WHY TRUMP FIRED COMEY: Why Comey has described Mr. Trump, the President of the US, as crazy

When will the Trumpers smell the fumes of scandal?


Comey’s refusal to his Senate testimony for Trump aides was seen as an act of insubordination

As for Trump, in his interview with Holt the President said “I was going to fire Comey, my decision,” Trump repeated for emphasis. “I was going to fire Comey,” adding that  “I was going to fire him regardless of recommendation. He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.”  Trump also called Comey a “showboat” and a “grandstander.” Trump said the FBI had been “in turmoil” for more than a year and hadn’t recovered.

This fits with the facts we now know.  Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had wanted a heads-up from Comey about what he would say at a May 3 hearing about his handling of an investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.  When Comey refused, “It gave the impression that he was no longer capable of carrying out his duties,” one official said.

The Trump administration said on Tuesday Comey was fired because of his handling of the Clinton email probe.  A former Trump adviser, however,  said Trump was also angry because Comey had never offered a public exoneration of Trump in the FBI probe into contacts between the U.S. ambassador to Russia, Sergei Kislyak, and Trump campaign advisers last year. According to this former adviser, Comey’s Senate testimony on the Clinton emails likely reinforced in Trump’s mind that “Comey was against him.”  “He regretted what he did to Hillary but not what he did to Trump,” the former Trump adviser said of Comey.


Two former senior Justice Department officials said it made little sense to fire Comey while the Justice Department Inspector General was still doing a review of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Asked by reporters why fired Comey, Trump said, “He wasn’t doing a good job, very simply. He wasn’t doing a good job.”


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