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From your liberal news...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chuck-schumer-james-comey_us_581a6527e4b0c43e6c1de4a2  ...and don't worry, the dems will still push the Russia story until it dies a natural death.

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Hillary voters are really confused! 

 

One of the first things Trump should have done is get rid of all Obama appointees.  Here is why Comey was appointed by Obama and you'll notice it's from the Bible of the left, the Huffington Post.

 

When President Barack Obama named James Comey director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013, many of the president’s supporters applauded the choice. As potential FBI directors go, the thinking went, the guy was pretty liberal. Earlier that year, he had signed an amicus brief calling for the Supreme Court to overturn California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 and legalize same-sex marriage. He was famous for a 2004 standoff with top White House attorney Alberto Gonzales at the bedside of ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft. Gonzales had tried to pressure the incapacitated AG to sign off on a domestic spying program, but Comey intercepted Gonzales in the hospital room. The document was never signed and Comey threatened to resign if the program continued without reforms.

It’s a neat, heroic story. But it’s probably not why Obama tapped Comey for the top FBI post.

Comey shares two of the Obama administration’s most consistent and unnerving legal leanings: a proclivity for mass surveillance and an aversion to Wall Street accountability.

After the hospital showdown, Comey co-authored a legal memo modifying the Bush administration’s domestic spying program that authorized the wiretapping of millions of Americans without a search warrant. It was fine for the administration to directly violate a law passed by Congress, the memo reasoned, because as commander in chief after “a foreign attack on the United States,” the president has “inherent constitutional authority” that “Congress cannot curtail.” This inventive rationale not only allowed the program to proceed, it helped protect its architects and implementers from prosecution. Who could blame the intelligence community for doing something the top administration lawyers had assured them was legal?

Obama has consistently frustrated civil liberties advocates by following his own aggressive surveillance activities, based on an expansive view of executive power. Back in 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder came under fire after the Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters who, the administration maintained, had disclosed classified information in a story. 

 

Read more @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-james-comey-surveillance_us_5814f125e4b0390e69d0aa65

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Donald supporters are once again confused.    People are in disagreement and can say stuff, knowing full well that they are free to criticize, but some seem to be selling their idea that one can fire anyone that they disagree with.    Sorry, this is not a TV show.   Ask any manager who is critical of an employee - they can't just up and fire them, or at least in most democracies that believe in employee rights.

 

Secondly, the FBI will always be criticized.   That is because they are supposed to be independent of politics.   The "justification" is a lot of words and there were no breeches of conduct.    

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Dems didn't want Comey fired.  He was about to expose the Trump/Russian connection.

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@jimc91 wrote:

@Richva wrote:

 

 

The good news is, it should be impossible for Republicans to refuse a Special Prosecutor in this matter. 


Have you read the letter from Rosenstein?

 

Here are the 6 letters that got him fired and why.  What do you not agree with?

 

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https://www.axios.com/the-letters-that-got-comey-fired-2400524900.html

 

Pages 4, 5 and 6 should explain it in great detail...

Enjoy.

 

 


White House sources (this has to be the WH with the most leaks in history) report that Trump had been screaming  at televised reports of the Russian investigation and the letters were specifically prepared so that Trump could provide and "alternative" reason for the firing. 

 

On the other hand, does this now mean that you believe Hillary was maligned during the campaign? Sweet!

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@Richva wrote:

 

 

The good news is, it should be impossible for Republicans to refuse a Special Prosecutor in this matter. 


Have you read the letter from Rosenstein?

 

Here are the 6 letters that got him fired and why.  What do you not agree with?

 

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https://www.axios.com/the-letters-that-got-comey-fired-2400524900.html

 

Pages 4, 5 and 6 should explain it in great detail...

Enjoy.

 

 

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It is not so much that Democrats did not want Comey fired but what does this do to the ongoing FBI investigation(s?) into the Trump campaign's and the Trump family's connections with the Russian government. 

 

Let us look at Trump's stated reason for firing Comey.  He mishandled information about the Clinton campaign causing her to lose the election.   Do Republican's actually accept that as a valid reason from THE TRUMP CAMP?  

 

Yes. Comey should have been fired but it should have happened in August of 2016. Now, his firing only serves to impede the investigation into Donald J. Trump.  According to reports coming from White House sources, Trump expected support from both sides in firing Comey and is enraged that this had the opposite effect. As usual, he did not line up any support in advance or set up a communications strategy so his surrogates are out there trying to defend this attempt to deralil the investigations by saying "But, you guys wanted him fired".  

 

The good news is, it should be impossible for Republicans to refuse a Special Prosecutor in this matter. 

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I know, right? Stories like this were all over my Twitter feed yesterday as the news of Comey's firing broke. I had been blissfully unaware of the current partisan doings until I happened to log onto Twitter to catch up with a chef friend. (my happy place generally does not involve politics) 

 

 

 

 

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Democrats Wanted Comey Fired — Until Tuesday Liberals demanded FBI director's resignation, dismissal for months — before turning it against Trump

by Jim Stinson | Updated 10 May 2017 at 6:53 AM

 

Few Democrats suffered such severe political whiplash over the firing of FBI Director James Comey as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

 

Over the course of just a few months, Schumer has shifted wildly on the FBI director. The Democratic leader heaped praise on Comey for decisions that benefitted Democrats and tried to **bleep** Comey for decisions that hurt Democrats. On Tuesday, Schumer suggested the decision to fire Comey was indicative of a “cover-up.”

 

“My confidence in the FBI director’s ability to lead this agency has been shaken.”

Schumer held a press conference on Tuesday after President Donald Trump fired Comey, blasting the decision and telling reporters he earlier told Trump that he was making a mistake in firing Comey.

But a reporter immediately brought up a different opinion Schumer had of Comey last November.

“Sen. Schumer, you told me last year before the election that you lost confidence in Jim Comey because of how he handled the email scandal,” one reporter said. “Do you think that the president’s explanation … has credibility?”

 

READ MORE:  http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/democrats-wanted-comey-fired-tuesday/

 

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Too Funny...  You can't have it both ways Sen Schumer...

 

btw, Rosenstein is an Obama appointee...  Delicious huh?

 

 

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