Comey Fired – Thread For Current Trump-ing Events/

From Tips and Al Jazeera.

H/t Larry here:

Trump has fired F.B.I. Director Comey.

I don’t have much to add, but figured we ought to get the discussion placed in an easy to find link, so here’s the place to mull over the current political affairs.

I may well add something to this top post if it looks like it is needed, but it could just as easily stay an simply heading with everything else in comments.

IMHO, this is the result of Comey stating, basically, “Hillary did it. But I could not prove intent.” when proving intent is not HIS job, nor is it part of the statute. He tried to thread the line between letting a criminal take the office of President in NOT announcing the new investigation vs handing the election to Trump by indicting Hillary, and did not “choose wisely’ (or legally). So the hammer drops on him.

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52 Responses to Comey Fired – Thread For Current Trump-ing Events/

  1. Larry Ledwick says:

    From twitter

  2. Larry Ledwick says:

    I can find the full memorandum on twitter but not in a form that I can attach here, should show up by other means in the next hour or so.

    This might work.

  3. Canadian Friend says:

    YEAH !!

    Trump is back !

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    I’ll be cruising various media for their spin on it. FWIW, NewsMax is just now reporting that it happened and that Sessions was involved, so We’re faster than NewsMax!

    (And, it would seem, much of the MSM, though for some of them it is Ostrich Time rather than speed…)

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    Reuters NOW has the Comey firing in the top summary, so that means we were faster than Reuters too. (They were not running it when I ran into it on Al Jazeera, about 1/2 hour after Larry first put a comment in tips.)

    So Yeah Team! Faster than Reuters AND NewsMax! (and who knows how many others).

    Not only that, we weren’t even trying for speed…

    Thought Reuters is running a clip of News Pig Schumer dissing Trump over it In Grave Tones of Concern Trolling… so he’s fast to the camera, for sure…

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    Hmmm… How odd… Under the list of postings this is listed as the typically private permalink number of 31355, yet the URL shows the proper link name of:

    Yet Another interesting strange behaviour from WordPress…

    UPDATE: Fixed it. Despite entering a title, as it showed up in the URL, WordPress had lost the title… so I put one in, again… -E.M.Smith

  7. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Trump may be the one to drain the ‘gator infested swamp of Washington, DC

  8. E.M.Smith says:


    So far so good! One more toothless gator down, some toothy ones to go…

  9. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Trump’s Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, has already been castrated by the US NAS, the source of false consensus science“, that will review future DOE programs and budgets for Congress.

  10. E.M.Smith says:

    CBS running the story now as a Concern Trolling piece, Oh So Worried about ~”What this means for Trump”… ABC running it as more or less straight news, but with lots of ‘He Said / She Said” point counter point – and both happy to point out FBI investigating Trump v Russia…. Next to NBC… “Stunning Development”… Reading the Trump letter in bits. Then saying Spicer “dodged” at the press conference (prior to announcement). And they too get in the FBI / Russia “investigation” mud toss.

  11. jim2 says:

    I have to wonder what this means for ole HRC. Could be a run on popcorn later …

    I’m guessing the MSM will diss Trump for it, no matter why or how he fired Comey.

  12. Paul Hanlon says:

    Chuck Schumer was calling for a special prosecutor, and I just wonder if that was the real intention here. The Senate Hearing with Sally Yates / James Clapper was an absolute disgrace. All there was was a load of innuendo negative to PDJT, spewing out from the Democrats and nothing from the Republicans. Maybe he felt that with a Special Prosecutor, his side of the story would get out, the Congress critters would lose an opportunity for grandstanding at his expense, and instead be spending more time on moving his agenda forward.

  13. jim2 says:

    Is this true? Wow!!

  14. E.M.Smith says:


    Well, Trump DOES know how to put on a show… “Your FIRED!” on TV… behind the guy… ;-)

    I suspect folks at the HRC Money Laundry are seriously worried that Their Guy is no longer able to set aside prosecution. As no charges were brought, nothing prevents bringing them… There is no “double jeopardy” if you dodged the first one…

    Oh what a tangled web…

    I’ve laid in an 18 pack of Suds, and I’m planning on a late night and long week…

  15. jim2 says:

    Now the intel agencies know two things about Trump:

    1. He’s not stupid.
    2. He has a pair of Big Brass Balls!

  16. E.M.Smith says:


    Au Contrair!!

    This is Trump we’re talking about. His are Gold Plated at a minimum, and perhaps Solid Gold… (My suspicion is Gold Plated Titanium, from what I’ve seen of him…)

  17. jim2 says:

    True that, EM.

  18. LG says:

    “MesDames, Messieurs, We are now entertaining wagers on the Dismissal of FBI Deputy Director
    Andrew McCabe”.
    “Faites vos jeux, mesdames, messieurs.”
    “Faites vos jeux,”

  19. Larry Ledwick says:

    Sheriff Joe Arapio or Sheriff David Clarke for FBI director ;)

  20. Richard Ilfeld says:

    So what did he really do?
    Was the guy who hustled up the fake dossier?
    Refused to look for leakers?
    Was the leaker?
    Made an ‘I’ll get Trump’ statement to someone who wasn’t as partisan as he thought?

    One way or another, Comey pooped on the carpet and just got whacked with a rolled up newspaper.

    If the Dems continue this special prosecutor idiocy — appoint four.
    One for the Russians.
    One for the Clintons.
    One for the leakers.
    and one to investigate Obama’s spying domestically.

    Four, or none.

    AS with most other stuff that’s happening, every Dem bitching about the firing can be played on videotape from the Election era calling for his firing.

    Seems to me Trump has the initiative.

  21. Alexander K says:

    Go Donald – I am wondering how HRC’s fingernails are doing!

  22. Zeke says:

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump May 2

    FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!

    Donald J. Trump‏@realDonaldTrump 52m52 minutes ago

    Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, “I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.” Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp

    Ocare in a death spiral and manufacturing roaring back

  23. angech says:

    Did not think he (Trump) would be allowed to last 100 days.
    They are throwing everything including two kitchen sinks at him and still he goes on
    Give us another 30 days at least, please.

  24. philjourdan says:

    Comey managed to piss off everyone. He pissed off Trump supporters when he became judge and jury over Hillary (she broke the law, but “he” was not going to prosecute). He pissed off Hillary folks when he re-opened the email case 10 days before the election.

    So other than some idiots like Schumer, no one is upset. And Schumer? Keep whining. If he had even a modicum of civility about him, perhaps his whining would be taken seriously. As it is, he is the broken record the YSM goes to when they want an anti-trump sound byte. That is all he is good for.

  25. David A says:

    Gone and good riddance. So many reasons for this, including not keeping a taped transcript of interviews with HRC, then claiming HRC never lied to the FBI, and this entire ever ongoing….investigationnn of Trump Russia with zero substance. The fact is the DNC REFUSED to allow the FBI access to their servers in order to investigate who the hackers were.

  26. E.M.Smith says:

    @Dave A:

    That refusing server access always surprised me. Here I thought the guys with guns and badges were empowered to impound evidence as required…


    I used to think the Democrats were a bit daft for claiming all sorts of crazy criminal motivations and actions by anyone Republican. This prolonged round of Trump Bashing has given me enough data to realize it comes in two forms. One of them is just ‘stuff and nonsense for effect’, like Little Chucky Schumer wailing both for and against Comey in the course of a few months. The other has become more clear: Democrats accuse Republicans of criminal actions that the Democrats would have done in the same situation;

    So now I try to mentally sort any crap claim by the Democrats into
    1) Lying for effect.
    2) Illegal acts the Democrats would do in the same situation.

    What pains me is that there seems to be no group that belongs to “Valid Concern”… For Dems, that seems to be the empty set… I have the category. I try to make things sort there. They end up a better fit to #1 or #2 …. Piss on Trump or Dems Crap….

  27. p.g.sharrow says:

    Comey may be glad to leave, as riding that fence rail must have been getting very uncomfortable for him. I should think retiring to his millions and his fat pension should suave his wounds as well as the sudden acclaim from his new found friends of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile the Beast continues his passage thru the Liberal Progressive china closet. They scream and yell while he breaks their crookery and ignores them as so many flies…pg

  28. jim2 says:

    Hopefully Trump can continue to purge those bureaucrats who are willing to break the law and/or not willing to carry out Administrative initiatives (those within the current law). Also, judges who don’t live up to their oath to support the constitution and existing laws need to be gotten rid of.

  29. cdquarles says:

    President of the USA’s Federal government isn’t just any ol’ CEO job. The government at all levels has way too much power, especially so for the Federal parts. Still, that office isn’t that of a dictator. There are things that he can and cannot do. Always, and I really mean ALWAYS take ‘media’ reports with plenty of salt. They are almost always wrong, spin or both.

  30. Larry Ledwick says:

    So now I try to mentally sort any crap claim by the Democrats into
    1) Lying for effect.
    2) Illegal acts the Democrats would do in the same situation.

    I would add:
    3) Illegal acts the Democrats have already done in similar situations or are currently doing in some other context.

    The operative phrase that keeps popping into my mind on many of these is “he protests too much!”

    Not sure where to rank those that I find usually best fit into the just bat shit crazy, nutty as a fruit cake category like Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi and some of their completely off the wall allegations.

  31. Zeke says:

    So now I try to mentally sort any crap claim by the Democrats into
    1) Lying for effect.
    2) Illegal acts the Democrats would do in the same situation.

    I would add:
    3) Illegal acts the Democrats have already done in similar situations or are currently doing in some other context.

    Don’t forget 4.) the Sins of Omission.
    The American people think that if the news agencies aren’t reporting on something, it isn’t happening. The truth is, we could have a plague or pandemic and if the meejah didn’t report it, the trusting Americans and Europeans would actually not know about it. (For example, look at the effects of mass migration.) And there is an overdose pandemic going on right now. And possibly VD. I think we all ought to assume that the attentional mechanism of the press is one big head fake.

  32. jim2 says:

    I’m loving the leftist melt-down. So far, the alligators have lost a round. We’ll see how this plays out. The gators could try to mount an attack.

    Many leftists are calling for a special prosecutor. I agree with them. A SP needs to pick up the investigation of HRC.

  33. jim2 says:

    Watching a press conference now, conducted by a lady. Not sure her name. She is kicking major ass. Lot’s of sad looking reporters there. She just call the Dimowits hypocrites for complaining about Comey’s firing. She said if HRC were elected she would have fired him the first day and the current complainers would be dancing in the street! LOVE IT!!

  34. Another Ian says:


    I’ll remind you of the repeated item title over at Small Dead Animals

    “When The Democrats Do It, That Means That It’s Not Illegal”

  35. Paul Hanlon says:


    That’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and I think she is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, the presidential candidate. She’s very good, that’s the second time I’ve seen her in that role. I think she’s a tiny bit Aspe, but has a good command on things.

  36. Larry Ledwick says:

    From twitter:
    The Millennial Post‏ @tmillennialpost 2 hours ago

    Source: FBI shortlist includes Trey Gowdy, Rudy Guiliani, Ray Kelly, Chris Christie and a few unknown career FBI agents.

  37. Larry Ledwick says:

    @jim2 I believe that would have been Sarah Huckabee – Sanders

  38. jim2 says:

    Gowdy would make an awesome FBI director.

  39. Alexander K says:

    I’ll go along with Gowdy as FBI Director – the man has incredible clarity and directness which allows no opponent any ‘wiggle room’ whatsoever.
    Sadly, I don’t think my vote counts!

  40. R. de Haan says:

    The Swamp has kicked the swamp into acton all right.
    People who called for Comey to be fired two weeks ago, now call Trump firing Comey “outrageous”.
    This is the scum of the earth.

  41. Larry Ledwick says:

    My only reservation about Gowdy is that he might be more important where he is now. There might be a long time FBI who has his head screwed on straight and has the historical knowledge about where the bodies are buried and who can be trusted to get things back on a sound footing. It would also be seen as a vote of confidence in the organization to promote an insider who is well respected.

  42. jim2 says:

    Clapper melt-down. He believes President Trump’s exercise of his Constitutionally-granted power is some kind of revolution.

    CLAPPER: Well, I will just say that the developments of the past week very bothersome, very disturbing to me. I think in many ways, our institutions are under assault both externally and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.

  43. jim2 says:

    From the article:

    The FBI has raided the headquarters of a controversial Maryland Republican organization with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, a local television station reported.

    Federal agents executed a search warrant Thursday on Strategic Campaign Group, a Republican consulting and fundraising firm in Annapolis, according to WBAL-TV. WBAL reported that the firm is notable for its use of technology in political campaigns.

    More …

  44. Another Ian says:


  45. E.M.Smith says:

    @Another Ian:

    As the article states, the purpose is to put Trump permanently “under investigation” while fanning impeachment passions in yheir base and confusing the uninterested with headlines.

    It is a 100% full on legal war and ideological propaganda putche…

    If Trump endorsed chocolate ice cream, he would be accused of being a racist exploiting 3rd world labor and cow slavery… with folks asking to see his taxes and his investments in cocoa…

    The only good news is that outside the beltway, the Dims just look panicked and stupid.


    Going to be fun watching the food fight over who runs the FBI.

    Defanging the Soros Socialist Dim Mob will take a long time by a staff of thousands…

  46. jim2 says:

    The report by Comey that Trump asked him to drop the Flynn investigation has the worst optics of all the “news” swirling around Trump. It can be construed that Flynn has something on Trump and Trump wants whatever it is to remain under wraps. Know that I’m not saying this is the case.

    You know, I’ve read the Constitution a few times and while I can’t quote it verbatim, I don’t recall the FBI being a fourth branch of government that is independent of the other three and acts as part of the checks and balances system. Just sayin’.

  47. David A says:

    With regard to optics for Trump, unproveable accusations from a well and justly fired employee have little weight.

  48. jim2 says:

    McCain is comparing the Comey firing to Watergate. At this point I consider him a traitor. He needs to go back to Arizona and do some fishing.

  49. E.M.Smith says:


    In the desert…
    “Here’s your worm, sir. Might I suggest casting out near that cactus over there?”

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