James Comey was one of the Albatrosses and land mines Obama had left for President Trump. Former FBI Director Comey appears to have become unstable in his position, as he began to usurp more and more power for himself; even to the point of making decisions for Obama AG Lorretta Lynch. Most recently, he seemed to be attempting to even commandeer the power of the United States presidency. President Trump promised to drain the D.C. swamp and one of its chief creatures has now been given his walking papers.
Members of the Democrat Party who had previously indicated—both before and after the November 2016 election--that they would like to tar and feather Comey and ride him out of town on a rail, are now beside themselves (a dangerous place for anyone to be) with rage that he was fired for his misdeeds by President Trump. Any sensible human might ask “Why?” Comey had divulged that the discovered emails of the Democrat Party’s (then) patron Saint Hillary had committed acts that would be criminal for anyone but a leftist Democrat…and/or any Clinton. However, he had done it in a way—Comey’s now infamous ‘Hillary’s-guilty-but-I’m-letting-her-go-free’ speech to the nation—that flew in the face of FBI protocol and, likely, the law of the land. Listening to Senator Schumer (the Dem Party’s titular head) at the time of Hillary’s Emailgate, one would have thought it should have been Comey—not Hillary—who was to blame for Hillary’s sending classified information hither and yon. So…why is this same Schumer—who had actually and previously called for Comey’s firing--now speaking of Comey as if he’s a fallen hero for the Luciferian Left’s cause? To We-the-People who have never chosen to live under rocks—the answer is obvious. It was solely because President Trump fired him…and members of the Democrat Party leadership teams hate Trump tenfold more than they do Comey.
The lunacy of this is that only the President could have—under the US Constitution—fired him. Comey served at the pleasure of the President. And, President Trump was no longer pleased.
The US Left are falling all over themselves about this firing and trying desperately to justify their feigned fury by now saying “It’s the timing of the firing! Why didn’t Trump do it sooner?!” That reason is, also, simple. Due to the fact that the Democrat Party leadership have refused to allow confirmation of President Trump’s appointees in anything remotely resembling a timely manner, Deputy USAG Rod Rosenstein was only confirmed towards the end of April 2017. He was assigned to the Comey matter, as USAG Jeff Sessions had previously recused himself (due to harangues from the Left) from anything pertaining to “the Russian matter.” Therefore, his deputy AG had to handle Comey.
Suffice it to say, even working at warp speed, it took a few weeks after his confirmation for Deputy AG Rosenstein to fully investigate Comey’s actions, compare his actions to FBI rules and US law, determine whether or not to fire or retain James Comey as the FBI director and file a report with recommendations to his boss USAG Sessions and for Sessions’, subsequent, referral of the letter to the President of the United States. A portion of that report reads: “The Director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General's authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement." Deputy USAG Rosenstein’s report also stated that Comey “ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation."
In his letter to AG Sessions, Rosenstein states unequivocally: “The current FBI Director is an articulate and persuasive speaker about leadership and the immutable principles of the Department of Justice. He deserves our appreciation for his public service. As you and I have discussed, however, 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 judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives” and “On July 5, however, the Director announced his own conclusions about the nation's most sensitive criminal investigation, without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.”
In his recommendation for action against Comey, Rosenstein states: “Although the President has the power to remove an FBI director, the decision should not be taken lightly. I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions.”
The above should be clear for even the most ardent left-wing devotee. Although it will be difficult for leftists and Trump-haters alike, every once in awhile reality needs to be given its due and truth needs to prevail. This is one of those times.
“If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth”—1 John 1:6
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.