May 9, 2017
President Trump proved to be irrational and thoughtless by firing FBI Director James Comey who helped him to win the election by his announcement 10 days before the presidential election the re-opening of the case of e/mail against Hillary Clinton. Mr. Comey just couple of weeks ago testified in the Congress about his involvement in investigating the Trump-Russian connection and possibility of any wrong doing by Mr. Trump and or his staff during the campaign of 2016 and after the election.
One could deduce that that testimony gave a reason for Mr. President Trump to fire him so to stop or slow the speed of investigation. Of course as usual, President Trump came up with a highly bogus and illogical reason for firing Mr. Comey which was that he was fired for mishandling former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s e/mail issues. It was as if President Trump was doing a favor to Mrs. Clinton and punishing Director Comey of his mishandling.
Of course, no one has believed this ridiculous excuse for firing Director Comey. He was fired for a simple reason, which is Director Comey was investigating President Trump’s connection with Russia as well as his staff dealings with Russian individuals which could bring Trumps’ presidency down.
This is what former President Richard Nixon did when he was under investigation for Watergate and started firing the attorney generals and others who were much involved in the investigation.
What President Trump has not and still does not understand is that his actions are recorded and lasts forever and can be replayed on and on for the public to show what kind of a man and leader he is. His superficial excuses for his actions including firing of Director Comey are registered in the US history for good and can be replayed to defeat his arguments. Also President Trump has a short memory and does not realize what he said few hours or few days earlier.
During the campaign he thanked and praised Director Comey for his action and announcement of re-opening the e/mail investigation just few days before election. After inauguration he threw kisses to Director Comey and now he decided to fire him for mis-handling Clinton’s e/mail investigation.
Further, the way Director Comey was fired was demeaning and extremely hurtful and without any class. Director Comey was in Los Angeles in front of group of students whom to be recruited for FBI and while he was talking the big TV screen behind him announces that he was fired. People started looking at the screen and Director Comey after reading it made statement that it was a good prank. However, it was not a prank, as his staff came to the stage and called him to go to a side office where over the phone form FBI headquarter he was advised of the fact of his firing.
After the entire country found out through news that Director FBI was fired, then a letter from the White House was sent to FBI Headquarter about firing Director Comey. This has never happened in the US history not this way.
The proper procedure is to call the director over the phone if he is out of town and first let him know and then make the announcement, not the way that the White House did it. Not only President Trump lacks class and finesse in handling these types of matters, but it is astonishing that his staff and advisors also lack such finesse.
President Trump did not fire Director Comey for what he did to Secretary Hillary Clinton, but what he was doing to President Trump with his investigation. AS to Director Comey, it is ironic that he was compensated by being fired by the man that he helped to be elected as the president of the United States.
President Trump could not have been elected had it not been for the Director Comey’s announcement of re-opening the investigations on Clinton’s e/mail. During the nine day over 24 million voters casted their votes and the poll showed that 12% percent changed their vote from Clinton to Trump because of the Director Comey’s announcement. That is 2,880,000 votes which could have gone to Hillary Clinton and would have definitely defeated Donald Trump.