President Trump was absolutely right when on May 9, 2017, he fired FBI Director James Comey. President Trump saw through Comey’s subterfuge and duplicity long before the mainstream press. The President’s judgment was vindicated after the extensive DOJ investigation revealed James Comey’s atrocious behavior as a key player in Washington DC’s deep state.
James Comey was loyal only to the deep state interests he and his ilk have upheld since the spoils system gave way to lifetime tenure of civil servants. So, it’s not about job preservation. It is about power and influence.
Most politicians learn quickly to respect the turf of powerful government bureaucrats. Outsiders become insiders through tapping into the labyrinth of powerful organizations fueled by laws that allow them to write regulations, which control the lives of ordinary people.
Enter Donald Trump. Powerful deep state players like CIA Director John Brennan and FBI boss James Comey viewed Trump as a threat. The U.S. Intelligence organization was a bastion of political liberals and pro-Democrat Party bias. During his transition President Trump saw through the liberal bias of intelligence reports, and probably exclaimed, “What is this crap?”
Then there was that other crap storm caused by Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server, Comey’s despicable handling of the investigation severely tarnished the Department of Justice and FBI. The sequence of events which began with Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private meeting on a parked aircraft with Bill Clinton was the classic political fix to take the heat off Hillary.
Lynch’s beyond-lame explanation of the meeting was that her meeting was an informal and impromptu get together to talk about grandchildren. However, ahem, since we must pay attention to appearances, she magnanimously decided to recuse herself from the investigation of Hillary’s mishandling of State Department business.
She would let her FBI Director James Comey handle the whole thing. She would accept the Director’s findings and recommendations.
Comey’s report was as factual as it was shocking. Hillary Clinton violated State Department and U.S. regulations on the handling of classified and official data. It was also likely that her personal computer was accessible to, if not actually hacked by unfriendly foreign players.
Everyone held their breath. Was the first female candidate for President going to do a guest appearances as a prison inmate on “Orange Is the New Black”?
The smart money was on “not.” The fix was in, and Comey knew what Attorney General Lynch really, really wanted. Hillary‘s actions, he said, did not prove intent. However, the Government does not have to prove intent when prosecuting anyone for mishandling classified information, only that the accused was careless.
Nevertheless, Obama minion Loretta Lynch told everyone that her hands were tied. She was going to keep her promise to go along with the erudite and honorable recommendations of James Comey.
Hillary’s defense, even lamer than Loretta Lynch’s, was that, “Oh, that was a mistake. I’m really, really sorry. I didn’t know about all that computer stuff. I had the State Department to run. If I had a do-over, I wouldn’t have done that.”
Fast forward to Comey’s behavior as a deep state whistle-blower who hated Donald Trump with the white heat of a thousand suns. Now, as the dust is settling after the disgraceful Mueller investigation, the new Attorney General, William Barr, is getting to the bottom of what really happened—and how Comey and his DOJ cohorts tried to derail the Trump campaign.
The recently released DOJ Inspector General’s report is a 79-page horror story of how Comey followed Hillary’s example in handling government official documents as if they were his private property. He took it a step further and leaked official FBI documents to the press via a third-party partner.
DOJ leaders were stunned when they learned that their top official broke one of the cardinal rules which protect the investigative process of the FBI. Comey’s justification was almost messianic: he “was doing something I [had] to do if I love this country…and I love the Department of Justice, and I love the FBI.”
Like Hillary, Comey will not be prosecuted, because he didn’t leak classified information. Stay tuned because Comey will have to answer for signing off on a bogus FISA investigation request that was the basis for whole Russia collusion fiasco–and caused great damage to the country he claims he loves so much.
Nevertheless, in Washington, DC, reputation is everything. James Comey is toast. President Trump was fully justified in firing this deep-state phony.