FBI Director Comey

May 10th, 2017 at 9:15:08 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 110
Posts: 11603
The Dems are screaming this is a constitutional
crisis, Trump can't fire an FBI director! Oops, sure
he can, an FBI director serves at the will of the
president and can be fired with no reason given.
The Dems begged Obama to fire him, how would
that not have been a crisis also.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 11th, 2017 at 2:57:12 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 103
Posts: 6772
Quote: Evenbob
The Dems are screaming this is a constitutional
crisis, Trump can't fire an FBI director! Oops, sure
he can, an FBI director serves at the will of the
president and can be fired with no reason given.
The Dems begged Obama to fire him, how was
that not a 'constitutional crisis' also.


Maybe because Obama did not understand, bother with, or like the Constitution?

Dems can keep having their hissy fits. They look more and more like children day by day. The public will tire of it sooner or later.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
May 11th, 2017 at 4:04:29 AM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 12
Posts: 2234
It's not looking good for Donald, AT ALL:



I'm giddy!
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
May 11th, 2017 at 5:57:52 AM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 12
Posts: 2234
Quote: Evenbob
But but, Comey was THIS close to proving
the Russians gave Trump the election.
That's why he got fired, obviously.
Snicker..


EvenBob's first post in this thread.

He was (pretending to be) sarcastic.

LOL
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
May 11th, 2017 at 6:08:41 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 735
Posts: 8571
You do realize that this international tour starting next week (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels, Sicily) will drive Comey incident off the media.
May 11th, 2017 at 6:09:33 AM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 12
Posts: 2234
Quote: Pacomartin
You do realize that this international tour starting next week (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels, Sicily) will drive Comey incident off the media.


Not a chance. This is too big.

Obstruction of justice by a sitting President is a big deal. Just ask Nixon.
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
May 11th, 2017 at 6:51:25 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 735
Posts: 8571
Quote: ams288
Obstruction of justice by a sitting President is a big deal. Just ask Nixon.


It's ironic that Henry Kissinger (age 93) just showed up at the White House. The President said they discussed Syria, but I think they may have discussed the Saturday Night Massacre.

SNM refers to President Richard Nixon's orders to fire independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, which led to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal. Nixon resigned less than a year later on August 9, 1974.
May 11th, 2017 at 6:58:09 AM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 328
Posts: 11352
Quote: Pacomartin
You do realize that this international tour starting next week (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels, Sicily) will drive Comey incident off the media.


No chance in hell. Obstruction of justice is a very valid cause for impeachment.

Besides, lots of people are angry at the AHCA, and Trump's disapproval numbers are rising now even among people who voted for him. And that's data from before he fired the guy investigating him and his campaign.

I hope he turns his nose brown in Saudi Arabia. That will lose him even more support among his voters.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
May 11th, 2017 at 11:13:52 AM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
Threads: 2
Posts: 1872
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/acting-fbi-chief-mccabe-contradicts-white-house-explanations-comey-firing/

Is the acting director going to get fired?

He contradicted Trump on several points:
that Comey had lost the confidence of the rank and file,
he called the investigation into the russions "highly significant",
he promised senators he would tolerate no interference from the White House, and would not provide the administration with updates on its progress. (direct quote from article)
and thinks it is 'unthinkable' that the former director would have informed the president one way or the other whether or not he was under investigation.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
May 11th, 2017 at 1:24:37 PM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 328
Posts: 11352
Sweep this under the rug: https://www.vox.com/2017/5/11/15625548/trump-comey-lie-sessions

In short, the Orange man wanted Comey gone, and he got his officials to come up with a reasonable excuse.

Imagine my surprise.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.