Flashback re Comey Firing: When Bill Clinton Fired FBI Director William S. Sessions (1993)

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STEFAN MOLYNEAUX INTERVIEWS MIKE CERNOVICH ON COMEY’S TERMINATION.

The (((establishment))) has its panties in a wad over President Donald Trump’s Tuesday afternoon firing of FBI Director James Comey.

In this post, we’ll go back in time to look over President Bill Clinton’s termination of his Republican FBI Director, William S. Sessions. We’ll also take a look at some of the reaction to Comey’s firing.

Reminder: Just a week ago, Comey was the demon from Hell to the Democrat party in the United States. With his firing, the jackass party has launched a major offensive against the Trump presidency, treating Comey as a martyr, done in by the evil Nazi in the White House.

One commenter at Zerohedge weighed in on the firing of Director Comey by suggesting that the fear of God be put into the usual suspects by making Joe Arpaio the new Director. Another noted that the Assistant Director Andrew McCabe is as crooked as Comey and should go too.

1993 New York Times via Zerohedge

WASHINGTON, July 19— President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct.

Mr. Clinton said he would announce his nominee to replace Mr. Sessions on Tuesday. He was expected to pick Judge Louis J. Freeh of Federal District Court in Manhattan; officials said Judge Freeh had impressed Mr. Clinton favorably on Friday at their first meeting.

Mr. Clinton, explaining his reasons for removing Mr. Sessions, effective immediately, said, “We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency as important to the United States as the F.B.I. It is time that this difficult chapter in the agency’s history is brought to a close.” Defiant to the End

But in a parting news conference at F.B.I. headquarters after Mr. Clinton’s announcement, a defiant Mr. Sessions — his right arm in a sling as a result of a weekend fall — railed at what he called the unfairness of his removal, which comes nearly six years into his 10-year term.

“Because of the scurrilous attacks on me and my wife of 42 years, it has been decided by others that I can no longer be as forceful as I need to be in leading the F.B.I. and carrying out my responsibilities to the bureau and the nation,” he said. “It is because I believe in the principle of an independent F.B.I. that I have refused to voluntarily resign.”

Mr. Clinton said that after reviewing Mr. Sessions’s performance, Attorney General Janet Reno had advised him that Mr. Sessions should go. “After a thorough review by the Attorney General of Mr. Sessions’s leadership of the F.B.I., she has reported to me in no uncertain terms that he can no longer effectively lead the bureau.”

Despite the President’s severe tone, he seemed to regret having to force Mr. Sessions from his post. He said he had hoped that the issue could be settled at the Justice Department without the necessity of using his authority to dismiss the Director, who has a 10-year term but may be removed by the President at any time.

But Mr. Sessions’s intransigence had festered into an awkward situation for Mr. Clinton.

A Republican stranded in a Democratic Administration, Mr. Sessions was appointed to head the F.B.I. by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 amid the turmoil of the Iran-contra affair. Mr. Sessions arrived as a respected judge from San Antonio, but after five and a half years in office, he leaves with his star fallen, his agency adrift and his support at the F.B.I. all but drained away. Troubled Tenure

He served under four Attorneys General, and each complained privately about his absentee management style, his frequent traveling — often to unimportant events — and his inability to take command.

During Mr. Sessions’s tenure, the F.B.I. has struggled to redefine its mission, which has shifted focus dramatically with the collapse of the Soviet empire.

Comey brought disrepute to the FBI:

Trump punches back against his critics:

Comey’s motorcade to airport:

Comey boards private jet:

The great Judge Napolitano explains why FBI agents had turned against Comey:

The very Jewish fake conservative Krauthamer scolds Trump:

Jew Chuck Schumer calls for a special prosecutor. That’s in spite of Schumer’s earlier statement that he lacked confidence in Comey:

This story is still developing. The most important part of it involves who replaces Comey and how many RINOs (McCain, Graham, etc.) turn on Trump.

Hillary Clinton is Going to Have a Sleepless Night Tonight

Since the announcement of the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump a couple of hours ago, the Internet has been abuzz with speculation that the prosecution of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Barack Obama, and a cast of other allegedly corrupt Democrats might go forward.

If Hillary and Bill Clinton have any sense, they’ll be (to use a Southern expression) “sweating like a n*gger on election day.”

It looks like the immediate strategy for Clinton loyalists is to claim that Trump fired Comey to cover up Trump’s ties to Russia.

LOL! Is that the best that they can do?

The Hill

Clinton campaign team denounces Comey firing

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign team was quick to denounce President Trump’s Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Campaign manager Robby Mook said the move “terrifies” him.

The White House said Comey was fired at the recommendation of the Justice Department, but Brian Fallon, who was the Clinton campaign’s press secretary last year, said Trump’s decision “smells like a coverup on Russia” coming amid the FBI’s probe of Russian election interference and any possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Clinton’s running mate, echoed those sentiments.

The White House said the hunt for a new permanent FBI director would “begin immediately.”

“The president has accepted the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters in the briefing room.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

The White House said that Trump “acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

Comey infuriated both parties during last year’s campaign: first Republicans for announcing that the FBI would not recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of State, and later Democrats with his letter to lawmakers that the agency’s probe was not in fact complete.

Clinton last week partially blamed her election loss to Trump on that letter.

“I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off,” she said.

Federal Judge Declares Constitution Void, Threatens Civil Defendant With Death

VILLAIN. JUDGE ROYAL FURGESON.

VICTIM. JEFF BARON.

The events in this story happened in 2012, but somehow got posted on Zerohedge yesterday. Since the corruption described in the story took place, Royal Furgeson has retired from the bench and become the dean of an allegedly dodgy law school.

Furgeson was appointed to the bench by Bill Clinton. As best as I can make out the judge was a member of the fifth circuit, which has a branch in San Antonio, where Furgeson was assigned.

You don’t need a law degree to see and understand what happened here. Let’s call it corruption and be done with it. If President Trump still intends to drain the swamp, putting Furgeson in prison would be a good object lesson for other corrupt judges.

Zerohedge

Most Americans believe that we have a reasonably fair justice system with scholarly judges at the helm. Well, how about a federal judge who suspends the Constitution, confiscates all of a litigant’s assets, orders him not to hire defense counsel, and pronounces his orders enforceable by death?

That’s exactly what federal Judge Royal Furgeson did to Internet pioneer Jeff Baron, in a case that, New York lawyer David Relkin says [4] is “the most outrageous denial of a person’s basic constitutional and human rights in this Country since the abolition of slavery.”

In the Texas case, Judge Furgeson “sentenced” Baron to an unprecedented “human receivership” to enable the judge’s lawyers to loot Baron’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Trust [5].

His offense? Baron was accused of not paying his lawyers enough money — “charges” that were later proven to be completely fabricated.

The decision is historic: a human being has not been placed in a receivership since slavery ended in 1865. During one of the hearings, and prior to an appellate court ruling that Judge Furgeson “abused his discretion,” Furgeson reminded Baron of his power:

“I have the full force of the Navy, Army [and] Marines behind me.”. . . You are a fool, a fool, a fool to screw with a federal judge, and if you don’t understand that, I can make you understand it.”

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Texas governor signs law banning sanctuary cities, wetbacks revolt

TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT IS A CRIPPLE.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott pulled a fast one on Sunday, signing SB4, the bill that outlaws sanctuary cities in Texas on Facebook live. He was expected to sign the bill later in the week.

Reaction from the usual suspects was swift: anger.

An all-night protest is taking place in Austin outside the capital.

The leftists who want to destroy what’s left of the United States call it the “Show me your papers” bill evoking images of Nazi Germany under Hitler. Come to think of it, why wouldn’t it be common sense to say to a driver pulled over for a traffic infraction to show his driver’s license.

If the country were not being invaded by millions of people hostile to American values, there would be no reason for anyone to “show” his “papers,” whatever the hell that means.

Fox News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Sunday prohibiting the state’s cities and counties from enacting so-called “sanctuary” laws that prevent local law enforcement officers from inquiring about the immigration status of anyone they detain.

Abbott took the unusual step of signing the bill on Facebook with no advanced public notice. He said Texas residents expect lawmakers to “keep us safe” and said similar laws have already been tested in federal court, where opponents have already been hinting the bill will be immediately challenged.

“Let’s face it, the reason why so many people come to America is because we are a nation of laws and Texas is doing its part to keep it that way,” Abbott said.

SANCTUARY CITIES BILL PUTS TEXAS COUNTY IN TIGHT SPOT

The timing of the signing caught Democratic lawmakers flatfooted. Democratic state Rep. Cesar Blanco said it looked like Abbott “wanted to get ahead” of any protests surrounding the bill signing. Abbott spokesman John Wittman said they chose to sign the bill on a Facebook livestream because that’s “where most people are getting their news nowadays.”

Protests over the bill have been intense for months and about 20 people were charged with criminal trespassing last week after staging a daylong sit-in at a state building where some of Abbott’s staff works. One Democratic state representative embarked on a three-day hunger strike in protest.

Teri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas, said “we will fight this assault in the court” and the ballot box. Abbott said key provisions of the bill had already been tested at the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down several components of Arizona’s law but allowed the provision permitting police to ask about immigration status.

Republicans say the bill is needed to ensure local jails honor requests from federal officials to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.

TEXAS, CALIFORNIA TAKE VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ‘SANCTUARY CITY’ DEBATE

The bill allows police to inquire about the immigration status of anyone they detain, a situation that can range from arrest for a crime to being stopped for a traffic violation. It also requires local officials to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.

One of the bill’s most controversial provisions allows for criminal charges against city or county officials who intentionally refuse to comply with federal authorities’ attempt to deport people in the country illegally who already have been jailed on offenses unrelated to immigration. Elected officials could face up to a year in jail and lose their posts if convicted of official misconduct.
Opponents blasted the Texas bill as a version of Arizona’s immigration crackdown law, SB 1070, which launched protests, lawsuits and national controversy in 2010. The Arizona law went to the U.S. Supreme court, which voided much of the measure but allowed the provision permitting police to ask about immigration status.
But the Texas and Arizona bills are not identical. Whereas the Arizona law required police to try to determine the immigration status of people during routine stops, the Texas bill doesn’t instruct officers to ask. But it does allow Texas police to inquire whether a person is in the country legally, even if they’re not under arrest.

Every major police chief in Texas opposed the bill. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said millions in the nation’s second most populous state will now be subjected to racial profiling and suggested that worried Hispanic residents will now be less willing to cooperate with police investigations.

“Given the size of the state, this may well be the most costly gubernatorial signature in all of United States history,” Saenz said.

Some Democrats said the timing of the signing particularly stung after three recent federal court rulings that found intentional discrimination in Republican-passed voting laws.
“They did not connect the history of our culture or how closely that it is tied to Mexico,” Democratic state. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez said. “It’s just extremely personal. There is a lot of disconnect. They don’t really see this as affecting people.”

Texas doesn’t currently have any cities which have formally declared themselves sanctuaries for immigrants.

But Sally Hernandez, the sheriff of Travis County, which includes liberal Austin, enraged conservatives by refusing to honor federal detainer requests if the suspects weren’t arrested for immigration offenses or serious crimes such as murder. Hernandez softened her policy after Abbott cut funding to the county, saying decisions would be made on a case-by-case basis. She has said she will conform to the state’s ban if it becomes law.

Illegals can be heard all they want to be heard. Tell us amigos, why can’t your homeland provide for you? Why do you come to the US and steal jobs, and literally commit rape, murder, robbery and every other other crime on our books. Is it because your homeland is a turd world shithole? Tell us, amigos.

Live Stream from Second Battle of New Orleans

Presently, Baked Alaska is interviewing people on the street. How long this live stream will last is unclear.

The antifa, black lives matter, and the black panthers have not yet arrived at Lee Circle where the patriots are protesting. Although little violence has been reported yet, that’s when the stuff will hit the fan.

Live Updates from NOLA.com

https://twitter.com/RichardAWebster/status/861284361135673345/video/1

Speaking at Lee Circle, Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, said up to 75 members of his group are present at the monument and more are expected to arrive by 1:30 p.m.

Hill, who is from northern Alabama, said the police told them they could not bring firearms and they complied.

“We’ve told our people no firearms and basically the police said to exercise our First Amendment right to public assembly and behave yourself,” he said.

As Hill spoke, a fight broke out near the monument’s base. One of the league members ran to Hill and said, “He attacked me! I landed a shot on him!”

“I think there will be some of this because tensions are high,” Hill said. “But we told all of our people to behave themselves and act in an honorable way and we always try to do that.”

Click on the link to NOLA for more.

New Orleans Braces for Violence Over Removal of Confederate Monument Today

Baked Alaska, David Duke, and other key figures in the alt-right are supposed to be in New Orleans today to protest the kowtowing to Negro and leftist demands that are seeing the removal of one Confederate monument after another under the orders of Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

NOLA

Guns banned, Lee Circle streets blocked for Confederate monument demonstrations

Guns will be banned and streets around Lee Circle closed Sunday at mid-day (May 7) for demonstrations around the pending removal of three Confederate monuments in New Orleans, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said. Authorities will be keeping a close eye on Lee Circle, Congo Square and the Jefferson Davis monument because large crowds are expected and some people have made “credible threats” to public safety.

At a news conference Saturday night, Harrison said officers will be out “in force” to monitor the protests. He said Lee Circle and one block of every street intersecting it will be closed to traffic. Service on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, which loops around the circle, will be suspended at about 11 a.m. “for a certain time,” he said. He advised motorists to avoid the area.

“We certainly respect everyone’s right to assemble and to protest peacefully,” Harrison said. “However, we will not tolerate violence, and we will not tolerate threats.”

Due to threats, Harrison said, police plan to separate pro- and anti-monument protestors at Lee Circle, Congo Square and the Jefferson Davis monument. He did not elaborate on how officers would do so. Nor did he elaborate on the threats had been made, other than to say they have been made against both groups and individuals.

Tension in New Orleans has mounted since the Battle of Liberty Place obelisk was removed early on the morning of April 24, part of an initiative by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, backed by the City Council, to rid New Orleans of what some consider to be symbols of a racist society. Supporters consider the monuments part of history, and their removal an attempt to erase it.

Protestors on both sides clashed at the Jefferson Davis statute this week, prompting police to barricade it. Barricades also appeared Friday afternoon at Lee Circle.

Landrieu has said statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederacy President Jefferson Davis will come down sometime after the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wraps ends Sunday.

The Lee monument stands in the center of Lee Circle, the Beauregard statue at an eastern entrance to City Park and the Davis memorial on Jefferson Davis Parkway at Canal Street. None is in Congo Square, which is on Louis Armstrong Park and was where enslaved African Americans were allowed in the 19th century to congregate on their day off.

Take ‘Em Down Nola, a group that has long advocated for the monuments’ removal, plans to rally at Congo Square on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. then march to Lee Circle. At least one pro-monument contingent has called for a rally at 11 a.m. at Lee Circle.

Harrison said protestors will not be allowed to carry guns. Despite Louisiana’s open-carry laws, he said, police will enforce city code that bars guns at public demonstrations. Masks and hoods, in accordance with state law, also will be prohibited, Harrison said.

“Our officers will be out, and we will be responding accordingly to protect public safety and to enforce the law,” Harrison said. “Given the scale and intensity of the threats and the size of the anticipated crowds, this is absolutely being treated as a homeland security situation.”

Aaron Miller, director of New Orleans’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said authorities had received “serious and credible threats of violence” related to the monuments. He advised anyone not there to protest to avoid the area.

“As a result, the city continues to treat these events as a homeland security operation,” Miller said. “We’re working with state and federal law enforcement authorities, and we will take all precautions necessary to protect all individuals.”

Outlaw Morgan warns that the potential for a civil war type battle on the streets of New Orleans is high on Sunday. He’s planning to be there.

A further warning from Baked Alaska:

Colbert Trump Joke: FCC Investigating, But What Can It Do?

AJIT PAI, CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC).

The casual reader seeing the headlines that the FCC is investigating Stephen Colbert’s nasty, vulgar rant against President Trump last Monday night might think, “Oh wow, Colbert’s gonna get his.”

Uh, no.

The FCC investigates every complaint.

There’s nothing to this story, as Fortune hints:

Fortune

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that the agency had received a “number of complaints” about Stephen Colbert’s controversial joke about President Donald Trump, and that it would review the matter and “take the appropriate action.” But what action is the FCC actually likely to take?

Despite suggestions by some critics online that the FCC is looking to censor Colbert in retaliation for his one-liner about the President, the agency will do exactly as its chairman, Ajit Pai, said it would in the radio interview: “Follow the standard operating procedures, as we always do, and make sure we evaluate what the facts are and apply the law fairly and fully.”

The key phrase is “standard operating procedures.” The FCC is obligated to log and review any filed complaints, according to its website.

The agency clarified this in a statement to CNN Money: “We review all consumer complaints as a matter of standard practice and rely on the law to determine whether action is warranted. The fact that a complaint is reviewed doesn’t speak one way or another as to whether it has any merit.”

Critics of Colbert could argue that his language was not fit for younger ears, and the FCC actually has a provision called “safe harbor” in order to prevent children from consuming indecent material. However, the stipulation is suspended from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and since the Late Show airs at 11:30 p.m. eastern, the host has more leeway. The FCC would have to determine Colbert’s material to be “obscene,” which is a higher standard.

The Late Show is taped in advance, meaning the editors of the program were able to bleep out Colbert’s most contentious joke: “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good at is being Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.” The removal of the audio in question, plus the show’s late air time, suggests the FCC is less likely to punish Colbert for his joke.

But should it decide to, the FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, seemed to indicate that the penalty would be monetary — not any form of censorship. “Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be. A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do,” Pai said to Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

Colbert on Wednesday said that while he would change a few select words in his monologue if he had to do it again, he had no regrets on the whole.“[Trump], I believe, can take care of himself,” he said. “I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

Ajit Pai was appointed by Obama to the FCC and elevated to the Chairmanship by Donald Trump.