Earlier this week FBI Director, James Comey, was terminated by President Trump. Mr. Comey was in Los Angles addressing FBI employees when televisions in the back of the room announced that the he had been fired.
The evening of May 9 several of the President’s surrogates were dispatched to explain that the President was simply responding to a letter from the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, that sited Mr. Comey’s public discourse, last summer, regarding the investigation into Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The surrogates contended that this was the reason for Mr. Comey’s termination.
Candidate Trump praised Mr. Comey’s pubic statements regarding his Presidential Opponents’ investigation…numerous times during the Election Cycle.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threatened to resign, due to the President placing the blame on him for Comey’e firing.
On May 11 NBC’s Lester Holt interviewed President Trump. The President said that Comey was, ‘a showboat…a grandstander,’ he later said to Lester Holt, “He [Rosenstein] made a recommendation, he’s highly respected, very good guy, very smart guy, The Democrats like him, the Republicans like him. He made a recommendation. But regardless of [the] recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. Knowing there was no good time to do it! And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, ‘You know this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.”
This morning, the President tweeted, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
So, the President fired the head of the FBI in the midst of its’ investigations into Russia’s influence into our last Presidential Election. Russia favored him and worked to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Director Comey stated in his last appearance before Congress that he felt slightly nauseated when he thought about the possibility that he may have influenced the last Presidential Election in favor of President Trump.
Former Director Comey had, within the past few days, requested additional resources in the Russia investigation.
During a dinner, that President Trump requested with FBI Director Comey, according to Comey, asked for his loyalty. Comey replied that he had pledged his loyalty, through his oath of office, to the Constitution of the United States.
The day after former FBI Director James Comey’s termination…the Russian Ambassador visited President Trump in the Oval Office…with only the Russian Official News Agency TASS,,,invited to record the event.