Seven reasons why Trump abruptly fired FBI director Comey – By www.161718.info There are conflicting accounts of the reasons FBI director, James Comey, was abruptly fired. We all know that no matter how you fire someone, it will certainly have some ramifications. Comey was in Los Angeles when he learned that he has been fired by President Donald Trump. In fact he saw it in the news and thought it was a kind of prank. Below are 7 possible reasons why Comey was fired:
1. Comey was not doing a good job. – President Trump said in an interview that FBI director Comey wasn’t doing a good job. Hence he was fired. However, Trump did not elaborate on the issue.
2. No more confidence in Comey. – According to Deputy White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump has lost confidence in FBI director James Comey over the last few months, the white house has lost confidence on Comey and most importantly, members of the FBI have lost confidence on Comey. FBI director James Comey who was nominated by ex-president Barack Obama, had been on the job as FBI director since 2013 and he was supposed to serve for 10 years.
3. Trump is trying to avoid impeachment. -This is believed by most top Democrats to be the motive for the abrupt firing of Comey. Democrats don’t talk about impeachment but what you’ll hear them say is that Comey knew too much about Russia/Trump campaign collusion.
Comey may have actually told Trump that he (Trump) was not under investigation, but fact is he was secretly investigating Trump as long as he continues to pursue and oversee the investigation into possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials, regarding Russia swaying the 2016 U.S presidential election.
If it is revealed and proved that Trump was behind Russia’s intervention in the U.S election, it could be a ground for impeachment. Remember the fact that some Congress members are already planning to impeach President Trump.
4. Comey lost his credibility – This is one of the reasons given by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in his letter of recommendation that Comey should be fired. It says “over the past year … the FBI’s reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage, and it has affected the entire Department of Justice.”
5. His refusal to investigate and jail Hillary Clinton – Trump promised investigating and throwing Hillary Clinton in jail if he becomes president. Therefore, he was not satisfied when FBI director Comey refuses to pursue the Clinton email investigation. Trump praised Comey when he said he has found new evidence that could be relevant to the Clinton investigation. Somehow, Trump later seems to have regretted praising him when he said he hadn’t actually found material that justified charges against Hillary Clinton.
6. President Trump personally wanted Comey gone – In the WH press briefing in which the press secretary, Sean Spicer was absent, his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the president has been considering doing away with Comey since the president took office. He took advantage of the opportunity to fire him when the recommendations came from the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein.
7. Trump’s hatred for Comey. – Trump shows his hatred for some people such as Rosie O’Donnell, Meryl Streep, John Lewis, etc. One can say that Trump certainly hated Comey when Comey immediately downplayed Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that ex-president Barack Obama wiretapped him. Comey said in an interview that the then President Obama could not order a wiretap of anyone’s phone unchecked. He added that he has carefully checked the FBI and that there was no information that supports Trump’s tweets or Trump’s claims. This suggests that Trump’s allegation was false. No wonder Trump has been considering firing him.