Does Anyone Know Why President Trump Fired FBI Director James Comey?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 17 months ago

    Does Anyone Know Why President Trump Fired FBI Director James Comey?

  2. Dean Traylor profile image93
    Dean Traylorposted 17 months ago

    Official reason: He was being mean to Hillary Clinton (Yeah, they said that) and he lost confidence in Comey's ability to lead.

    Unofficial: He was investigating possible Russian Collusion among Trump's people. And,Comey poked holes in Trump's wiretap accusation.

    This is a big a deal, and the Trump apologists are already trying to wrought this into a heroic deed by Trump.

    1. lovemychris profile image69
      lovemychrisposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      bush ethics lawyer calling 4 hearing to establish whether trump is fit for the job. anyone who believes he cares about hillary,when his rallies still scream "lock her up",is in serious cult territory.this must end before trump hands putin the arctic.

  3. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months ago

    Trump fired FBI Director Comey, to intimidate him into dropping the investigation into the treasonous connection between him and Putin.  If he can do this to the FBI Director what can he do to the rest of us?

    1. lovemychris profile image69
      lovemychrisposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      they can jail us for laughing at them, and sick the fcc on public figures who insult them.they can demand your social media handles so they can see if you worship trump.they can deny your entry to usa if you dont.this emperor has no clothes.

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      All Americans should be concerned with treasonous activity no matter who does it.

    3. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Does that apply to Democrats like Hillary Clinton?

    4. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      In an interview with Lester Holt today, trump stated that the Russia Gate investigation was the reason he fired James Comey.

    5. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Did you see how many Democrats called for the firing of Director Comey? This TDS has gone over the edge. The media is self destructive at this point. Who will ever trust them with anything?

    6. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Mr. lee, Hillary is the victim of an evil regime that could not beat her in any way except to make up lies about her & having an email server in her home was a mistake, but is not a crime

    7. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You are so naive. Hillary set up her own email server to avoid FOIA requests. The whole pay to play with the Clinton foundation has been exposed. It was the wikileaks whistleblower that reveal many of the wrong doings behind the scene against Sanders

    8. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Do you really believe all the BS made-up about the Clintons? And you call me Naïve?
      I thought you had to be over 18 to write for Hub Pages, not 10.

  4. FitnezzJim profile image83
    FitnezzJimposted 17 months ago

    According to the letter copied and published on CNN, he was fired at the recommendation of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General after they sent letters to Trump recommending his dismissal as Director of the FBI.

    I'm guessing we'll have to wait until copies of those letters are released before we can know their reasons cited, but in the meantime the reason cited in the trump letter is "not able to effectively lead the Bureau".  (This is likely the result of being exposed to that same lack of ability that is epidemic in Washington.)

    In the meantime, the news will do what the news does, and offer all sorts of conjectures for folks to take sides on.

    1. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Rosenstein is our second in command of the Attorney General's office. He is only about 52 and he is the longest serving US District Attorney. Obama appointed him for something. He is bad-ass and said to fire Comey. Trump should leave it at that.

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      The Attorney General was asked if he recommended Jim Comey be fired at the Senate Committee going on right now, his answer was "NO" and neither did the Deputy Attorney General.

    3. FitnezzJim profile image83
      FitnezzJimposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Link please?

    4. Ewent profile image87
      Ewentposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      According to Acting FBI director Trump tried to lob the firing on, Rosenstein, Trump lied. Rosenstein threatened to resign. As Yogi Berra said, "Deja vu all over again" WaterGate style. Nixon fired Cox and Cox's replacement setting off resignations.

  5. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 17 months ago

    President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      There is no Russian Trump connection. As much as the media hates Trump, the TDS has taken them down a false path, one that they may never recover. Their credibility is gone from the American people.

    2. Rock_nj profile image93
      Rock_njposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      How can you declare with certainty that there is no Russian Trump connection?  All the facts are not in yet.  His short-lived National Security Adviser Flynn clearly had connections with the Russian government, as did some of his campaign advisers.

  6. Babes333 profile image61
    Babes333posted 17 months ago

    Yes, it was an intimidation ploy, but everyone saw through it immediately. Like he said to the Russians in the Oval Office, he needed to get Comey off of the Trump-Russia investigation, Apparently, he thought Jim Comey was smart enough to figure out the connection.

  7. Alternative Prime profile image68
    Alternative Primeposted 17 months ago

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    According 2 "DIRECT", Prima Facie EVIDENCE Gathered so far which is Explicitly Depicted  on Film FOOTAGE & Twitter TWEETs, Donald John in his own words & actions, has already performed a near  Impeccable job of IMPEACHING himself 4 the following CRIMEs  ~ Constitutional VIOLATIONs which is an IMPEACHABLE Offense in and of itself, Abuse of POWER, Obstruction & TREASON & Perhaps COLLUSION with OUR Enemy Russia ~ Via Public Documentation, he has Essentially CONVICTED himself much more efficiently than any Prosecutor could ever DREAM of ~

    If U believe his own words, James Comey's Employment was "TERMINATED" in a DESPERATE Attempt by Donald John, 2 INTERFERE with the most IMPORTANT Investigation in Human HISTORY, the OVERT Subversion, Perversion & Undermining by the most POWERFUL Leader on EARTH Vladimir Putin, of a SOVEREIGN Presidential Election here in the USA ~

    "Ultra-DESTRUCTIVE" Unlawful Activity which many CONservative Republicans aside from "Putin's POODLE Donald", continue 2 B COMPLICIT ~ Paul Manifort, Flynn, Carter Page, Jarrod Kushner, Jeff Sessions many Republican Members of CONGRESS etc etc have all Entangled themselves in this "DARKEST & Most DANGEROUS & CORRUPT" of Stories ~

  8. dianetrotter profile image69
    dianetrotterposted 17 months ago

    The investigation will reveal lots of things he doesn't want us to know.  Many may term out to be impeachable offensives.  Some may turn out to be criminal.  Flynn is a prime example of his knowing crooked dealings.  It seems Trump went to the heads of other intelligence agencies to get them to say publicaly, "There is no there there!  Let's move on!"  He thinks he's running Trump International and producing his reality show.

 
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