Donald Trump is not part of the Washington swamp. James Comey was. He was covering up for the other swamp critters. Now that he’s history, the critters are out to do everything possible to destroy Trump or make sure that any future law enforcement appointees will not expose their nefarious deeds.
Trump didn’t fire Comey to stop an investigation into his activities. He fired Comey to get an investigation into the activities of the corrupt Washington establishment going.
Dan Rather is a loon. He plays fast and loose with the truth and he’s never met a Republican he didn’t want to attack.
Future generations may mark today as one of the truly dark days in American history, a history that may soon take an even more ominous turn.
President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey is a matter that should deeply concern every American, regardless of party, partisan politics or ideological leanings.
The independence of our law enforcement is at the bedrock of our democracy. That independence, already grievously shaken under the brief tenure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is now shattered by uncertainty.
The firing of an FBI Director is always a very serious matter in normal times. But these times aren’t normal. Far from it. The Bureau is engaged in one of the most important and perilous investigations of this or any other presidency—the investigation of connections between the Trump election campaign and the Russian government.
The questions mount and the shadow grows darker. What were those connections? What did Mr. Trump know about them and when did he know it? How can the President explain the serious allegations against his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn? And what is President Trump hiding in this regard? It’s imperative that the nation—We The People—get answers to those questions. It will take time, but the process must start now.
A politicized FBI is the last thing we need as we struggle through the maze of lies, concealment and ever-deepening mysteries. The last time a President fired prosecutors who were investigating him was Richard Nixon during the widespread criminal conspiracy known for short as “Watergate.” We all know how that turned out. In real ways, this potential scandal and coverup are much graver. We are talking about the very security of the United States and the sanctity of our republic.
Thomas Paine famously wrote in 1776: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ”
I see this as having the potential for a similar reflection point in our American story. If there is a cover up, if our nation is at the risk that has certainly been more than suggested, it is incumbent upon everyone who claims to love this nation to demand answers.
We need a special prosecutor. We need an independent investigation. There is, obviously, much we don’t know about what has just happened, why it happened and why now. Just as obviously there is much more, so much more that we need know. We need to damn the lies and expose the truth.
I’ll bet a donut that Rather had nothing similar to say when Bill Clinton fired his FBI Director, William Sessions, in 1993.
All of this nonsensical overreaction offers the smell of fear coming from the liberal establishment, the Uniparty as some call it. Their rigged system is threatened. They don’t like it and so they create scary monsters in the minds of the public.
Note: Breitbart reports that Rather appeared on MSNBC last night comparing President Trump to President Nixon, which of course suggests that Trump ought to be impeached.