Lol, and a bunch of people come to prove my point. Poor excuses to why their side isn't as bad, knowing full well that if Hillary won they would fully support her firing him. Even if he was still investigating her emails. Both sides are just freaking pathetic on this.
Er... I wouldn't? =P Even from the perspective of Clinton, one fuck-up by Comey, imo, shouldn't be enough to get the guy fired, unless there's a pattern of shitty behavior leading up to it. The only other FBI Director who's ever been fired, by Bill Clinton, was such a mess that both Clinton's administration, and the Republican administration preceding him, wanted him gone.
That being said, come on... you seriously don't look at the events that transpired in the months between the actual incident that Trump's administration cited as being the 'reason,' and the day he finally pulls the trigger? All the statements made by Trump, Sessions and co. praising Comey for the very thing they're now insisting was the reason behind his firing, that isn't jingling any bullshit detectors at all?
This isn't simply a matter of hypocrisy; we know that Trump is hypocritical anyway, whether it's his travel habits, his work ethic, etc, him being hypocritical isn't new. It is that he has fired a man who was in charge of an department looking into the circumstances of his election win- the behavior of his campaign- and then tries hauling out a stale, outdated reason that he has never shown any signs of ascribing to until now, in fact stuck to the polar opposite position, to justify it. The reason they're using this unfounded, astounding 180 degree shift is because the only other alternative on deck is that he is trying to protect himself from people digging too deeply in inconvenient places. He even uses the letter he sent firing Comey to try and protect himself. He now, most recently, is insisting that firing Comey was in fact his idea, and he was going to do it regardless of what the Attorney General or Deputy recommended. Certainly, it could just be because Trump is egotistical and wants to take credit for everything... or he actually did want to fire Comey for reasons that had nothing to do with Clinton, and the Justice Department tried to give him a 'cover' to get away with it.
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