On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired beleaguered FBI Director James Comey, which elicited drama across the political spectrum with Democrats crying foul and conservatives saying, “It’s about time.”
Democrats – who last fall went into hyper-drama mode in their attempts to marginalize Comey over his two investigations into Hillary Clinton’s home-brew email server and careless handling of classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State – have now done a 180 turn, claiming his termination is an attempt at covering up their imaginary Trump’s ties to Russia.
The reality is that Comey was unfit to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation and had at least 10 major scandals unfold on his watch.
The straw that broke the camel’s back, however, was made public on the very day he was fired.
According to Propblica.org:
On Tuesday, the FBI sent a letter to Congress correcting inaccurate congressional testimony by Director James Comey, six days after he mischaracterized what the FBI discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
In it, the FBI acknowledged that only a “small number” of more than 49,000 “potentially relevant” emails found on Weiner’s laptop had been forwarded from Clinton deputy Huma Abedin to Weiner, her husband, not hundreds or thousands as Comey had stated. The FBI said just two of those messages contained classified information.
The letter was issued shortly before Donald Trump issued his own letter firing Comey, accompanied by a Justice Department memo detailing the FBI director’s “serious mistakes” in handling the Clinton email investigation.
Here is the testimony that resulted in Comey’s downfall: