Two Simple Answers to the Timing of the James Comey Firing


No 1: The first is a simple equation of process, doing things by the book, for which Donald Trump would have been double-damned had he violated in the manner of how, and when he fired FBI Director James Comey.

In two days, I’ve listened to and read at least 50,000 words trying to explain politically what can be easily explained legally in a couple of hundred, and politically, in less than fifty.

Contrary to the general knowledge of citizens, James Comey’s chain of command goes through the Deputy Attorney General, who the FBI Director actually answers directly to, who answers to the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who in turn answers to the President.

Until late April, there was no Trump-appointed Deputy Attorney General for Comey to report to – Dana Boente being the acting Deputy AG, who replaced the Democrat deep state embed, Sally Yates, who was fired by her new boss, Donald Trump – until Rod Rosenstein could be sworn in about 20 days ago to take the seat permanently.

One of Rosenstein’s first official acts was to recommend to his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with a lengthy list of justifications, that Comey be dismissed. Sessions, in turn, with his own letter, passed that recommendation onto the President, who acted on it immediately.

Most say it was three months too late, but I’ve just explained why, crossing all the “t’s”, dotting all the “i’s”.

Comey’s firing was neatly wrapped and tied in a perfect legal bundle, the FBI director fired by a man the Democrats praised to high heaven only three weeks ago as they confirmed his appointment, and his dismissal of a man they universally condemned for having cost their candidate the election.

No. 2: Knowing how quickly the Democrats would change their tune, then, the second answer is also easy to understand.

The sound of stuck pigs squealing is universally appreciated and enjoyed, even by the random passer-by, who has had to put up with the daily stench of their sty as its aroma had wafted over the American landscape the past several years, once it is generally believed that the swine crib is being cleaned out.

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May 10, 2017 11:52 am

“…once it is generally believed that the swine crib is being cleaned out….”

That is exactly what Progressives and their klan of NeverTrumpers are concerned about. From the media down, they’re squealing like pigs which is the best metaphor to describe the outrage.

No laws were broken. The termination process was perfectly legit and those squealing are the ones obstructing the President’s agenda.

Good grief, a room full of 4 year olds are better behaved.

May 10, 2017 12:59 pm

The Left and nevertrumpers now calling this another “impeachable offense.” Bwahaha!

May 10, 2017 8:00 pm

I’m sick to death of hearing about Russia Interfering in our Election. Nobody knows who hacked Podesta’s emails, we should be focusing on what was revealed and thanking who-ever revealed it to us.

Cold Warrior
May 11, 2017 1:00 am

Well explained, Mr. VB. Thank you.

May 11, 2017 4:29 pm

I think the Dems are to blame for why it took Trump this long to fire Comey and you hit on it in the 4th paragraph here. The Demonrats have been slow rolling, delaying by whatever tactic they can the cabinet confirmations. The deputy USAG was one such pick, the FBI director’s direct boss, and when they finally got to it only 4 no votes were cast. And they want to complain about timing? Give me a freakin’ break!