President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday after recommendations from his attorney general and deputy attorney general.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote, “I have concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said, “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 the nearly universal judgement that he was mistaken.”
The man who angered Trump supporters when he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for playing system administrator with government emails also angered Hillary supporters when he notified congress that her case had been reopened a week before the election.
Well, James, that’s what you get for being a people-pleaser instead of doing your job. You were not supposed to care who you were investigating or how that investigation might affect your career. You are supposed to be above partisan politics—an independent investigator of the highest regard. Instead you chose to try and save your job no matter who won the election. You failed.
The lack of accountability in the upper echelons of the U.S. government is astounding. Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate Scandal, which involved spying on the Democratic National Committee with wiretaps and office break-ins. Does this not sound very similar to what just happened involving the Obama Administration and the Trump campaign? The Obama Administration with 100% certainty at this point spied on the Trump campaign. Sure, he was sneaky and had British intelligence use the NSA system to collect the data, but Judge Napolitano’s allegations have been confirmed at this point. So spying on opposing campaigns is standard practice today, except the tools of intelligence gathering have advanced to a place that Nixon could never have dreamed about. With all of this information made public, the fact Comey continues trying to stay friends with the DNC as well as the Trump Administration is laughable and absolutely transparent. His position requires that he command respect by playing by the rules and remaining as unbiased as possible.
Donald Trump wrote, “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.”
The president could not be more clear in that he’s calling you, James Comey, a kiss-ass. Your job isn’t to kiss the president’s ass, it’s to investigate illegal conduct on the federal level. The American people needed you to do your job in 2016 and lead an actual investigation into the former Secretary of State’s email server. Her tech guy looked on Reddit for ways to cover up this negligence, and you did nothing?! Her assistant forwarded some of these emails to her husband, the dick pic politician and now suspected pedophile, Anthony Weiner. And this just wasn’t a big deal?!
Speaking of the penis pic guy, I’ve always enjoyed the way Dave Smith (Part of the Problem Podcast) describes this. Dave will simply explain that Bill Clinton is an alleged sexual predator. Bill’s wife Hillary has a best friend whose husband is also an alleged sexual predator. What the fuck kind of people are they? How can they continue to live carefree and take up positions of power in the U.S.? How can people like James Comey turn a blind eye to these kinds of people? Is it simply fear for his job?
I’ve known a lot of entrepreneurs, professionals, and extremely successful people over my lifetime. One thing that stands out is that these people do not actually care about their jobs. What they care about is their work. There is a big difference. If you care about your job then you will do whatever it takes to keep that job. If you care about your work, you will do whatever it takes to get that work done. We need an FBI director that loves the work, not one that loves the job. I hope we can get a passionate asshole in that office because that’s what it’s going to take.
I’m glad James Comey is no longer heading the FBI, but I definitely worry we will not get the replacement we want. Based on the first 100 days, I’m betting on a drug warrior.