Monday, May 29, 2017

Trump Fires Comey (Spoiler Alert: Democrats Are Outraged)


I sat down at my computer with the intention of writing about the firing of FBI Director, James Comey. But as I toyed around with angles to take on the topic, I realized that anything I could say had most likely already been said.

Unless you have been off the grid or in a coma for the last year or so, I'm sure you know the story of Comey's involvement in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, as well as the investigation into Trump's supposed collaboration with the Russian government. In fact, I have even written previously about the FBI investigation's potential impact on the election in my article "Anthony Weiner's Wiener Could Help Determine Winner Of Presidential Election".

Then Hillary Clinton recently made the comment at a speaking engagement that if the election had been on October 27th (the day before Comey notified Congress that the investigation into Clinton was being re-opened), that she had no doubt that she would be President. Interestingly, she made no mention of the fact that she was quite possibly the worst, most corrupt Presidential candidate in the history of the United States.


Throughout the years that I have been interested in and aware of politics, I cannot remember another time when the public's opinion of a key figure flip-flopped so many times.

  • Comey began investigating Clinton and her illegal use of a private email server: (Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him).
  • Comey closes the investigation into Clinton and recommends no charges: (Republicans hate him – Democrats love him).
  • Comey announces new evidence has been uncovered and the investigation into Clinton is being re-opened: (Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him).
  • Comey announces that the new evidence had been reviewed and the investigation into Clinton is being closed again: (Republicans hate him – Democrats love him).
  • Clinton loses the election: (Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him).
  • FBI opens investigation into allegations of Russian “meddling” in our election to ensure a Trump victory: (Republicans hate him – Democrats love him).
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Whether you agreed with his actions or not, I hope you will at least agree that he was in a difficult position. If I had his job, I probably would have resigned long before now, and I definitely would have begged my doctor for a Xanax prescription. At the beginning of the Clinton investigation, when Comey first became a household name, I remember several news anchors describing him, since most of us were barely even aware of who he was at that point. 

I recall him being described as strict, by the book, and not afraid of stepping on toes. It was said that he was possibly the most qualified person in the country to hold the FBI Director title, since he refused to allow party affiliation to ever come into play in an investigation. One comical host even joked that Comey was such a hard-ass, that he would investigate his own mother if he thought she might have broken the law.

This opinion however, did not last long. It took almost no time before people began spewing their hatred for the man, only because he appeared to possibly be reaching a conclusion that could hurt their preferred Presidential candidate. I have always heard that if you have enemies, it means you once stood up for something you believed. So I would say that in Comey's case, since most of the country hated him at one point, he was probably the best man for the job – a job that he now lost due to that un-wavering commitment to finding the truth.


I must say that I find it ironic how the Democrat's opinion of Comey changed so quickly. After Hillary's comment, they were essentially blaming him for her loss. Less than a week later, however, Trump fired him, so the Democrats in their standard post-election fashion, had to oppose the decision. Suddenly I quit hearing how Comey was to blame for the loss. This blame was quickly replaced by cries that Comey must have been close to uncovering something in the investigation into Russian involvement, which surely would have guaranteed an impeachment of Trump.

It's all just the same rhetoric being spewed over and over again by the left. At this point, there really is no reason for them to even go to the trouble of opposing each individual action Trump takes or doesn't take. We get it, liberals hate Trump, even though most of them don't even know why. They might as well just issue one “blanket opposition” to every single thing Trump says and does for the remainder of his presidency. Then Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren can go back to their Bingo game at the nursing home and leave “running the country” to those of us not caught up in blind hatred for our opposition.


So do I agree with Trump's decision to terminate Comey? Based only on the information I had at the time, no, I do not. I don't think it was the right decision, at least not yet. But it was inevitable that it would eventually have to happen. Comey was way too involved in the election to escape without a scratch, even though I believe the actions he took were mostly with the right intentions. I think Comey genuinely wanted to make sure everyone knew the truth, so the right person could win the election. I don't believe that desire was due to any personal bias toward or against either candidate, but rather a desire for everyone to know the truth, whatever it might be.

Unfortunately for Comey, and as we saw with the liberals' reaction to the Wikileaks document dumps, Democrats believe that anyone who uncovers evidence of their corruption is guilty of trying to influence the outcome of the election. I'm sorry, but if the truth is so damaging to you, perhaps you need to look at why you have chosen to oppose it.

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Originally published on Conservative Network News, May 9, 2017.

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