Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
T-Rump, the fake president ran amuck again this week.
He may be a total phony, but his actions have consequences in the real world.
He fired the James Comey this week, the director of the FBI. Only a handful of Republicans in the senate and house, could even muster the political will to express outrage.
James Comey was fired for pursuing his investigation into the T-Rump campaign, and their collusion with Russia in the corruption of our electoral system.
They tried to concoct a story that said T-Rump fired him on the recommendation of the acting Attorney General, fired him for his conduct in the Hillary Clinton investigation last year. That claim was laughable. It was absurd on its face. Within hours the story was shifting, and even though the acting Attorney General had written a memo providing a rational for such a termination, he threatened to resign if the White House, and the T-Rumpettes did not stop pushing that line.
T-Rump himself did an interview and said in no certain terms, he was going to fire James Comey with or without a recommendation to do so, and then he began to spin.
He called the former director, a grandstander and a show boat.
He claimed that the director had told him not once, not twice, but three times that T-Rump himself was not a target of the criminal investigation. He said that the investigation into his campaign was a witch hunt, fake news, made up by the democrats, and a waste of taxpayer money. He also said that it should continue.
He speaks with a forked tongue, and out of both sides of his mouth.
He did not know how to stop lying about this. He claimed that Comey came, asking for a dinner meeting, and at that dinner asked T-Rump to keep in in his position as head of the FBI (even though he had another six years on his term).
The real news came out, Comey was summoned to the White House, he was reluctant to go, but he went anyway, and T-Rump asked him to swear an Oath of Loyalty (only the fake president would do that), to him as President, in contravention to his Oath of Service to his country.
James Comey declined, and he was fired.
T-Rump threatened to expose him, with tapes of their conversation, and then he quickly fell silent. Such recordings if they exist they are public records and could be subpoenaed.
Comey quickly asked for their release.
All of this, and the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan he is silent. The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch Mc Connell, he is silent.
They are all complicit in the undermining of our democracy.
They are villains in our twenty-first century tragedy.