James Comey Is Out, But the Russia Investigation Must Continue

James Comey, you’re fired!

The FBI director who infamously meddled in the presidential election by announcing in late October that the FBI was reinvestigating Hillary Clinton’s emails (only to later admit the FBI found nothing new) is finally out of a job. Ironically, I might add, Comey was fired by Donald Trump, the man he either intentionally or inadvertently helped elect.

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Trump stated that both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended this termination to him, and he has decided to follow their advice. Wishing Comey the best of luck, Trump wrote, “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”

Indeed, it was just the day prior that news emerged that Comey gave more “misleading” testimony (i.e. he lied) about Clinton’s emails. He alleged that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded hundreds of thousands of Clinton’s emails – including classified messages – to her husband Anthony Weiner. The FBI later had to clarify this “misstatement.”

Although Comey’s firing seems justified for a variety of reasons, now is not the time for Americans to celebrate. In fact, those who believe that the FBI is actively investigating the Trump administration’s unsavory ties to Russia should be downright upset and frightened by this development.

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You see, Trump is the man who will get to appoint a new FBI director. He can choose someone even more loyal to him than Comey, thereby nearly ensuring that the FBI lets any real investigation into the Russia matter fall by the wayside.

It’s obvious that the Russia investigation is at the top of Trump’s mind. On Monday he changed his Twitter header to quote himself that there’s no evidence of him colluding with Russia. Then, in the letter he used to fire Comey, Trump said, “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.”

See, this termination is definitely not about the FBI’s investigation – Trump said so himself!

The DOJ is claiming that Comey is being let go because of how he showed poor judgment in handling the Clinton email investigation. While that would have been a good reason to fire him back when Trump first took office, the fact that he’s using that excuse now should raise some eyebrows. It seems highly unlikely that Trump is suddenly so offended by the Clinton email saga that he had to fire Comey months later – unless there’s secretly another impetus.

Sadly, with this power move, we’re getting further away from Trump being held accountable from any possible collusion with Russia. If the FBI director is handpicked by the president, that shuts that avenue down, leaving just Congress and the DOJ to connect the dots. Don’t forget, though, that both of those entities are controlled by Republicans who have demonstrated a willingness to turn a blind eye to this Russia situation.

Look, you don’t have to like Comey. You don’t have to disagree with the purported reasons Comey was fired either. But you absolutely should be outraged that Trump appears to be trying to squash an investigation into his misdeeds by ousting the head of the FBI. Something seriously shady is going on here, and hopefully Trump won’t eliminate everyone in Washington that’s potentially willing to get to the bottom of it.

The investigation must continue with an independent prosecutor. Please sign and share this Care2 petition to appoint Sally Yates as an independent prosecutor to take over this investigation now. And while you’re at it, you can sign this petition to have Trump impeached.

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155 comments

Marie W
Marie Wabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Past Member
Past Member 1 years ago

Brian F. Uh oh. CONservative nuts like Alex Jones and Rush Limpballs going after Sanders and wifes TAXES. Which they SHOWED AND PAID. Anything to say about these vermin?

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Past Member
Past Member 1 years ago

Brian F. LOVES fake news!!!

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Past Member
Past Member 1 years ago

Comey. COME ON DOWN!!!!

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Brian F
Brian F1 years ago

Past M The corrupt DNC is being sued for cheating Bernie Sanders out of his primary, and lying about the Nevada convention by falsely claiming Bernie Sanders supporters threw chairs. Disgraced liar Donna Brazille passed debate questions to Hillary, and the WikiLeaks emails proved Hillary was a liar, with close ties to Wall Street for the 21 million they gave her for speeches. Your queen of corruption, Hillary and the corporate democrats are just as corrupt as this fraud, Trump, and the republicans.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E1 years ago

brian f
"I've been told "???? How many times have YOU been told to stop what YOU are doing. ??? Who told me BTW ? YOU ?

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Brian F
Brian F1 years ago

Rhoberta E You've been told to stop your boring post.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E1 years ago

brian f...troll for trump !!!

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Brian F
Brian F1 years ago

Why is a journalist for the New York Times blocking a potential source from contacting him? Why is the mainstream media refusing to go anywhere near a legal case that has heavy implications for the future of American democracy? You already know the answer to this deep down, whether you’re the kind of person who turns and faces reality or the kind of person who dissociates from reality at all costs while watching Samantha Bee and chugging cough syrup on the sofa.
The function of the mass media is not to inform the American public of important things that are happening in their country, it is to turn attention away from the important things that are happening in their country and to keep them sleepy and compliant. The DNC lawsuit is one of the greatest threats to America’s power establishment right now, but only if people know about it.
https://americanlookout.com/the-media-is-ignoring-the-dnc-lawsuit-heres-why/

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Brian F
Brian F1 years ago

The second claim filed is for negligent misrepresentation. The third claim alleges the DNC and disgraced liar Wasserman Schultz participated in “deceptive conduct” by falsely claiming the DNC was being neutral and evenhanded during the Democratic primaries. The fourth claim of the lawsuit seeks a return of all donations made to the DNC by members of the proposed class, with the allegation that those donations were obtained through false representations and omissions related to the Democratic primaries. The fifth claim alleges the DNC broke its fiduciary duties during the Democratic primaries to members of the Democratic Party by failing to run the primaries in fair way. And the sixth claim is for negligence against the DNC for failing to protect the personal information of the donors that was leaked out by Russian hackers in April.
“This lawsuit is our effort as attorneys to give a voice in the political system to all those who have been defrauded by the conduct of the DNC in supporting and promoting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, in violation of its own charter, that requires it to be neutral,” says Beck in the video. He emphasized the lawsuit isn’t about money, saying “I don’t think you can put aÂ&nb

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