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Trump Fires FBI Director Comey
The folks in the FBI were absolutely not amused that President Trump fired Director James Comey. And Trump hasn't made things any better by changing the story of how and why he did it from hour to hour for three days.
"When I decided to [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story."
Pres. Trump on firing Comey: "I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story." https://t.co/hxqM1LI6BE— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 11, 2017
Trump, "I have a certified letter. I'm not just saying that." the letter says "I'm not involved in Russia."— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 11, 2017
It's Over Now According to Spokesperson
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
But . . .
Acting FBI Director McCabe on the Russia probe: "We consider it to be a highly significant investigation." pic.twitter.com/xC0Rhbh9wl— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 11, 2017
-Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Russia probe is low on FBI's priority list.— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 10, 2017
-Comey: Russia is "the greatest threat to U.S. democratic process."
Most outrageous statement on Comey firing: WH dep press secy Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “It’s time to move on,” regarding Russia investigation.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) May 10, 2017
WATCH: I was going to fire Comey anyway, Pres. Trump tells @LesterHoltNBC in exclusive interview at White House https://t.co/MAmo1PE1RL— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 12, 2017
Via New York Daily News
"Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey," he said told NBC's Lester Holt. "He's a showboat, he's grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that."
#Trump: #Comey asked to keep his job; I was going to fire him regardless of advice; #trumprussia is nothing to do with me. Count the lies. pic.twitter.com/2P6Y1wAzp0— Jonathan Beeley (@foreignpolicy77) May 11, 2017
But . . .
President Trump: "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey."— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 11, 2017
But yesterday's @jonkarl exchange with @SHSanders45 --> pic.twitter.com/vSsr73ZaVZ
Trump: I was going to fire Comey regardless of recommendation— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 11, 2017
That contradicts what his own vice president said yesterday. Watch. pic.twitter.com/DADpTi5nlo
Huckabee Sanders says Trump had been "considering letting Comey go since the day he was elected."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 10, 2017
Days before that, Trump praised Comey: pic.twitter.com/erEWld5vEl
Just minutes after the NBC Interview, the FBI trolled Trump
with this ominous tweet - a warning perhaps?
Asset forfeiture is used to disrupt, dismantle & deter those who prey on the vulnerable for financial gain. https://t.co/j2mgM3fCce pic.twitter.com/IngSmYASpu— FBI (@FBI) May 11, 2017
Huckabee Sanders vs The FBI Reality
McCabe contradicts Trump on Comey support in FBI. "The vast majority of FBI staff enjoyed a deep positive connection to Director Comey."— Julian Borger (@julianborger) May 11, 2017
FBI agents are changing their FB profile pictures to Comey - usually what they do after a colleague dies https://t.co/Lbcbh1rCsx— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) May 11, 2017
And Trump cancelled a trip to FBI Headquarters
MSNBC Breaking News-FBI tells Trump not to visit Headquarters. Advise him he would not be greeted "warmly".— Ralph Lucarella (@NCPANTHERS1) May 11, 2017
Is this a turning point? asks Charles P. Pierce:
Great writing on #Trump "Turning Point" by @CharlesPPierce @esquire #Comey #TrumpRussia #Congress #GOP #TheResistance pic.twitter.com/m3ImxwjWlr— Jeanne K. (@SnarkAmendment) May 11, 2017
New Yorker Cover - Jeff Sessions dragging Comey pic.twitter.com/vdHzo9WMJS— Yashar (@yashar) May 11, 2017
My latest EXCLUSIVE ===> Trump's botched firing of Comey to save himself from #KremlinGate = beginning of the end.https://t.co/pHzie9MeNN— John Schindler (@20committee) May 11, 2017
Dan Rather on Trump firing James Comey: "What we have here is clearly a cover-up" https://t.co/2VooR955UR— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 11, 2017
The president fired the FBI director to obstruct a federal investigation into possible collusion with a foreign power to fix an election.— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) May 11, 2017
“Comey’s a showboat" said the ex reality show host whose trophy wife lives in a golden palace while he tweets his every thought to millions.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 11, 2017
White House: Nothing to see here— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) May 11, 2017
FBI Director: Yes there is
Trump: Ur fired
WH: Nothing to see here
Acting FBI Dir: Yes there is@Rosie
Come gets axed https://t.co/BJB8jU4DFy via @caglepost @adamzyglis #Trump @GOP #GOP pic.twitter.com/UBMjRxLHiL— Doc (@mch7576) May 12, 2017
It's time for Special Reports old-school style.— Honey #DemForce (@Honey17011) May 11, 2017
C'mon @CNN @MSNBC @CBSNews @NBCNews @ABC - Talk to America. Explain it.#DemForce pic.twitter.com/u3Zh1zyuRR
And All the Karma Comes Flying Back
One more note: with the anger over Comey there's also a fourth option: stuff just starts leaking. Bad stuff. https://t.co/skQ5cjGQ4t— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 12, 2017
REUTERS: 20 State Attorneys General call for independent special prosecutor for Trump-Russia.— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) May 11, 2017
"The Feds have 'Trump tapes' akin to Nixon's 'Watergate tapes'" https://t.co/gELirr7KzN pic.twitter.com/dYrch5ziQp— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2017
"There are now large numbers of people and institutions implicated in Trump’s actions. They are on the line" https://t.co/poBY1eD1eC— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 11, 2017
Now don't everybody hyperventilate but this is @TrueFactsStated on the raid at the Annapolis GOP Fundraisers "Strategic Campaign Group" pic.twitter.com/cF2RpMS505— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 11, 2017
Annapolis firm targeted by FBI touted for pioneering the use of technology in political campaigns. Represents GOP candidates nationwide— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) May 11, 2017
Windows covered w/black plastic at Strategic Campaign Group in Annapolis near where @FBI are investigating a political group. @capgaznews pic.twitter.com/Y9vuuHaSP1— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) May 11, 2017
@ChuckGamble1968 @ayosaba @joshuamckerrow @FBI @capgaznews @LouiseMensch It exists solely to run campaigns for Republicans. Took this screen shot before the inevitable "They weren't Republicans" start rolling in. pic.twitter.com/Npo85xmPDi— Jeremy O'Kelley (@JeremyOkelley) May 11, 2017
SCG is enormous. GOP clients nationwide, including major committees. A lot of people are shitting in their pants right now. https://t.co/VqHampBIas— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) May 11, 2017