President Trump gave James Comey an opportunity to change his modus operandi from political games to enforcing laws as proper. Comey did not use President’s good will and did not resign, either.
So, firing was imminent to advance MAGA and stop political posturing.
Even three former assistant directors of the FBI appeared on Fox News Tuesday night to share their thoughts on President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey.
Former FBI Assistant Directors James Kallstrom, Bill Gavin and Ron Hosko shared the opinion that Comey had it coming because he misused his power as FBI director.
They all thought Comey sealed his fate after his July 5 press conference in which he assumed the role of a prosecutor and recommended no charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
“I’m glad it happened,” Kallstrom said of Comey’s firing. “I think Jim Comey way back almost a year ago kind of forgot he was the FBI director.”
He continued: “Jim Comey danced with the devil, and later on down the road talked about this great investigation the FBI conducted. Of course, they had no subpoena power, they couldn’t compel any investigation or search warrants. They had to beg people to look at things. The interview of Hillary Clinton, in my view, was a sham.”
Even though Comey made a lot of mistakes, Kallstrom said he was still “basically a good guy.”
Kallstrom said: “He was lacking common sense, and it’s time for new leadership in the FBI.”
Comey “threw the FBI under the bus and the reputation of the FBI under the bus. That’s what I am very mad about and have been very mad about for a long time.”
Bill Gavin said Comey’s firing was “something that had to happen.”
“Jim Comey is a bright guy, he’s an ethical guy, but the bottom line is when he made a prosecutive opinion in an investigative matter he made a mistake,” he added.
“We all make mistakes in life — this was a big one that was obvious to everyone.”
Ron Hosko said that Comey’s firing was shocking but he wasn’t surprised about it in the least bit.
“Certainly there are going to be some FBI who think [Comey] went too far back in July,” Hosko said. “I think, that is, reasonable minds can agree, the province of the prosecutor.”
He thought Comey was forced to “throw himself on a grenade” over former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s airport tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Comey’s firing was the “price he had to pay,” Hosko said.
The FBI’s reputation is forever besmirched by the actions of James Comey! It is a shame, but every investigation will now be questioned in light of its political consequences! The FBI is supposed to be above that!
The fact is, Comey made a fatal error when he chose to exceed his authority. When his department and Americans no longer trust his judgment, it is time for him to move on.
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