Engineers haven’t designed an amusement park ride that has the twists and turns of 45’s presidency. Just when you think your approaching a part of the ride allowing you to catch your breath, the ride takes a very sharp and unexpected turn.
However there are signs, in a form of Tweets. The signs don’t necessarily make sense but they are indicators of his mood.
By the number tweets on May 8th , 45 clearly was concerned about the committee hearing on Monday. After the hearings, there were calls for further investigation into 45, taxes, Russian investments by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
The White House said they fired James Comey, the FBI director, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Comey, notified Congress about the discovery of e-mails in October 2016.
Trump asked Comey to stay on in January.
Jeff Sessions, recommended that Comey be fired. However, last October, Sessions defended Comey actions on Hillary’s e-mails. On Fox Business News, Sessions said “He had an absolute duty, 11 days or not, to come forward with the new information that he has and let the American people know that, too,
James Comey is only the second FBI Director to be Fired
In 1993, President Bill Clinton fired FBI director Williams Sessions. Sessions was under investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility during George Bush’s final year in office.
The Justice Department found, Sessions had engaged in a sham transaction to avoid paying taxes of his use of an FBI Limousine. Sessions billed the government for a fence around his home, he said it was for security, the findings it was for his use. He also billed the government for trips and vacations. With all the cards on the table, Sessions refused to resign.
Russia ,and the Abuse of Power?
Many people who were connected to Donald Trump campaign ARE under investigation. 45 has fired the acting Attorney General, nearly every U.S. attorney, and now the Director of the FBI, many of these individuals were involved in the Russian investigation.
Donald Trump is not under investigation. However his campaign is. There are clear links to individuals who have financial ties to Russia. Some lied about their Russian connections.
Jeff Sessions, our Attorney General, lied to Congress about meeting with Russians. Sessions recuse himself from the Russian investigations, recommended Comey be fired.
Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Roger Stone, and Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn have strong connections to Russia.
Comparisons to Richard Nixon
October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox, a special prosecutor looking into the burglary at the tip of the iceberg of the Watergate scandal. Both Nixon’s attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned in protest. The day is known as of the Saturday Night Massacre.
45’s firing of James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation an investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia, is more than a curious comparison.
Richard Nixon, resigned less than a year after the Saturday Night Massacre.
(1) the scientific study of sight and the behavior light, or the properties of transmission and deflecting of other forms of radiation.
(2) the way in which an event or course of action is perceived by the public.
The timing, one day after the hearings will raise the eyebrows of most Americans. In his letter terminating Comey ,he includes this curious paragraph.
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau,”
The former FBI Director James Comey isn’t a popular man. Many Democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters blame Comey for her loss. Many Republicans believe he should have moved to prosecute Clinton. Last year, many politicians on both sides of the aisle called for Comey to resign. If 45, fired Comey shortly after his election, his administration would not experience the firestorm it has now created. With this action, his low ratings could drop further. Today, 65% of Americans don’t think he is trustworthy. As many Democrats and Republicans are outraged. Any replacement for James Comey by this administration, will not be trusted.
Trust me when I say- More too Come!
“The REAL President of the United States”