Last July, Republicans were angry that he failed to indict Hillary Clinton, and Democrats were angry that he made a case for doing so. In October, Democrats were furious that Comey revealed that he had re-opened the investigation into Clinton, and in March, Republicans were angry that he disputed President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims.
But why fire Comey now? The answer is simple. The day before, President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper repeated, under oath, what he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5 — that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That gave the Trump administration the breathing room to dismiss Comey — which it simply did not have before. more …
Opinion: That the initial recommendation to fire Comey came in a letter from Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein who has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice for 26 years should, but no doubt will not, silence the Democrats.
Rosenstein was unanimously confirmed as U.S. attorney in 2005 after being appointed by President George W. Bush, and was then retained by President Barack Obama. He is the only U.S. attorney appointed by a previous administration to last all eight years of the Obama administration, according to the New York Times.
While we are at it, draining the swamp needs to include a few additional investigations:
- Crooked Hillary’s 33,000 missing emails
- Lois Lerner’s taking the 5th in the IRS scandal
- Susan Rice unmasking of Trump administration officials