President Trump is draining the swamp.
On the advice of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, President Trump has terminated the employment of FBI Director James Comey, effective immediately.
Here is the text of the president’s letter to Comey:
Dear Director Comey,
I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
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.
It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Donald J. Trump
The termination came soon after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey’s sworn congressional testimony last week. Comey testified that Hillary Clinton senior aide Huma Abedin, had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to the laptop computer of her perv husband, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), including some that contained classified information. Earlier today the FBI sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee asserting that only “a small number” of the thousands of emails found on that computer had been forwarded there. The bulk of the emails had been backed up from electronic devices, according to the agency.
Comey is an incompetent, lying slimeball far more interested in Washington politics and staying in the media spotlight than in doing the right thing. Good riddance.
Just weeks ago, Comey finally acknowledged publicly in congressional testimony that his agency is indeed investigating President Trump’s campaign for alleged ties to the Russian government and collusion regarding the November election. Comey has been one of the main drivers of the ongoing Trump-Russia witch-hunt. The absence of evidence of collusion between Team Trump and Russia is overwhelming, for lack of a better word, and unless actual evidence of electoral mischief surfaces the public backlash against those crying wolf at some point is likely to be fierce.
Comey said the U.S. intelligence community believes Russia acted to help Trump and hurt Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton during the election cycle. “They wanted to hurt our democracy, hurt her, help him,” he said.
Comey said it was “a fairly easy judgment” that Trump was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s candidate in the U.S. presidential race. “Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much that the flip side of that coin was he had a clear preference for the person running against the person he hated so much.”
This is nonsense. Speculation at best.
This post has been updated several times.