Dems hastily delete their tweets about Comey before he was fired.
On Tuesday, President Trump fired James Comey from his position as the head of the FBI. Predictably, the radical alt-left went into meltdown mode, pushing all kinds of conspiracy theories. But it wasn’t all that long ago that radical leftists demanded Comey be fired, Lifezette and others observed.
According to Lifezette, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wanted Comey gone last November:
Schumer held a press conference on Tuesday after President Donald Trump fired Comey, blasting the decision and telling reporters he earlier told Trump that he was making a mistake in firing Comey.
But a reporter immediately brought up a different opinion Schumer had of Comey last November.
“Sen. Schumer, you told me last year before the election that you last confidence in Jim Comey because of how he handled the email scandal,” one reporter said. “Do you think that the president’s explanation … has credibility?”
“I never called on the president to fire Director Comey,” Schumer said. But that doesn’t exactly square with his statement last year.
“I do not have confidence in him any longer,” he told Bloomberg at the time.
……House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hinted at the prospect Wednesday. “Maybe he’s not in the right job,” the California Democrat told CNN. “I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way.”
……“I called on FBI Director James Comey to resign his position after his recent communication with members of Congress regarding the bureau’s review of emails potentially related to Hillary Clinton‘s personal email server,” Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said in a November 3 op-ed published at The Hill.
It’s only because Trump fired him. Bill Clinton did the same thing in 1993, and not one fucking peep out of the Dems.
Here are 10 of Comey’s biggest embarrassments at the FBI:
1. Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again.
2. Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found).
3. The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban — but didn’t intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented.
4. During the Obama Administration, the FBI claimed that two private jets were being used primarily for counterterrorism, when in fact they were mostly being used for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller’s business and personal travel.
5. When the FBI demanded Apple create a “backdoor” that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America’s biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey’s questionable management of the agency is that a) The FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist’s phone, and b) Almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a “crack” would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.
6. In 2015, the FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees (some in the group believe in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic).
7. During its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops.
8. The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son’s radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview.
9. The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen — during which Mateen admitting lying to agents — the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case.
10. CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The FBI has refused to comment on why the agent on the scene did not intervene during the attack.
Just a reminder that fired FBI Director James Comey was a lying political hack that endangered national security https://t.co/CUbrMBnMBW
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) May 9, 2017
Comey was derelict in his duties for his entire tenure.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he cites the handling of Comey’s Clinton investigation, and says that Comey was wrong to cite his conclusions about the Clinton email probe in July of 2016: “I cannot defend the Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken,” Rosenstein wrote.
The straw that broke the camel’s back for now-ousted FBI Director James Comey was the investigation he apparently wasn’t doing.
President Trump’s much-reported frustration with Comey almost certainly arose from the G-man’s failure to get to the bottom of Obama aides’ illegal leaks of classified information — leaks aimed at undermining the incoming Trump administration.
And top Republicans in Congress shared that concern.
Under grilling last week, the director refused to say whether he had launched a probe into illegal leaks by the Obama team of highly classified intelligence intercepts of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and possibly other private US citizens working on the Trump transition.
“I don’t want to answer that,” Comey told Senate Judicary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley. The chairman described that reticence as odd given how the government “regularly acknowledges” when it’s investigating classified leaks.
Grassley appeared skeptical the FBI had opened an investigation at all — even suggesting the bureau didn’t want to investigate itself. “There are several senior FBI officials who would’ve had access to the classified information that was leaked, including yourself and the deputy director,” the senator said, referring to Andrew McCabe, now the FBI’s acting director.
……On Thursday, Grassley laid to rest the idea — widespread among Democrats — that Trump’s motive for firing Comey was fear of where the FBI’s Russia probe might lead.
Grassley revealed that Comey had ID’d the “targets” of the probe in a recent closed-door session with him and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein — and Trump was not one of them. “The president’s letter said that Director Comey told him he was not under investigation,” Grassley said. “Sen. Feinstein and I heard nothing [from Comey’s private briefing] that contradicted the president’s statement.”
He said speculation Trump is under investigation is “unfounded.” Feinstein, a respected Democrat, didn’t disagree.