Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday as the Trump-Russia investigation intensifies. This is a huge deal because it now makes it seem that there is something rotten in Denmark. There is no way they can spin this any other way.
The excuse Trump is using is that Attorney General James Comey and his deputy AG Rod Rosenstein recommended that he fire Comey. Um, the optics are not in his favor. Sounds to me that they are searching for a reason to fire Comey, since they cited the press conference he gave back in July 2016 about Hillary Clinton’s emails.
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— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) May 9, 2017
This is a grotesque miscarriage of justice because the investigation is coming closer and closer to Donald Trump. The firing is in the tradition of Richard Nixon. This is not politics as usual and is completely outside how American law is supposed to work.
Comey’s firing comes after the FBI was forced to send a letter to Congress correcting his misstatements about Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin forwarding emails to her estranged husband’s laptop.