Comey fired!

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    according to CNN.
    I am shocked, speechless.
     
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    Fired.
     
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    Are you shocked? Why are you shocked?

    The reason I asked this, is that I have assumed that - ever since the events of last November when his intervention (and his timing) both struck me as entirely inappropriate - that he was living on borrowed time and that he was going to be fired, sooner or later.

    Indeed, he has struck me as a perfect sacrificial lamb, the sort to be offered by the Republicans, - someone who was going to be fired sooner or later, - at what might seem to be an opportune or appropriate time.

    And the opportune time, might also coincide with a time when he has become rather inconvenient to have around.

    This administration is extremely odd.
     
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    Unbelievable. I haven't heard anything new about Comey; all the allegations now swirling about how he might have influenced the election are no different than they were six months ago. Is Trump simply hoping to clear out another seat so he can install yet another flunky?
     
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    Fox is saying he resigned supposedly.

    ETA: Can't find a link.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    The letter makes it pretty clear he was fired.

    The banner on Fox says "President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey."

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  10. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    My guess is that Flynn is on the shortlist. Who better to investigate the administration's ties to Russia?
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    Fake news.
     
  11. samcraig macrumors P6

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    He belongs. And Russia or not - Comey definitely influenced the election. I am NOT suggesting Clinton is innocent or that she would have won. But Comey's lies/exaggerations affected the election.
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    FAUX NEWS in this case.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...18f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.7db5df833e40
     
  12. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    I corrected it in an edit. It was 3rd person from another forum, I'm not sitting in front of a TV.
     
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    That guy is hated by so many I'm surprised he's kept his job this long. He's angered both republicans and democrats.

    I have no idea how to feel about this so I'll just have to wait to see who is poised to take his place.
     
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    He didn't resign. You can see it right in the letter Trump wrote to him posted above. "You are hereby terminated" is a phrase that Fox cannot spin any other way.
     
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    [​IMG]
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    See the ETA, and my post after. In other words I WAS WRONG
     
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    Hmm... hearing reports that Sen. Feinstein agrees with this. Trump contacted her directly according to her own remarks.
    This is weird indeed.
     
  18. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Meh, back in November he sent a private, behind closed doors, letter to a senatorial committee about the reopening of an investigation for which he has a duty to inform congress. Someone leaked it, not much of a sacrifice.

    I want to know if there is something else going on, but again I am speechless. I admire Comey - and the fact that both parties hate him is a point in his favor.

    Trump better explain this.
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    That would be odd. I wonder if something we don't know came out to light.
     
  19. Zenithal Suspended

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    I want to know if this stems from general incompetence or the strange behavior of Comey that leads me to presume he had a drink or two before any public broadcast. Regardless, this doesn't terminate the investigation into the Trump administration.
     
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    Document links.
    Honestly couldn't happen to a better guy with his Privacy was never Right statement. That saying I would buy him a beer for what he did to Hilary.
     
  21. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Part and parcel with last year's election and this President. Nothing is normal anymore. When he descended the escalator, we all fell down the rabbit hole into wonderland where everything is upside down.
     
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    You mean.... you mean California may finally get rid of her? Oh, please let it be true. If so, I'll have champagne on ice in five.
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    MTS, a bit less on the literary allegory.
     
  23. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    The memo from the Deputy AG that rationalized the firing cites Comey's press conference on the Huma Abedin laptop on October 26, 2016.

    Trump (ostensibly) fired Comey as thanks for handing him the election. Irony knows no bounds.
     
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    Huh??? Are you saying I should write differently? If you are, well, last I checked it's still a free country so I'll write things the way I see them.
     

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