Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Do you think it might be possible that FBI Director James Comey knew "too much" about the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. I wonder if President Trump has ever heard the term "obstruction of justice"?

I think there should be an immediate Senate hearing into what James Comey knows.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...d-fbi.html
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Firing various people in the Justice Department didn't work for Nixon back in 1973-74, and I don't think it will work for Trump this time either.

Here's Jeffrey Toobin's take on things which he calls a "grotesque abuse of power":

http://www.thedailybeast....yptr=yahoo
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
If Trump thinks the Russia investigation will stop because he fired FBI Director, James Comey, he doesn't know much about how Washington, D.C. really operates. Comey's firing will not make his big Russia problem go away. Nice try, though! Stay tuned!

"The many paths from Trump to Russia" by Marshall Cohen and Tal Yellin

"The FBI and both chambers of Congress are investigating whether there were improper contacts between the Trump orbit and Russia during the 2016 election. Here is a summary of known connections between Trump associates and Russia. Updated May 9, 2017, 12 p.m. est"

Click on each name to see all the connections (and Trump's problems) at:

http://www.cnn.com/intera...nnections/
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Some members of Congress react!

https://www.washingtonpos...dd2dfedd7c
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
You know things are really bad when the Nixon library tweets that even Nixon didn't fire his FBI Director!

The FBI directorship is supposed to be a 10 year term that insulates the director from political opponents or investigation interference. That way, investigations can continue in whatever direction they go -- no matter where they lead. No one in the United States is supposed to be above the law -- even the person occupying the Executive Branch as president.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...odayspaper

I also find it supremely ironic that President Trump met with Russian
Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, today (05/10/17) at the White House -- the day after he fired the FI Director who was conducting the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. And, of course, Sergei Lavrov praised Trump after the meeting. The only thing that would have made this meeting even more ironic would have been if Trump met with Putin today at the White House. But, when you think about it, in a way he did! Russian Foreign Mininster Lavrov was there instead of Putin!

http://www.bbc.com/news/w...a-39877333

Wake Up, America!
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Seth Meyers explains Trump's firing of FBI Director in more detail and explains some of the inconsistencies.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Regarding President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, President Vladimir Putin had this to say, "President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence." Putin was interviewed in full hockey gear on his way to play in a hockey game.

Seth Meyers explains the shifting story!

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
Last night (05-12-17) attorney, Ari Melber guest hosted "The Last Word" on MSNBC and interviewed several prosecutors about President Trump's legal problems and the unfolding constitutional crisis. It was informative and fascinating to listen to their serious discussion about the legal issues involved.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1130) one month ago
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