Former FBI Director James Comey has been one of the most controversial public figures in Washington. Perhaps not since the days of J. Edgar Hoover has the FBI Director garnered so much attention and been the source of so much anger.
Comey outraged Republicans in the summer of 2016 when he publicly announced that he would not be recommending that charges be filed against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to conduct official business while serving as Secretary of State.
This is despite the evidence showing that Clinton sent and received classified material on the server.
Democrats had their turn in the fall when Comey reopened the Clinton investigation just weeks before the presidential election after new evidence emerged.
Clinton was cleared before election day, but many Democrats blame Comey for her loss.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was among those calling for Comey’s head on a platter.
According to Clash Daily, President Trump could not believe Sen. Chuck Schumer’s reaction when he fired Comey on Tuesday for his handling of the Clinton investigation and the FBI.
Schumer had repeatedly blasted Comey during the presidential election for speaking publicly about an ongoing investigation and specifically for publicly reporting to Congress that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton.
“Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Bloomberg reported that Schumer called Comey’s actions in the Clinton case “appalling” and said that “To restore my faith, I am going to have to sit down and talk to him and get an explanation for why he did this.”
Despite having expressed his complete lack of confidence in Comey when a Democrat was in the hot seat, Schumer’s moral compass changed swiftly when he thought a Republican was now the target.
The Daily Wire reported that Schumer called Trump’s firing of Comey a “big mistake” and attempted to blame Comey’s firing on ongoing investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
“Why now?” Schumer asked. “Were these investigations getting too close to the president?”
Schumer’s hypocrisy and political grand-standing are appalling. His behaviors highlight a lack of moral integrity. Either Comey could be trusted or he could not. That should never have been dependent upon who was being investigated.
Source: Clash Daily