When FBI Director James Comey was saying things Trump liked, well, Trump couldn’t praise him enough. No, seriously. CNN has compiled clips of all the praise Trump bestowed upon Comey before the FBI started really poking around Putin’s bum. However, as soon as shit got real, Trump lost all of that previous “faith” and “respect” he once had.
He lost that loving feeling, oh, that loving feeling.
Interesting, isn’t it? It’s like a page taken from the latest fictional political thriller, except this is the reality show version. This IS real life with the reality show president throwing every little bit of shit at a wall hoping it will keep his most loyal of followers satisfied.
Isn’t the timing of Trump’s latest use of his signature phrase, “You’re fired” peculiar? I mean, Comey was all fine and dandy when he was investigating and releasing information about Trump’s foe; however, when the questioning and testimony turned to Russia, all of a sudden Trump hires a law firm in Washington to certify a letter to Lindsey Graham that he had no involvement with Russia. He fires the FBI director, betting most of America will be cool with it since he was a snake in the grass anyway – just days after Comey had asked for more money to investigate the Russian ties. And, all of this on the eve of holding a private meeting at the White House with the Russians.
Yeah, totally nothing to see here. None of this is weird or anything. And, clearly all investigations that were undergoing when one FBI director is canned cease. Firing of key people within an investigation always stops it. Clearly.
According to Politico, Trump has been fuming about the Russian investigation:
He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia. He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and demanded they speak out for him. He would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said.
Oh, and the New York Times front page today looks like it’s straight out of the Watergate era. . .
The front page of The New York Times for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 pic.twitter.com/yPEiXwMXgl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 10, 2017
Nasty breakup, indeed.
Remember Trump’s words on Comey just a few months ago. Remember them.