CDZ Firing Comey.....what was the motivation?

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  1. Toronado3800
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    Analysis: Donald Trump's decision to fire James Comey means the campaign won't end

    There are billions of articles on it, I just picked one from a source I don't always use.

    Why did Trump fire the man now?

    Does the secret lie in Comey's personality?

    Comey seems an interesting man. Let's see if my take on him is right.

    Comey was appointed by Obama then contradicted him by seeming to out Hillary on the email thing. BUT, Comey did not want to prosecute Hillary. Since he picked a middle ground I figure Comey couldn't stand what Hillary did with the emails but also felt it either was not critical or did not think he could win a case.

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    Previously Comey was involved in some episode where he helped prevent John Ashcroft from being bullied (or allowed) to sign off on extending some kind of unconstitutional surveillance order during the big government surveillance hey day following 9-11. So there is a law enforcement officer Comey, coming out on the side of civil liberty during the Bush W administration.

    Do I have these right?

    What else do I need to know about Comey and what was Trump up to?
     
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    Trump woke up in a bad mood...
     
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    To me the motivation is obvious --- it's all about timing..

    Sally Yates was getting way too much press shining way too much spotlight on a way too sleazy Rump scandal. This was a quick and easy way to boot her off the front page and hope that the public would "forget" what she's saying. Because when you live in an ostrichian world of self-delusion, you also delude yourself into believing that other people also swim in self-delusion.

    Besides which, he can't stand it when he's not the center of attention. so it's the narcissistic spite of an emotional 12-year-old.

    Finally and least urgently, he gets to put a lid on that same spotlight and the creepy-crawly things inside. Maybe. Or so he thinks.
     
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    The timing was determined by the Senate confirmation (94-6) of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who laid out the case against Comey's politicized handling of Hillary's national security violations and subsequent investigations of purported Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Instead of being a dispassionate Director of the FBI, he was a political "player" who curried favor with whomever was in power.

    In the case of Hillary's emails, he agreed to bail out AG Lynch (and Obama) by accepting her preposterous story about her "accidental" meeting with Bill Clinton and making the decision not to prosecute Hillary, even though that remained the responsibility of the AG's Office (regardless of Lynch's recusal). He further compounded these political shenanigans by improperly revealing (and then dismissing) the findings of his investigation which, along with numerous unwarranted immunity deals, would make any future prosecution of Hillary's misdeeds impossible.

    His more recent gamesmanship with the "Russian" investigation underscored the fact that he is, like Clapper and Yates, nothing more than a political hack with his finger in the wind. The Director of the FBI is supposed to be more than that.
     
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    Yyyyyeah. Cool story bro. Unfortunately that confirmation was two weeks ago. Oopsie.
    My point stands.
     
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    I thought the Democrats had all agreed amongst themselves the Russians are behind everything, so why are they whining about Comey, again? Because they literally have nothing and need to jump up and down a lot to make it look like they're doing something?
     
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    Time will tell about the motivation.

    Here's the problem with firing someone: Once fired, they no longer have any obligations to their position. Sure, some people will scream "Sour grapes!", but now Comey is free to write a tell-all book about his service as the Director of the FBI. LOL
     
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    their Masters want to keep them harping on Trump, because they have a huge pile of criminal activity and treason to keep out of the news. Hillary's uranium deal, Podesta's especially suspicious Russian connections, the Muslim Brotherhood agent and her sicko deviant husband, etc/., etc., and then there is the hundreds of billions Obama gave the Mullah terrorists in Iran to play with.
     
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    He can't write anything without admitting his own crimes, so it won't be worth much.
     
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    Again, time will tell. IMHO, Comey is a man of integrity in a very, very dirty environment.

    Fuck all the scumbag partisans. They're the ones bringing our nation down, not those who speak honestly and truthfully.
     
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