Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Comey, Comier, Comiest

Was Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey “justified” (like something Justin Timberlake would sing)?

No.  It does throw too much suspicion (despite Trump’s denial) of a coverup of his connections to Putin  

Oh, yes, there is the stuff about nausea, like Roman Polanski's film "Carnage".
Comey’s release of a letter to Congress on Oct. 28 was unfortunate, but it might be justifiable if that’s where the investigation was going. Smerconish on CNN has said as much.  One observation is that the fact that some of Hillary Clinton’s emails wound up associated with Weiner and a possible sex-offender prosecution is indeed bizarre and unprecedented.  And no, that had nothing to do with Comet Ping Pong.

In fact, the whole panoply of Clinton’s email scandals and connection to Weiner forms a curious parallel to a couple of incidents in my own career, one having to do with a fumbled production elevation in 1991, and another about the whole “scandal” over my fictitious screenplay when I was substitute teaching (back in 2005 at West Potomac High School near Alexandria VA, if anyone remembers the incident). I always thought I hadn’t heard the least of that incident, but indeed something similar could throw a presidential election. Big problem.

OAN White House correspondent Trey Yingst today grilled deputy White House Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the exact timing of Trump’s actions, back to Monday night.

Here’s Trump’s blunt letter “You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately”.  “You’re fired!”

The Deputy AG’s letter is here.  Comey is accused of going outside of DOJ chain of command last summer.

Comey was certainly humiliated in front of his own subordinates in Los Angeles.

Is this Trump’s Watergate moment?

Is this Tuesday afternoon massacre the same as Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre?

No comments: