The Comey Firing

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 11, 2016

         PRESIDENT TRUMP LATE TUESDAY DISMISSED FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY. COMEY AND THE FBI HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING ALLEGED TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA AND FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN AND POSSIBLY OTHERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION.

         PREDICTABLY, DEMOCRATS JUMPED, CALLING THE FIRING OF COMEY A COVER-UP AND DEMANDING A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER OF NEW YORK WAS ONE OF THEM. SCHUMER WAS CRITICAL OF COMEY BEFORE THE ELECTION WHEN COMEY ANNOUNCED HE WAS RE-OPENING AN INVESTIGATION INTO HILLARY CLINTON’S HANDLING OF EMAILS ON AN UNSECURED SERVER. BUT AT THAT TIME TRUMP PRAISED COMEY. SO IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU’RE STANDING AT A MOMENT HOW YOU LOOK AT COMEY’S DISMISSAL.

         HERE’S WHAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAID IN AN EDITORIAL: Mr. Comey has always been most concerned with the politics of his own reputation. He styles himself as the last honest man in Washington as he has dangled insinuations across his career about the George W. Bush White House and surveillance, then Mrs. Clinton and emails, and now Mr. Trump and Russia. He is political in precisely the way we don’t want a leader of America’s premier law-enforcement agency to behave.”

I’M CAL THOMAS.