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I was responding to this.  An ethics lawyer, who served in George W. Bush's White House, is calling on Congress to investigate President Trump's abrupt dismissal on Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey. Richard Painter tells Rolling Stone the surprise move is a clear-cut abuse of power.  Wrong!  He had every right to fire.  Anyway, I am done.  This is a complete waste of time and no one is going to change their mind.  


Taken a little out of context.  He is not objecting to the fact that Trump fired Comey, he has that right.  What he is saying is an abuse of power is the fact that Trump fired the person in charge of investigating his administration. 

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I was responding to this.  An ethics lawyer, who served in George W. Bush's White House, is calling on Congress to investigate President Trump's abrupt dismissal on Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey. Richard Painter tells Rolling Stone the surprise move is a clear-cut abuse of power.  Wrong!  He had every right to fire.  Anyway, I am done.  This is a complete waste of time and no one is going to change their mind.  

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Yes, like I said, Trump is not a polished politician.  He did not know that Comey was in error for publicly announcing a reopening of the investigation, just like he did not have the right to let Clinton off the hook.  That was Loretta Lynch's duty.  He did it because he felt Lynch was compromised with the meeting on the tarmac with Bill Clinton.  Just a mess all around.  Just that fact that he let hillary off the hook tells you Comey has become politicized.


Whether or not he has become "politicized" is up to interpretation, I don't think he did since he has done things both sides did not agree with.  You would have had to be living under a rock not to know that Comey announcing the reopening of an investigation was unprecedented and against policy.  If Lynch or the Justice Department thinks there was enough from the FBI investigation to prosecute they could have done it and still can, regardless of what Comey said.

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The FBI is governed by the rule of law, not by a segment of the population which hates Hillary. The FBI would prosecute (per a decision by the US Attorney, not the FBI), if federal laws were broken and the U.S. Attorney  believed they could win the case.

 

Comey's actions on the national stage put the final nail in the coffin of Hillary's campaign and probably cost her the election. So one would have to wonder why someone thinks Comey was trying to help Hillary. That doesn't make any sense.

 

Finally, most members of law enforcement, and the FBI is no exception, are conservative people. Therefore, the bogus premise that politically conservative members of the FBI were protecting Hillary is absurd.

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Yes, like I said, Trump is not a polished politician.  He did not know that Comey was in error for publicly announcing a reopening of the investigation, just like he did not have the right to let Clinton off the hook.  That was Loretta Lynch's duty.  He did it because he felt Lynch was compromised with the meeting on the tarmac with Bill Clinton.  Just a mess all around.  Just that fact that he let hillary off the hook tells you Comey has become politicized.

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That is blatantly wrong.  It is completely within a president's right to fire the FBI director and has been done once before.  The only problem with this is that it should have been done earlier.  He waited until his attorney general was confirmed which didn't happen until late April/early May.


You are going to have reference the post you are saying was wrong.  We don't know who you are replying to.  You can put in the posters name, copy and paste their text, or hit the "QUOTE" button when you reply.

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Candidate Trump repeatedly praised Comey for his decision to make a public announcement about the investigation. In October, Trump commended the director for having the “guts” to act as he had and said he had “brought back his reputation” with that single announcement.

 

Shortly after being sworn in, Trump singled out Comey at a White House ceremony and showered him with more praise.

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That is blatantly wrong.  It is completely within a president's right to fire the FBI director and has been done once before.  The only problem with this is that it should have been done earlier.  He waited until his attorney general was confirmed which didn't happen until late April/early May.

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Name calling is how you know that this is just blind hate of a person and his personality.  I believe he fired him because of his mishandeling of the hillary email case; both for and against her. Also, Comey did not follow the rules of prosecution.  Loretta Lynch was the person that was supposed to either charge or dismiss the case against hillary.   


If that was the reason, why didn't he fire him in his first few weeks in office?  Why is only fired after he won't back him up that Obama spied on Trump Tower and he was increasing the investigation into ties with Russia?  Saying he was fired over the Clinton E-Mails does not pass the smell test.

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Name calling is how you know that this is just blind hate of a person and his personality.  I believe he fired him because of his mishandeling of the hillary email case; both for and against her. Also, Comey did not follow the rules of prosecution.  Loretta Lynch was the person that was supposed to either charge or dismiss the case against hillary.   

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