” It ain’t over yet.” – Anonymous
[ Editor’s note: This is a different letter than Trump would have tweeted, in segments, if the roles had been reversed. During a Mother’s Day weekend, many might have missed the news that Comey passed on a closed Congressional hearing on some of his controversial work.
But then he agreed to a public hearing, and I am sure that committee members did not take long to figure out that Comey would not agree to being muzzled and then let them leak out of context what he said.
Many might suspect that Comey would gut The Donald in a public hearing, but he would not do that publicly, as then he would lose the upper hand he holds, being a classy guy that would not kiss Trump’s behind. I will bet that will work out for Comey in the end.
What I suspect he might do is nothing overtly against Trump, but if he has something, he might lay a breadcrumb trail in the right direction that will facilitate others in doing what needs to be done. The lit fuse here is a buried story.
There were news reports that Comey had asked the Justice Department for more money for the Trump-Russian investigation, and that certainly would have gotten back to Trump. Hence the firing without the staff knowing, or even a briefing, and theirbeing thrown to the wolves and having to wing it in front of the press. That horrible debacle was all on Trump.
But the sizzling fuse came with a later story that did not get much coverage, which clarified that the request was not for more investigation funds, but prosecutor funding, meaning that charges needed to be written up.
If that is true, you know when Trump got that news via Sessions or whoever (the Israelis?), that he crapped in his pants. Hence he kept the staff out of it so there was only his version of events as to why he did what he did. Now we have the story that Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News people might be brought in to “handle” the White house press and briefings. You just can’t make this stuff up! … Jim W. Dean ]
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Director Comey’s last “formal” letter to his troops
I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.
I have said to you before that, in times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and
independence. What makes leaving the FBI hard is the nature and quality of its people, who together make it that rock for America.
It is very hard to leave a group of people who are committed only to doing the right thing. My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. If you do that, you too will be sad when you leave, and the American people will be safer.
Working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. Thank you for that gift.
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