Donald Trump has fired James Comey as FBI director, the man whose handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail matter likely gave Trump the critical edge he needed for victory.
Reason cited was his mishandling of the handling of the Clinton matter. Trump has cake, eats it too. His firing letter also asserts he, Trump, is innocent.
No tears for Comey here. He further bungled the e-mail matter with inaccurate statements about thematter again this week.
Restoring confidence in the bureau presumably will include something less than assiduous attention to further talk of Trump’s involvement with Russians. Democrats have already asked to hear more from Comey about that.
Comments are coming fast and furious. I liked this one.
Trump spent the entire campaign saying Comey was too soft of Clinton. He just fired Comey on recommendation that he was too hard on Clinton.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) May 9, 2017