Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Sucking Sound of the Swamp Draining.

When you attempt to drain the swamp, all the swamp creatures come after you with a vengeance.  The most powerful swamp creature at this point in time is FBI Director Comey. 

It appears to me that Comey is determined to block President Trump’s agenda.  He has boldly stated that he is NOT going to resign, and he does not seem to be willing to investigate the security leaks and other attempts to sabotage the Trump Administration.
This brings up the question, “Can Comey be fired Under the Law”.  The answer is; yes, Presidents may fire FBI Directors. 

President Clinton repeatedly asked FBI Director Sessions to resign his post, but Sessions refused to step down.   So in July of 1993, saying that he had been advised by then-attorney general Janet Reno that Sessions “can no longer effectively lead the bureau and law enforcement community,” Clinton fired the FBI director.  He latter appointed Freeh as his replacement…

Under a United States statute that first went into effect in 1968, FBI directors are nominated by the president and must be confirmed by the Senate.  This is a process similar to the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court justices or presidential cabinet officials.

Unlike the justices, who are appointed for life, the FBI director is appointed to a single term of 10 years.   The statute establishing the 10-year term limit was passed in 1976, four years after the death of legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who held on to the job for 48 years.

But according to a 2014 report by the Congressional Research Service, “there are no statutory conditions on the President’s authority to remove the FBI Director.”   Clearly, the President can indeed fire the FBI director.   Because firing an FBI director is certain to bring accusations of playing politics with law enforcement against any president who chooses to do so, it is better to just ask that they resign, but if they refuse to resign, they can be fired.  

President Trump must get rid of Comey, one way or another.  He will never succeed in draining the swamp until he does so.   Comey asked the Justice Department to issue a statement refuting President Donald Trump’s claim that President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump’s phones before the election, according to U.S. officials, but the department did not do so.

Comey made the request on Saturday after Trump accused Obama on Twitter of having his “‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.” The White House expanded on Trump’s comments Sunday with a call for a congressional probe of his allegations.
Comey’s request is sure to raise eyebrows in light of his actions last year in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Appearing on ABCs “This Week,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly said that the president’s allegation was worth looking into.    “He’s asking that we get down to the bottom of this, let’s get the truth here, let’s find out,” Huckabee Sanders said. “I think the bigger story isn’t who reported it, but is it true? And I think the American people have a right to know if this happened, because if it did, again, this is the largest abuse of power that, I think, we have ever seen.”
Asked whether Trump truly believes Obama wiretapped him, Huckabee Sanders stated, “I would say that his tweet speaks for itself there,” she said.

A day after President Donald Trump alleged that then-President Barack Obama had ordered the wiretapping of the Republican’s campaign headquarters, the White House says it won’t comment further until congressional oversight committees investigate the matter.

If we are ever going to hear the sucking sound of the swamp draining, we must first rid our Nations Capital of all leftover Obama and Clinton supporters…

1 comment:

  1. Mere days before Gen. Michael Flynn was sacked as national security advisor, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gathered more than a dozen of his top FBI disciples to plot how to ruin Flynn’s aspiring political career and manufacture evidence to derail President Donald Trump, according to FBI sources.

    McCabe, the second highest ranking FBI official, emphatically declared at the invite-only gathering with raised voice: “Fuck Flynn and then we Fuck Trump,” according to direct sources. Many of his top lieutenants applauded and cheered such rhetoric. A scattered few did not.

    This was one of several such meetings held in seclusion among key FBI leaders since Trump was elected president, FBI sources confirm. At the congregation where McCabe went off the political rails and vowed to destroy Flynn and Trump, there were as many as 16 top FBI officials, inside intelligence sources said. No lower-level agents or support personnel were present.

    If you are among the millions of Americans who have pondered in recent months whether the Obama-era “Deep State” intelligence apparatus and FBI are working for or against Trump, this is the first definitive proof that the country’s once-premiere law enforcement agency has gone rogue.

    The non-elected hierarchy that steer the FBI have declared war on President Trump and his White House inner circle. Make no mistake.

    Days after the McCabe tirade, Flynn was forced to resign. That was no coincidence. This is how secret coups waged by the top law enforcement personnel in the top law enforcement agency in any country operate. Efficiently. If the FBI wants you silenced or out of a job, you’ll be unemployed. Ask Michael Flynn and countless others.

    Part of the plan hatched at that gathering was to make sure Flynn’s wiretapped conversations were leaked to the media, FBI and intelligence sources said. They were. Did the FBI leak this classified intelligence to the news media? Isn’t that a question President Trump and Congress should be posing? If nothing else, McCabe and his FBI secret council are certainly now suspects of who possibly leaked the intelligence. Seems that a number of polygraphs should be in order.