russians get bad information out to help Trump win. Comey was also put in an impossible position by the incompetent Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
During the MSNBC interview, Waters said, “I do not necessarily support the president’s decision.” She continued: “I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why. It does not meet the smell test.”
But the interviewer, Peter Alexander asked if she would be okay if President Hillary Clinton dismissed Comey from his position and of course, Waters said yes. Trump couldn’t win whatever he did!
Alexander tried to clarify her statement, then told her he is flat out confused. To which, Waters said he was actually not confused.
She would fumble over her clarifying responses to this idiotic and wholly partisan position as many Democrats today are now doing. Days ago they were asking for Comey’s resignation and removal. Now that Trump has fired him, they are calling it a Nixonian move, despite the lack of any evidence linking Trump to the Russians.
And no, the firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not proof of Russian collusion thank you very much.
Rep. Maxine Waters On James Comey Firing: This Is Highly Unusual / MSNBC
by Robert Carbery