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Survey: Should James Comey Have Been Fired?

by Countable | 5.12.17

The big news this week was most certainly President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Where do you stand on the decision?

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  • Karley
    05/12/2017
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    The only reason he was fired was because he was getting a little too close to discovering truth about Russia's involvement in the election.

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  • Timothy
    05/12/2017
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    FBI director was fired under vague and suspicious circumstances. This strange event should prompt Republican members of Congress to stand first as Americans!

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  • M
    05/12/2017
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    Like many Clinton supporters I believe Comey botched the release of non-information about her emails shortly before the election BUT I don't buy Trump's claim that that is why he suddenly fired him. Comey was fired because of the Russia/Trump team investigation and his ethical refusal to swear loyalty to Trump and become another of his stooges. that firing I believe puts Trump on the slippery slimy slope to Impeachment. Comey needs to testify and refute Trump's lies about the situation. Comey may be a good candidate to be the Special Prosecutor many Americans are calling for!

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  • Michael
    05/12/2017
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    The Director of the FBI serves 10 year terms, precisely for the reason of placing the position above politics. Presidents do not replace the FBI Director as Cabinet officials are replaced. The only other Director that was recently replaced by a President was during the Clinton administration and that was for personal ethics violations.

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  • Surender
    05/12/2017
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    On your watch a maniacal traitorous narcissist has been allowed to occupy the oval office! Within a 100 days he has demeaned the office and made a mockery of this country abetted by greedy cronies and self serving sycophants. More time money energy and resources are being frittered on non productive nonsense than critical and urgent issues. Practically every rule on protocol and ethics is being violated with total impunity. It is your DUTY to initiate impeachment proceedings immediately and get this country back on track! This is not a request. This is an order from your employer 'we the people'! To those who voted him and his sycophants in, get an education! Use your God gifted faculties! This country CANNOT take another 100 days of this self proclaimed 'genius'!

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  • Sheila
    05/12/2017
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    It seems very clear that the president tried to obstruct justice.

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  • Anne
    05/12/2017
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    The FBI director is a 10 year appointment to allow the agency and the DOJ to maintain independence in their investigations. Firing the director should be only done when there is true malfeasance. Comey's firing interferes with truth and justice. Another example of executive branch overreach

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  • Patricia
    05/12/2017
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    From Trump's own comments and his letter dismissing Comey it appears that he was dismissed because of the Russian investigation. As such it would be an obstruction of justice and Illegal.

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  • Richard
    05/12/2017
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    Give me a break, even if he actually did something that could be considered cause, an honest President would wait so he could finish the investigation, because he would have nothing to hide. So why is there even a question like that being asked, also Trump already admitted that he did it because of the investigation ,so the point is moot.Now the question is should impeachment proceedings get started because it's a crime to try to hinder an investigation, even by the President. So far it all amounts to 3 crimes. Obstruction of justice ,for fireing Jim Comey. Abuse of power for the fireing Comey , and intimidating a witness for his tweet about the tapes to keep Comey quiet. All of this is without the Russian investigation being finished, so I think we should get the Impeachment started , while the investigation is still on then just add the extra charges if warranted. We should start as soon as possible because it is apparent he is unstable and what if an international crises arises in the meantime or he creates one. Wake Up America

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  • Trina
    05/12/2017
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    I don't care for the way Comey conducted himself during the election, but this firing is far more sinister. It is obvious why he was let go. This country cannot be going down this path again!

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  • Joanne
    05/12/2017
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    His handling of the Clinton email was questionable. What is even more questionable is Trumps timing and flimsy excuses for firing Comey. Trump and his cronies are hiding many things and don't want a full fledged transparent, independent investigation into Russia.

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  • FingerLakesBlonde
    05/12/2017
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    The position is appointed. Usually a new President picks who they want to fill it. I'm surprised Trump waited this long to change the FBI Director​.

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  • Sandra
    05/12/2017
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    The timing of Comey's firing and the initial lame excuses given by Trump's surrogates show how corrupt this administration is, as if we didn't already know. Now Gowdy and Cornyn are on the shortlist for the vacancy. Both of these individuals are extremely partisan. We cannot afford to have this position politicized! We need a strong nonpartisan person to head this department in order to protect our citizens from becoming the victims of political witch hunts.

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  • Arielle
    05/12/2017
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    How does 45 think people will believe he's not guilty of something if this is his move? I hope this will finally be the bafoon's undoing, step up Republican cowards!!!

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  • Anthony
    05/12/2017
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    Third person to be fired who's involved in Trump/Russia investigation. Don't you think this is suspicious and makes this country look like a three ring circus? IMPEACH TRUMP NOW!

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  • wmsc998
    05/12/2017
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    Only if you are colluding with the Russian government. #manchuriancandidate

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  • Karan
    05/13/2017
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    Dude both parties freaking wanted him fired!!! From Bernie to Schumer, the democrats wanted him gone! So did republicans!! Now all of a sudden when Trump does it it's so bad like what the hell

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  • Elizabeth
    05/12/2017
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    Call for an independent investigation into trump/Russia. Your constituents will accept nothing less.

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  • Sheila
    05/12/2017
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    The president is out of control. You do not fire someone who is investigating you. Because he was "showboating and grandstanding"? I seriously think Donald trump is mentally deranged. We have a huge problem with this president. Fire, deny, deflect, threaten, tweet. We are a democracy. This does not happen in a democracy. Impeach.

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  • Stephanie
    05/12/2017
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    Although I do not think he demonstrated great common sense by releasing poorly timed information about the investigation on Clinton's emails, the timing of his firing makes me very uneasy. As a result, I hope all members of Congress and the FBI look into his (and his campaign team's) relationships with Russia with haste and determination.

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