Trump fires FBI Director Comey, the man investigating Trump for treason

Donald Trump just fired FBI Director James Comey, the man investigating Trump’s potential collusion with Russia during the 2016 election.

Donald Trump has finally made his first clear-cut impeachable offense.

Add your name below to those demanding the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 campaign.

Comey was fired not 24 hours after a devastating Senate hearing that produced more evidence that Trump has mishandled America’s national security with regards to Russia, by refusing to act when acting- Attorney General Sally Yates informed the White House that then- National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was compromised by lying about secret conversations he held with Russian spies.

Incredibly, Trump is claiming that he fired Comey for Hillary. In particular, how badly he handled the investigation of Hillary’s emails during the 2016 election, by going public when he shouldn’t.

The only problem is that Trump has never said that he disagreed with Comey’s handling of Hillary’s email investigation, quite the contrary. Trump’s only complaint has been that the Justice Department didn’t indict Hillary.

We’re to believe that Donald Trump was fine with Comey during the campaign, fine with Comey in January when Trump was sworn in, and fine with Comey all these months. But now, months into Trump’s presidency, suddenly Trump has a problem with how Comey handled Hillary’s investigation last July?

That is clearly not why James Comey was fired. Comey was fired because yesterday’s Senate hearing was the last straw for Trump. Sally Yates made clear that the FBI investigation of Donald Trump was yielding fruit that even the CIA wasn’t aware of.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called Trump’s pretext for firing Comey “preposterous,” and compared Trump’s actions directly with Nixon’s. Toobin’s comments were chilling. He says Comey was fired because the Russia investigation was getting too close to Trump:

Donald Trump fired James Comey so that he can now replace him with a stooge who will do his bidding and shut down the Russia investigation entirely. There is no reason to have any confidence that the FBI will now be anything more than a corrupt extension of Trump’s corrupt kleptocracy.

Donald Trump has finally crossed one line too far. Trump needs to be removed from office.

Add your name below to those demanding the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 campaign.


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  • All American Male

    This article, like most on this website, is 100% false.

  • Robin

    Are you working on your retraction now that Comey has testified that Trump was never under investigation. You need a new angle.

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  • woodroad34

    It now appears that Trump may have given coded, top-secret information to our enemies…information that has not been shared with our friends and allies. Tell Mitch McConnell to get off his a** or he’ll be swept away in the tsunami of Trump is Traitor and McConnell and Sessions will drown in the backwash.

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  • Badgerite

    Are you using a translation function on your computer? Not to complain but your English and grammar are sort of totally off the wall.
    And “Their” is a possessive pronoun. The word you are looking for is ….T-H-E-R-E.
    As in, when it came to Hilary Clinton’s emails, there was not there there.
    There meaning a place or situation arrived at.

  • Moderator3

    Right. Trump’s Keebler elf recused himself in words only.

    Be kind to Proud Army Vet Wife. I’m certain she also gets her news from Facebook.

  • Zorba

    Yes, well, Comey’s boss was, technically, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.
    Who was supposed to have recused himself from anything having to do with the Russian investigation. (Hahaha, right.)
    And as Demosthenes said earlier, Trump told Lester Holt that it was his own decision to fire Comey.
    And I don’t give a royal rat’s @ss what the KoolAid drinking, Fux Nooz watching brain-dead idiots like “Proud Army vet Wife” believe.
    I would feel sorry for her, except there are way too many like her who have put this country into danger.

  • Moderator3

    Who is Comey’s boss? All your comments are visible to anybody who wants to look. You may not be Trumps #1 fan, but you are high on his list of fans.

  • Demosthenes

    “Trump didn’t wake up on Monday and decide to fire him. It was requested by his boss, looked into and executed.”

    Trump said on Thursday that he personally decided to fire Comey well before then. Look up what he said to Lester Holt.

  • Proud Army vet Wife

    He did fire him for a different reason, because Comeys boss asked for him to be fired. Trump didn’t wake up on Monday and decide to fire him. It was requested by his boss, looked into and executed. There are proper channels to go through when firing someone of his status even for the president to follow. Agents wanted him gone, higher level employees in bureau wanted him gone half the nation wanted him gone. He brought shame upon the bureau. But it wasn’t just Trump’s decision. Trump tried to work with him but in the end his boss recommended he be fired

  • Proud Army vet Wife

    First off Corey’s boss made the recommendation that he be fired. 2nd Trump’s never been under investigation for treason and even where it stands with Russia he’s not under investigation per the IC and even Comey had said he wasn’t under investigation. Comey was fired for politicizing the bureau and not doing good is job. He has refused to answer important questions from both democrats and Republicans in congress, his agents lost respect for him after the Clinton email investigation and moral dropped within the bureau. Ever liberal/democrat wanted him fired on Nov 9th and they got their wish only it wasn’t because he cost hillary the win because that’s her fault, she failed us in every way possible with corruption and lies, he was died at the request of his boss for not doing his job and loss of respect by his colleagues ando causing lack of trust for the bureau. I’m not a Clinton supporter but nor am I Trump’s #1 fan I just listen to what’s actually going on from those involved and not the media spin. Even democrat and big trump hater Dianne Feinstein made a statement that Trump’s not under investigation and there’s no evidence Trump has had any dealings with Russia. Russia and our election is what is being investigated but without that narrative of trump involvement and fake petions for impeachment what is their to talk about. Because their is no legal reason to impeach him yet people still push that somehow he will be.

  • Badgerite

    Sorry. I will do so henceforth. That’s a pretty easy directive to follow.
    Thanks.

  • Badgerite, start ignoring Bill. You are both blog-clogging, in a couple of threads.

  • Badgerite

    Seriously , does the GOP and trump Monster actually believe we are going to take his word over Comey’s? That’s willful thinking for ya.

  • Badgerite

    Nice point but pretty sure that would not be legal. At all.
    Any more than what the Trump Monster did.

  • brel1

    Here is a question: If Republicans started impeachment proceedings and the impeachment fails, would it be possible for Democrats to impeach him a second time in the event they take back congress?

  • brel1

    Trump may has well have tattooed his forehead with “Guilty as Sin”. Comey should have asked our once allies for the funds for the investigation. They would have handed it over willingly to get rid of the nut in chief. The rest of the world is living in as much fear as we are over Trump.

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  • Badgerite

    I don’t think the Trump Monster could have done anything that indicates his guilt in colluding with Russian intelligence to throw the election to himself than to try to derail the FBI investigation. And his official explanation is laughable.

  • This is so blatant that even right wingers like Krauthammer are calling bullshit on Trump. Sadly, the Republicans in Congress are not going to stand up to him. Oh some will whine on cable news but they won’t vote against him. Our only hope of having less than four years of Trump is a huge surge in the midterms and I don’t think that’s something we can count on happening without a LOT of effort and organizing. And if it happens it will be because of grassroots efforts and nothing at all from the “leadership.”

  • Demosthenes

    Comey is a big jerk and seeing him humiliated is okay for me. That said, it’s obvious Trump’s rationale isn’t to punish Comey for his help in electing him. That cover story is silly on its face.

  • Demosthenes

    As much as I despise the sanctimonious, arrogant hypocrite Comey, it’s pretty obvious Trump fired him forca reason other than the one stated: Comey’s unprofessional behavior last year in helping Trump win office. It’s a silly reason on its face.

    Now that he has fired Comey and is actively and publicly trying to quash the investigation of his campaign’s complicity with Russian hacking of the 2016 election to impose Trump on our nation, it’s well past time for an independent investigation. This should no longer be in the hands of Congress or any politically tainted Trump lackey named to head the FBI.

  • Well, all other considerations aside, couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. Do you suppose Comey thought his deliberate attempt to throw the election to Trump would save his job?

    (Sidebar: You know, the Trump regime is starting to look more and more like the reign of Ivan the Terrible.)

  • Bill_Perdue

    Move along folks. There’s nothing to see here except the fake trappings of a fake democracy exposed as camouflage for a system and a government in it’s death agony.

  • The firing in itself is completely within the purview of the President; the FBI director serves at his pleasure. But if the impetus for the firing was part of a larger attempt at a cover up, or to deflect an investigation, it’s a simple abuse of power. But ultimately, the only thing that is impeachable is what a majority of Congress believes is impeachable… and under this Congress, they’re too distracted trying to find ways to kill millions of Americans to care.

  • Abra

    Would someone be so good as to explain how this is impeachable? Not being snarky, genuinely want to know.

  • woodroad34

    Sessions might want to talk with Archibald Cox about how that kind of thing works out…or maybe with John MItchell (through a seance, I guess–Sessions probably has a direct line to Hell, anyways). Trump may want to find Nixon’s portrait in the White House and ask some pithy questions about what his future looks like.

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