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So Trump finally fired the incompetent FBI director Comey. It's about time. Comey has been pretty worthless. I hope we find a good replacement more focused on upholding our laws than playing politics.


President Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, abruptly ending a rocky year-long stretch for the top law enforcement officer who came under fire for his handling of the Clinton email probe -- and whose agency has been investigating whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia.

“The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions, and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said.

The president told Comey in a brief letter that he could not “effectively lead” the bureau and called for “new leadership that restores public trust and confidence” in law enforcement.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the president’s decision was based on “the clear recommendations” of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The White House made the stunning announcement shortly after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey's sworn testimony on Capitol Hill last week. The director had told congressional lawmakers that Huma Abedin, as a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had sent "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, including some with classified information.

On Tuesday, the FBI said in a two-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that only "a small number" of the thousands of emails found on the laptop had been forwarded there while most had simply been backed up from electronic devices.

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/09/trump-fires-fbi-director-coney.html
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Comey's troubles became insurmountable when a felon became the Democrat's nominee and her husband compromised the investigation by his secret meeting with AG Lynch.

Mr. Comey will have plenty of company under the Clinton bus.
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Every day with Trump is a glorious one and every newcast a blast of fresh air. I like to giggle as the media fumes and seethes. Now if we can replace our "Notes" with money we can recreate the gutted middle class and bring America back online. You don't even need continuous growth if you're not trying to outrun the debt on every printed note right?
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There is already a discussion thread where we've been talking about this for the last 6 hours...


http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-976329/the-daily-donald?fpid=56097387
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Sending the guy notice that he's fired after notifying news networks. Classy.

18 days to fire Flynn, over 100 days to fire Comey. For a guy who's television fame derives from firing people, Trump sure takes his sweet time. Surely this is the product of deliberative thought about public confidence in the FBI over e-mails and totally not about the building FBI investigation that just won't go away. The only way this would look worse is if Trump was having dinner with Putin when it happened.
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Comey was not investigating Trump. Let that sink in
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So this thread was reported because in the generic "lets talk about Donald Trump" thread this is getting discussed. Well because there is a generic thread for talking about Trump doesn't mean you can't have threads about specific issues relating to Trump too.

As long as this thread stays on the specific subject of Comey being fired as director of the FBI it is fine, and can stay active. If it veers into becoming a generic "talk about things Trump has done" thread, it will be locked at that time.

Personally I do find it somewhat hilarious though that in all news outlets this story is not about Comey getting fired, but about the fact that Trump did it, and how people feel about Trump because of it. I would think the termination of a FBI director is newsworthy in and of itself, and maybe discussion of why his termination was even on the table is more valid news.

That's just me though.
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Werent you people wanting comedy fired because of him helping the Russians "hack" our elections? Now suddenly your defending him because he got fired like you wanted.

Also they have had 2 years to investigate Trump and found nothing. Let that sink in. You can't find evidence that doesnt exist.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCVBEE1SfXI
Colbert mentioned this on his show to the cheers of his audience. He was quick to rebuke them though.
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Personally I do find it somewhat hilarious though that in all news outlets this story is not about Comey getting fired, but about the fact that Trump did it, and how people feel about Trump because of it. I would think the termination of a FBI director is newsworthy in and of itself, and maybe discussion of why his termination was even on the table is more valid news.

That's just me though.


Yeah everyone is so hyper focused on Trump that they seem to forget our FBI director just got terminated. Even among pro-Trump circles the focus isn't on the FBI director getting fired but more focused on how everyone was wanting him to get fired, except for McCain.

People are even putting together compilation clips of everyone wanting him to resign. https://mobile.twitter.com/Black_Pilled/status/862180584092647424

Strange times we live in when getting your wish makes you upset.
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Werent you people wanting comedy fired because of him helping the Russians "hack" our elections? Now suddenly your defending him because he got fired like you wanted.

Also they have had 2 years to investigate Trump and found nothing. Let that sink in. You can't find evidence that doesnt exist.


I never wanted him fired but hey way to generalize

Why is Trump so afraid of being investigated?

He will get some yes man stooge in there now and the whole Russia thing will vanish and you sheep will cheer him on
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I never wanted him fired but hey way to generalize

Why is Trump so afraid of being investigated?

He will get some yes man stooge in there now and the whole Russia thing will vanish and you sheep will cheer him on


Do you think the director of the FBI actually investigates anything? He is a figurehead. All the agent investigations are still ongoing, including the 3 or 4 into the Clinton Foundation. Democrats said comey cost them the election and wanted him to be fired, trump fires him and now they use it as an excuse to attack Trump. If democrats moved to Canada like they promised when Trump won, they wouldn't have to worry about this.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCVBEE1SfXI
Colbert mentioned this on his show to the cheers of his audience. He was quick to rebuke them though.


"Lotta Donald Trump fans here tonight" sure is a stinging rebuke.


Rujikin wrote:

Yeah everyone is so hyper focused on Trump that they seem to forget our FBI director just got terminated. Even among pro-Trump circles the focus isn't on the FBI director getting fired but more focused on how everyone was wanting him to get fired, except for McCain.

People are even putting together compilation clips of everyone wanting him to resign. https://mobile.twitter.com/Black_Pilled/status/862180584092647424

Strange times we live in when getting your wish makes you upset.


Almost like the kerfuffle over Clinton's e-mails had died down in the news cycle for months while news over the Flynn debacle and FBI's ongoing investigations were hot on the headlines. Buy hey, the firing at this moment in time makes total sense, Trump has been criticizing Comey for months: http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/05/10/trump-praised-comey-sg-orig.cnn


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Do you think the director of the FBI actually investigates anything? He is a figurehead. All the agent investigations are still ongoing, including the 3 or 4 into the Clinton Foundation. Democrats said comey cost them the election and wanted him to be fired, trump fires him and now they use it as an excuse to attack Trump. If democrats moved to Canada like they promised when Trump won, they wouldn't have to worry about this.


Yes, clearly the director of the FBI is purely a figurehead and in no way could possibly interfere with an investigation.
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