News of Comey's firing hit the TV news last night around 5 PM. Bombshell. The TV news has talked about little else since. Not sure what to think about the firing. All I know about Comey is his dramatic press conferences during the election, the first where he said Hillary was off the hook on her private email server. Followed by a lot of commentary about how Hillary's conduct was dumb in the extreme but not prosecutable. If Comey had had two brain cells firing that day, he would never have given that press conference but instead simply forwarded the case to the Justice Department. Lesson: If you are handed a hot potato, get rid of it, don't juggle it in public. As part of this screwball press conference, Comey promised to keep Congress informed if anything else came up.
And, sure enough, the Weiner laptop stuffed with Hillary's State Dept emails turned up. And Comey went public with it before anyone had time to look at the stuff. A week later, Comey admitted that the Weiner laptop material wasn't all that bad. All of this must have done Hillary some damage, just how much is impossible to know.
And so, Trump fired Comey last night. Probably not a bad idea, his mishandling of the Hillary email server affair is enough to make me doubt Comey's common sense. I gotta feeling a bunch of FBI agents feel the same way. And the FBI director is a very powerful official. J. Edgar Hoover was so feared in DC that no president had the stones to fire him for fear Hoover had file cabinets stuffed with ugly dirt that he would release to the press.
Chuckie the Schumer was on TV claiming that Comey was fired to prevent an FBI investigation of Trump's Russian involvement. Pure BS. No American with an ounce of brains is going to make a deal with the Russians, they have a century long reputation for treachery and backstabbing. You can't make a deal with them, they weasel out of it, or just flat break it every single time. Everyone knows that.
Big question. Who can Trump find to replace Comey? I've heard Kelly Ayotte mentioned. I'm OK with Kelly, I actually know her, she is tough, has her head screwed on nose to the front. She is a republican so the democrats will have heartburn over that.