Former FBI Director James Comey is now in the unemployment line. And contrary to what today’s Politico is implying, there is no Constitutional Crisis created by his firing:
As the news broke late this afternoon, the politicos of Washington stared into their smartphones, stunned, struggling with what to make of it. TV networks cut into their regularly scheduled programming. Chyrons promising “breaking news” actually delivered it: President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.
Though the story is still developing and our understanding of it is evolving, we know a few basic facts. We know that Trump cited Comey’s handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails as a reason for his firing. We know that Comey’s FBI had been investigating whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. What we don’t know is where all this ends.
Where it ends is with the political left in frothing convulsions, the media with a case of the sissy vapors and James Comey without a job, albeit probably temporarily.
Is this a constitutional crisis? If not, what is it, and how dangerous? Politico Magazine asked an all-star panel of legal minds to offer their insights and tell us just what to make of it…
Spare me your whining dizziness, you flaky, spineless, media jellyfish.
Every employee of the President of the United States serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
It is common practice for Presidents to fire anyone with whose work they become dissatisfied. That includes Army Chiefs of Staff, Attorneys General, Surgeon Generals, Secretaries of State, Ambassadors, you name it. They’re only around as long as they please the Commander In Chief.
Deal with it.
For some reason, media outlets like The Politico would have us believe that FBI directors and other hired guns within the President’s entourage have some sort of elected office tenure. It just ain’t so.
C’mon. Cowboy up, sissies. Comey should have been fired a long time ago. There is no Constitutional Crisis.
Thanks to Jed West for telling me the “Knock Knock” joke.