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Trump Should Tell FBI's Comey 'You're Fired!'

Trump Should Tell FBI's Comey 'You're Fired!'

FBI Director James Comey arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a classified briefing on Russia for all members of the House of Representatives January 13, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Monday, 23 January 2017 03:10 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Operating under the cover of night, the terrorists maneuvered their vehicle into place, then slipped away right before detonating it. It was an incredible success. The van, loaded with 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, created such a massive explosion that parts of it landed atop an eight-story building three blocks away.

Best of all for the bad guys, they made a clean getaway. The stolen van was obliterated, its remnants scattered under rubble. No one could possibly be that good as to link them to the attack. Mission accomplished!


The bombers of the physics building at the University of Wisconsin in Madison meticulously executed their plan in August, 1970, but overlooked one thing: they were going up against the best law enforcement agency on the planet, one that always, always, got their man. This entity was, quite simply, the best there ever was.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI. The ultimate G-Men.

Within a week, the FBI had warrants for the suspects. Its agents had so thoroughly sifted through mountains of debris that they reconstructed the van’s VIN number, traced its history, ascertained where the fertilizer was purchased, and did all the other grunt work that, while tedious and unromantic, solved the crime.

In many ways, the FBI’s first director, J. Edgar Hoover, was ahead of his time. While not perfect, he earned the country’s respect by running a tight ship. The Bureau’s success inspired countless children to work that much harder for their shot at becoming part of something special, becoming a part of history.

But fast forward to today, and it is painfully obvious how far the Bureau has fallen. The once-vaunted FBI has seen its rarified position among the stars unceremoniously clunk back to earth. And no one is more responsible for that national disgrace than Director James Comey. His meddling in politics, incompetence, and lack of intestinal fortitude has left the Bureau in shambles.

There is only one way to restore the FBI’s credibility. President Trump needs to fire Director Comey. Here’s why:

Hillary Clinton used her private server to house government emails. Because doing so was potentially in violation of federal laws, the FBI investigated.

While thorough investigations take time, this one took an inexorably long time, leading some to speculate that the Bureau was dragging its feet. Finally, just weeks before the Democrat’s Convention, Comey declared that, in the FBI’s judgment, "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," ostensibly exonerating Mrs. Clinton. Yet he then proceeded to scold her for being "extremely careless" with classified information. Those mixed messages raised many eyebrows.

Comey was wrong in several critical areas:

1) It was far too late in the election process. He should have mandated the investigation conclude sooner, or shelve it until after the election. It is a cardinal sin for any government agency (especially law enforcement) to make pronouncements that appear as "electioneering." And that’s exactly how the July press conference was perceived.

2) Director Comey forgot that the FBI never recommends prosecution. The FBI investigates. Period. The decision about who gets charged is strictly the purview of U.S. Attorneys.

3) In an act of monumental stupidity, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton — while her department was investigating Hillary! Realizing she would appear compromised by announcing that no charges against Hillary would be filed, Lynch pushed the announcement onto Comey. He should have pushed it right back, showing that the FBI could not be "bought off." He didn’t, and the Bureau lost all credibility. But it got worse.

4) Eleven days before the election, Comey launched perhaps the greatest "October Surprise" in history, announcing that he was re-opening the Clinton investigation. It’s bad enough that the evidence appeared weak, but why go public with it?

Yet Comey did an about-face and abruptly closed the investigation a mere two days before voters went to the polls, casting such a cloud over Clinton that many on both sides, including Trump’s former campaign manager, credited his action with tipping the election away from Clinton by giving Trump last-minute momentum.

But what should be the final nail in the coffin is the revelation that the FBI was investigating Donald Trump at the same time Comey made his October surprise announcement. So the Director of the FBI thought it acceptable to publicly disclose an investigation into one presidential candidate, but not the other? Seriously? Are we in The Twilight Zone?

Director Comey’s Keystone Kops leadership has single-handedly allowed the Bureau to become politicized, and worse, marginalized. And until he is removed, no investigation, nor the G-Men who work in the trenches, will merit the respect that should automatically come with the territory.

President Trump, please tell Jim Comey: "You’re fired!"

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris Freind — Click Here Now.

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The once-vaunted FBI has seen its rarified position among the stars unceremoniously clunk back to earth. And no one is more responsible for that national disgrace than Director James Comey.
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