You’re Fired, James B. Comey

Breaking News: I’m sitting at my iMac, and Wolf Blitzer announces that James Comey, Director of the FBI has been fired by Trump, the Authoritarian.  The last time something like this happened was in 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox.  The Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, who Nixon asked to fire Cox, resigned as AJ.  The Deputy AJ, William Ruckelshaus was called to fire Cox. He resigned.  Finally, Robert H. Bork did the deed (Nixon promised him a Supreme Court nomination). It created a Constitutional Crisis, and for the first time, the Watergate investigation led directly to the Impeachment of Nixon, and his resignation later.

Trump has done to the country what Nixon did.  His paranoia led him to fire acting A.J. Sally Yates in February because her interpretation of the Constitution which led her say that the Department of Justice would not support in court Trump’s Muslim ban.  Trump fired her.  However, she is back.  She testified, under oath, at the  Senate committee investigating the connection between the Trump campaign and the Russian hacking of the U.S. election.

Trump also fired Sing “Preet” Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, after assuring him that he would stay on in his position.  However, Bharara was overseeing an investigation of Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary.  Price, who is from Georgia and is a physician, was accused during his hearings for the secretary position of enriching himself by using knowledge about companies (especially pharmaceutical ones) and thereby violate the STOCK Act of 2012.  Trump fired Bharara. Price was off the hook.  Maybe.

Lacking courage, Trump listened to his A.J., Jeff Sessions, and fired Comey because he was closing in on Trump’s involvement in the Russian hacking of the U.S. election.  It appears that Trump thinks he’s on Celebrity Apprentice, and doing what he said there, “You’re Fired.
The reason Comey was fired was because the F.B.I. was very close to acting on a criminal investigation which linked Trump and his allies to the Russian involvement in the U.S. election.

But actually it may have been a revenge firing because Sessions, Trump and others in the Republican Party just could not get over the fact that Hillary Clinton was not found guilty of her email management system.

These three firings add up to a corrupt politician, who sits in the oval office, of abusing the power of the President.  He should be impeached.

Too many people have lied about their involvement with the Russians, including, but not limited to:

  • Michael Flynn (Former National Security Advisor, Fired by Trump, and warned by A.J. Sally Yates that he could be “blackmailed” by the Russians
  • Jared Kushner (Ivanka Trump’s husband and chief advisor to Trump),
  • Paul Manafort (former Trump Campaign manager),
  • Carter Page (foreign policy advisor for Trump campaign),
  • J.D. Gordon (national security adviser),
  • Roger Stone (former Trump advisor and master of political dirty tricks),
  • Michael Cohen (Trump’s personal lawyer).
  • Jeff Sessions (Current Attorney General)

This is only a partial list of co-conspirators, with Trump having connections to each of them.  For him to say he had no connections to the Russians during the campaign could be the Big Lie.


About Jack Hassard

Jack Hassard is a writer, a former high school teacher, and Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Georgia State University