President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey.
No, this isn’t comparable to Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” of Watergate fame. There are no tapes, no subpoenas for presidential documents, no resignations from the Justice Department, but instead recommendations from the Justice Department. In short, the overwrought media has toppled into hysteria again.
This is, simply, the rightful determination by the president that he no longer had confidence in James Comey, supplemented by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s recommendation that Director Comey should not have publicly discussed the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Agree or disagree with that decision by Comey not to prosecute Secretary Clinton, that kind of decision-making is not what the FBI does. Ever.
So President Trump on the advice of Rod Rosenstein and on his own gut decided it was time for James Comey to go.