Forum… Or Against ’em

By County Friedrich von Olsen
By the time everyone reads this on Friday it will be old hat, I am sure, but I feel compelled to point out the absurdity of the Democratic outrage over President Donald Trump’s sacking of FBI Director James Comey. For the last seven months Democrats have been echoing Hilary Clinton’s indictment of Mr. Comey and her claim that it was he who cost her the election. She has taken issue with his criticism of her last summer over her cavalier handling of her email communications while she was secretary of state when he initially said his agency was closing out its investigation. And she maintains his announcement in late October that the FBI was renewing its focus on the criminal aspects of the case formed the basis for the Republican attacks on her that ultimately resulted in her defeat. As if they were getting their talking points from Ms. Clinton, Democrat after Democrat accused Mr. Comey of being a hack who engaged in political calculation in conducting his investigative function rather than simply making a comprehensive examination of the facts and evidence and then letting the chips fall where they may. Now that President Trump has said essentially the same thing in his own inimitable way – namely accusing Mr. Comey of grandstanding – and taken their criticism to its logical conclusion, they are in an uproar. Setting aside, of course, that President Trump is somewhat ill-suited for leveling grandstanding charges against anyone, he is fully within his purview to employ the person he deems fittest as FBI director. And I find somewhat unconvincing what were once whispers but which have now grown into a rising crescendo of shouts that somehow, the 45th President of the United States, the head of the Free World, who happens to be a shameless maximizing capitalist, fired Mr. Comey because Mr. Comey was conducting an investigation that is about to reveal that Mr. Trump is in league with the Communists to destroy America…

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