Trump Says You’re Fired to FBI Director Comey

… from Russia Today,  Moscow

FBI Director James Comey has been removed from office, the White House reports.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

[ Editor’s note: This firing came out of the blue, in what seems to be another shoot-from-the-hip Trump move, despite the organized cover from the Justice Department. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s main focus on how Hillary’s email case was handled could only be described as bizarre, after Trump’s history of tweets supporting it.

Congressional Democrats saw the Hillary focus as a ruse to derail Comey’s looking into Trump’s Russian connections, which run long and deep, even if he cleaned house a bit before running for office.

Trump was hustling Russian oligarch money-laundering cash for his failing condo construction with as much fervor as Jared Kushner and his sister are now hustling rich Chinese for US immigration visas, via buying $500,000 condos in their New Jersey development concept.

There are already calls for a special prosecutor to proceed with the Trump-Russian connections, which will never happen. Trump did not put the fix in by taking Comey out, just to roll the dice with an independent prosecutor.

The biggest surprise for me in the flurry of comments on the quick-draw firing (Comey was notified while addressing FBI recruits in LA), was the FBI Agents Association asking to have a role in the selection of the new director, which has me wondering what they’ve been smoking. They are asking Trump to share power? Have they learned nothing about Mr. Reality TV?

The fallout from this could be a surprise to many, including Mr. Trump Jim W. Dean ]

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“I know what you’re thinking, that I change my mind all the time, but this is really the last time”

– First published  …  May 09, 2017

US President Donald Trump made the decision “based on the clear recommendations” of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a White House statement.

“The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions,” Trump said. “Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.”

The search for his replacement will commence immediately.

Trump scolded Comey in a letter announcing his dismissal, stating, “You are not able to effectively lead” the FBI. As such, a change in leadership was necessary to rebuild trust between the White House and law enforcement.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Trump wrote in a letter to the former FBI director on Tuesday.

“I cannot defend the Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken,” Rosenstein said in his memorandum to the president on Tuesday, which provided the advice the White House said the president acted on.

According to Rosenstein, “the Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General’s authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution.”

“Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives,” the deputy attorney general wrote. Essentially, it appears the DOJ assessed that Comey’s moves during the election season as they pertained to the election made him unfit for the position. “Compounding the error, the Director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation,” Rosenstein said.

​”The FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them,” a DOJ memorandum stated on Tuesday.

Scant hours earlier, the FBI had corrected part of Comey’s testimony after Comey appeared before the Senate Monday. Comey claimed that Huma Abedin, wife of sexting phenom and disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, made a “regular practice” of sending thousands of classified emails to her husband. On Tuesday, FBI officials had to clarify Comey’s statement.

“Investigators ultimately determined that two email chains containing classified information were manually forwarded to Mr. Weiner’s account,” the FBI letter said. Many of the emails that landed on Weiner’s computers from Abedin were the result of incidental backup activity performed by the computer itself, not Clinton-aide Abedin.

The firing also, incidentally, occurs just days after Comey testified before Congress on alleged “Russian hacking” of the 2016 US presidential election.

​In the past year, Comey’s reputation has been damaged, the Justice Department said. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham joined in the disparagement, commenting, “given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well.”

There will be a “full, fair, and timely confirmation process,” for Comey’s replacement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Three officials told Reuters that the US intelligence community was not privy to knowledge of Trump’s decision before it happened.

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe will take Comey’s place as Acting Director of the FBI until the Senate confirms someone new for the position.

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16 Responses to "Trump Says You’re Fired to FBI Director Comey"

  1. kaho  May 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I watched his interrogation by Trey Gowdy. It was clear Comey could have been more cooperative without breaking any law – or so I thought. As it was, we got the impression that his organization does not answer to any one. On the other hand, if the organization is set up to be subservient to the government, it seems strange to give it the task to investigate the government.
    Another thing that seemed odd, was the announcement of having sifted through gigabytes of e-mals in just a few days, and then reporting having found nothing, “case closed”. Any one with a job like that ought to be glad to get off the hook.

  2. Edward Dodge  May 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I am still bothered by the fact that Comey was ever allowed to be FBI director. This guy was the legal counsel for Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) precisely when Loretta Lynch, then US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and future US Attorney General, gave HSBC “deferred prosecution” for laundering ten, if not hundreds, of billions of dollars,…not one indictment and not one prosecution.

  3. David Odell  May 10, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I fired James Comey because he told me three times, I was not under investigation for ties to the Russian mob. I fired James Comey because , look what he did to poor Hillary. Current replacement candidates, Yosemite Sam, a Sixpack of pit bulls, or a man only known as “Knuckles”. The winning candidate will immediately be implanted with a neural interface remotely controlled by ……..

  4. nawlins  May 10, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Everyone here is making one huge false assumption. You are all assuming that the FBI is a law enforcement agency that is actually trying to get the bad guys. The agency has pulled off one of the best ruse’s in history. One of the worlds largest organized criminal activities masquerading as one one of the worlds leading law enforcement agencies, brilliant! Of course the rank and file still think they are cops, but the higher ups know. The ones who won’t “turn” are quickly dumped, with the occasional honest one being made and example of.

    • davor  May 10, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Had there been a single true US patriot working in the FBI in 2001, the 9/11 would have never happened.

    • Eduardo  May 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      davor that is a bright assumption for a country which is run only by double citizens. The only American patriots in politics are either bribed or blackmailed. If this is the new American dream it might help to wake up instantly and not dwell in wet dreams waiting for a happy end.

  5. lastugro  May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

    J.Edgar Hoover survived so many Presidents because he kept devastating files on them. Comey either had nothing on Trump or was too stupid to collect anything.

  6. JohnZ  May 10, 2017 at 5:04 am

    “The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions,” Trump said.”Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.”
    That statement is enough to make anyone want to gag. The FBI should have been disbanded decades ago. In truth it never should have been created along with the CIA , both are more criminal than ever. Gangsters.
    How about that? A gangster firing another gangster.
    This administration is out to destroy what rights we have left and Trump along with his little jooish sidekick Kushner plans to turn America into something that more closely resembles Italy during Mussolini’s reign of terror.
    The Nixon Administration seems like a mild dust up compared to what’s coming with this current one. Trump may very well not make it to the end and as happened in the Nixon gang, a lot of his co-conspirators are going to end up like Mitchell and Agnew.
    Haldeman, Erlichman, Mitchel and Dean
    It follows a pattern if you know what I mean.

  7. Khalid Talaat  May 10, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Davor… had the same thought. All the key positions are filled with zionist’- Israeli firsters. A new false flag blamed on Iran to proove Iran has nukes.

  8. davor  May 10, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Someone in the Deep State is cleaning up, gathering new useful and obedient rats, possibly as preparations for staging another major false flag.

    • JohnZ  May 10, 2017 at 5:08 am

      What was that littler exercise in Manhattan a few weeks ago all about? They don’t hold drills unless there is actually going to be an incident.
      The beasts have taken over America and the rest of the world shudders.

  9. wjabbe  May 10, 2017 at 1:33 am

    All new presidents usually do and have the right to ask for the resignations of all department heads regardless of whether they have contracts or not. This is also well known among the department heads who expect to move on. I have never understood why he left Comey in at that time. He clearly had some highly motivating reason for leaving him in then which I believe is also related to his real reason for firing him now. This is all a smokescreen to cover up something big because the FBI director is one of he most powerful persons in the administration. There is much more to this story. Perhaps Jim has it with the Russian connection but I believe there is even more hidden beneath the surface. This also diverts public attention from many other scandals and problems with Trump. Only time will possibly reveal the machinations behind this latest move. Note he also could have done this politely without making Comey look bad in the press. He did not do that. Comey can now return to a comfortable retirement in Connecticut knowing full well all the details of the Sandy Hook Hoax which he was able to read in the FBI Files. He is a Sandy Hook Birthday Boy born December 14, 1960 so maybe it is not surprising he will continue the government cover up of the Sandy Hook gun grab hoax.

    • wjabbe  May 10, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Comey would also have been able to read all the internal FBI reports on all the false flag events from 9/11 to Boston Bombing and all the rest. If he decides to spill the beans he could become very rich possibly even than Obama. It is almost as if Trump is deliberately provoking Comey to do exactly this and indeed this could be the smoking gun of this firing. But don’t hold your breath until the book is published.

    • wjabbe  May 10, 2017 at 2:19 am

      Here is one possible scenario: If Comey has not already received a call from New Haven he will likely receive one today. They will offer him carte blanch; anything he wants. He can be named University research professor for $1 million or more; he can name his price. He can walk in the woods if he wants to and no one will say a word. Zero classes to teach. He is only 56 and has had plenty of time to make copies of all the FBI reports with all the dirt on Obama and Holder with Sandy Hook for example or all the dirt on Israel from the 9/11 scam, all the dirt on the judge in New York and Lucky Larry, all the dirt on the fake Boston Bombing scam and fake trial and on and on and on. This could be the Pentagon Papers scandal multiplied by 1000. He could be the Daniel Ellsberg of 2017 and he would have time and academic protection to blow the whistle loud and clear on all the lies of our government for the past 17 or more years. Perhaps Trump is smarter than we give him credit for. What better way than for a Lawyer to blow the whistle on all the government lies of the past 20 years? We can hope can’t we?

    • JohnZ  May 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Or he could have a tragic and fatal car accident. Or a sudden heart attack. Or develop a sudden onslaught of an incurable form of cancer. Or have a tragic plane accident. Or just simply commit suicide by shooting himself in head a couple times.
      All these scenarios are more than possible, they are quite likely to happen. We live in dangerous times now. Reporters and whistle blowers are murdered, people are arrested for laughing at a politician and the press is nothing more than a mouth piece for the ruling junta. The Attorney General tosses away the Bill of Rights in favor of a police state and a President who fills his cabinet with his own family.
      Jezus K. Rist!

  10. RichardD  May 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Trump and El-Sisi have a lot in common. They’re both strong nationalists with platforms that go toe to toe with the parasite Jew world order. And they both talk up Israel and play nice with the Jew cabal while trying to maneuver around the Jew control grid to try to get some leverage on it to implement their nationalist agenda and improve life for their citizens, that the Jew cabal rightly views as a threat to their fascist slave state program. And they’re getting help from people who hate it like so many do, even if they’re part of it.

    The last thing that the Israelis want is a strong vibrant Egypt as a model for a secular, progressive middle east government that can pose a challenge to Israeli hegemony. Just like they don’t want the US pulling out of it’s support for Israel and joining the rest of the planet in condemning and correcting Israel’s crimes. The Israelis are one vote away from UNSC Chapter 7 enforcement resolutions implementing all of the UN resolutions that Israel has been ignoring since it’s inception. And they don’t want to dance to that tune.

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