by Countable | 5.9.17
The White House announced Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey has been fired by President Donald Trump based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
In the last year, the FBI carried out a high profile investigation of then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server to handle classified information and conduct official business. It’s in the midst of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
In his letter recommending Comey’s dismissal, Deputy AG Rosenstein said Comey had mishandled the conclusion of the Clinton investigation by usurping the authority of the Attorney General and federal prosecutors by closing the case and announcing that "no charges are appropriate." Rosenstein also noted that Comey violated Justice Dept. policy to hold a press conference discussing derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation.
The White House has said that the search for a new FBI Director will begin immediately. An FBI Director is appointed by the president and subject to confirmation by the Senate, and if confirmed serves a single, 10-year term.
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Now Trump terminates Jeff Comey??? The American people demand, they deserve a full and fair, bipartisan independent investigation into Trump and Russia, with a select committee and special prosecutor. Trumps Tax Returns must be seen. Trumps Conflict of Interests need to be dealt with. Now Trump chooses a new FBI director to handle an investigation involving him!!! This is absurd!!!WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR!!!!
My God, GOP, will you wait until Donald Trump stages a coup before you do something? The president is seizing power. If he is not removed from office, your blood will be on the Constitution of the United States.
Our president just fired the guy leading an investigation into him and was recommend by a man who recused himself from said investigation. Despite them claiming this was a result of his handling of the Clinton email scandal this is CLEARLY an action to get those that do not fall in line with Trump out of his way. This is repulsive, saddening, and down right shameful. Do we live in North Korea now!? Any of my representatives that do not fight tooth and nail to get in a timely manner to the bottom of "president" Trump's Russian ties is a liar, cheat, snake of a supposed public sergeant.
Not that our two Texas Senators ever listen to any of us, but this firing of Comey over the Clinton email investigation is nothing more than smoke and mirrors to distract people from Trump's Russia ties investigation. I'm looking at you Ted Cruz, your actions are shameful and I hope you enjoy your seat while you have it. Come 2018 you and your racist and gerrymandering pal Greg Abbott are going to be out! We demand that you condemn the actions of the worst POTUS in the history of the country before things get worse! Why can't you all just admit that we have an orange Hitler trying to seize power over this country?!
Before an FBI director is selected/confirmed there must be a independent bipartisan Special Prosecutor assigned to the Russia investigation. Trump, his Administration and the GOP are incapable of selecting a bipartisan person to head the FBI at this time.
This is so disturbing on many levels. Trump is doing everything he can to distract, divert, obstruct, any meaningful investigation into his ties to Russia. He has to be stopped. Please! Someone put a stop to this madman! I'm losing all hope for the future of this country! God help us!
Definitely not a fan of Comey, but seems like Trump is firing everyone investigating him. Wake up Republicans and quit making excuses for our President. It is clear he is cleaning house to try not to get caught. Are you going to let him?
We need an independent investigation and/or a special prosecutor, this could essentially be the makings of a silent coup moving toward consolidation of power. The appearance this gives is crazy. What kind of a country are we? Religious tests, selling Visas, politics of fear and hate mongering
Impeach now. Americans have waited long enough. Our democracy is at stake. Get a spine congress.
Since The President's campaign was under investigation, and now that he has fired the head of the FBI, I feel the only way we can get any real answers is to have a special prosecutor.
How spineless has the GOP become? Trump takes the advice of Sessions to fire Comey, who happens to be leading an investigation that Sessions had to recuse himself from? These people are fools at best, and most likely crooks! I really don't want to see a Pence presidency, but it's time for Trump to go. I'm talking to you Buddy Carter, David Perdue, and Johnny Isakson, my supposed representatives! This has gone on long enough and you should be ashamed of yourselves for standing in lockstep behind this monster!
Our democracy is truly under threat by this president. Congress must do their upmost to investigate this action. Rep Knight do the right thing!
Because Comey confirmed there are two Grand Juries convened regarding Cheeto, and up to 42 warrants have been signed for staff and Cabinet. Cheeto firing Comey is desperation to disrupt the coming tidal wave of prison sentences that all his friends will be receiving. #resist (evidence available in senate video at 1:42 May 3rd)
Firing Comey is UNACCEPTABLE. It's time for a special prosecutor.
You MUST not let Trump shut down the investigation of him and his cronies. Please stand up for justice. This smells of Nixon and the Saturday night massacre. Which side do you want history to put you on?
Move for immediate impeachment proceedings.
You do realize he's going after everyone who doesn't agree with him or has the audacity to actually laugh at him or god forbid, make fun of him. At what point will you reign this dictator wanna be in?
What kind of banana republic are we living in. What's next ...... will potus put on a military uniform? Will we start having parades of missiles? This is scary!!!!! Wake up America
This is absurd. This man is systematically firing and re-appointing any official who speaks out against his policies. Also he is not re-appointing these positions to keep him in check. He is leaving them vacant and unable to function. It is vindictive. To punitively target ones political adversaries is the action of a tyrant. As a citizen of the great commonwealth of Pennsylvania founded on Quaker values of brotherhood, freedom, and fairness I sincerely request a censure of this president and staunch opposition to any further action he takes which undermines this country and the integrity of the office of President.
He obviously was getting too close to trumps dirty Russian deeds