|Exiting FBI Director James Comey|
Richard Milhous Nixon gave a thumbs up from the grave.
"Donald, you did right, boy. I did the same thing in firing that bastard, Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was getting into my business in Watergate," whispered the ghost of Nixon.
Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, a day after Comey testified that the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians was ongoing and subpoenas were issued by a grand jury to fact-find in the Michael Flynn matter.
While the spin coming from the administration cites Comey's handling of Clinton's emails as rationale for the firing, the released termination letter from Trump to Comey shows Trump had only the probe in his campaign's Russian ties on this mind:
"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau."
It just gets curiouser and curiouser.
The irony is that old Trickie Dickie might understand firing law enforcement officials who were getting too close for comfort, but, he likely wouldn't support mollycoddling the Russkies.