Comey Had Asked for More Money for FBI’s Russia Investigation
A senior Congressional official with direct knowledge told NBC News that James Comey briefed Congress in recent days that he had requested more staff and money for the Russia investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Comey’s request, which was first reported by the New York Times, sharpens the questions about whether his firing as FBI director on Tuesday was intended to quash the investigation.
WH on Russia probe after Comey firing: It’s time to move on
Comey Got ‘Uncomfortably Close’ To Exposing Trump
Senior law-enforcement official dismisses White House excuse for firing the FBI director, says Comey was ‘inching closer to Trump.’
The whole country may end up more than “mildly nauseous” if a senior law-enforcement official is right when he translates into cop terms President Trump’s firing of James Comey.
“Basically [Trump] is saying, ‘I’m firing Comey for doing the things that got me elected because I’m afraid people are going to find out who did the rest of the things to get me elected,’” the official said.
The things that got Trump elected being Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case. The other things being the Russian interference in the election.
Trump Wanted a Public Execution
The president fired James Comey via letter, while the FBI director was giving a speech.
At this point, it should come as no surprise that President Donald Trump has fired someone he’d spent the past few months praising. What should shock the conscience, and worry anyone concerned about the rule of law in America, is that Trump booted FBI Director James Comey for reasons relating to the octopus of an inquiry whose tentacles extend to the 2016 election, the administration’s Russia ties, Michael Flynn’s ethical shenanigans, and more. The time has now come for Congress to compel the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump administration and its Russia ties, whether by holding up nominees, impounding the Trump administration’s budget, or some other combination of legislative pressure. And beyond the writ of that special counsel, Congress should begin its own broad bipartisan inquiry into the Trump administration’s war on justice. For politicians on the left and right, May 9, 2017, should be a day of reckoning. There are no shoes left to drop.
Why the Comey firing could be Trump’s Watergate moment
Mounting evidence that multiple members of the Trump campaign were in direct contact with Russian intelligence in the runup to the election — and in several cases subsequently lied about it — has been at the center of a simmering scandal that Trump has been unable to shake. His sudden decision to oust Comey ensures that scandal will bedevil the rest of the Trump presidency — and, potentially, bring it to a premature close.