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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Yes, or Comey was negligent. He should resign and let someone else pass judgement and finish the investigation.
    The problem with that is he doesn't just step down and someone next in line steps up. The President appoints the head of the FBI. Do you want Pres Trump to do that now? Not even sure that would be possible with an ongoing investigation into his campaign. We are in unchartered territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    if there was something illegal, why ignore it?

    because there isn't.

    why would the obama administration sit on it?
    You don't know that.

    I don't have a problem with Obama and Comey being over abundant careful not to look partisan for HRC. That may have cost her the election...no one will ever know for positive.


    BUT any illegal acts on the Trump side...should not be forgiven or white-washed. Now is the time to put all the cards on the table and let the chips fall where they will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Not sure but I believe Comey serves at the discretion of the President for a period of time. He was appointed under Pres Obama and continues under Pres Trump. But he could be removed at any time. The fact that Pres Trump has not chosen to do so indicates he either has faith he did nothing wrong or he knows Comey isn't going to go after him. Is that plausible?
    Yes, he serves at the pleasure of the President and Trump has chosen to keep him. Trump was asked during a FOX interview if he had faith in Comey and the response was and I am paraphrasing, 'so far yes, but we will see'. I don't like that answer at all. We have no way of knowing if Comey has reached some sort of deal with Trump. He should step aside and let his second in command do the job. Sessions stepped aside from the investigation at the DOJ and I think so should Comey after all of this has come to light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    The problem with that is he doesn't just step down and someone next in line steps up. The President appoints the head of the FBI. Do you want Pres Trump to do that now? Not even sure that would be possible with an ongoing investigation into his campaign. We are in unchartered territory.

    Not from the FBI, he can stay on as Head of the FBI but not be involved in this investigation. Just like Sessions stepped aside but is still AG so should Comey step aside and still be director of the FBI.

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    Good Post Eve. I think it was more the fact that most didn't think Trump had a snowball's chance. But it does seem weak because we're talking about the FBI. I can't wait to hear Christopher Steele's account of things (under oath I hope). What are they waiting for? Let's hear what he's got to say. Seems he's the key to unraveling everything, if he's telling the truth that is. Comey's all we've got right now unfortunately. That Hillary email thing was enough for me to distrust him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The difference in this case is that a presidential campaign, or members of the campaign, may have colluded with that hostile nation to interfere with the election.
    Lots of nations where the US interferes with elections see the US as a hostile nation, too, because it is. What you are calling a difference is really a similarity.

    The rule is this: The US can interfere with any election whenever and wherever it desires. In fact, its technically not even interfering—it's just protecting democracy. If you are not the US, you are not covered by this lofty principle.
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    does anyone have any doubt that if this were HRC that Republican's would be going b-shit crazy over this? They are on the wrong side of what's best for America. At the very least they are being cowards who only care about power. Even though now that they have it they have no Earthly clue how to govern with it. Bunch of traitors is what they are. The whole lot of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    see the above!
    Silly, the President isn't responsible for those departments. The buck doesn't stop with the President anymore.
    See how that works, Trump is responsible for those people he selected and the job they do.
    But the left don't think the black man should have the same responsibility. They are racist on their face. Why wouldn't a black president be held just as accountable as a white one?

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    No...Comey has to stay. Agent Orange would replace him with a TrumpToadie and the "investigation" would end immediately.

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    There are too many people aware of what has been taking place for it to matter if Trump fires Comey.

    Anyone remember Archibald Cox? These investigations are not done in a vacuum. Like Nixon, firing people would just add fire to the flames.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.d73ce38320e3
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