James Comey

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

When one begins to analyze how these stories begin and propagate it is clear that, as The Washington Post put it, “current and former U.S. officials” in the intelligence agencies are engaged in what amounts to a seditious conspiracy to cripple and eventually bring down President Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In regards to Trump, is it time for conservatives to push the panic button?

As conservatives, we must keep an eye on Trump and the people closest to him. Vigilance is called for. Loyalty is a given, but it will be critical for Trump to not stray too far from where he came from…or he may very well find himself all alone in a room with few friends.

Comey's revenge is a gun without powder

Gregg Jarrett, Fox News

By writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box.  If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it.  If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To recover from his media troubles, Trump must dump the establishment

The forces Trump faces are formidable; his frustration must be boiling over. But if he’s unwilling to recognize that the problems he’s encountering are attributable to his embrace of the Washington establishment, all might be lost already. Let’s hope it really isn’t this bad.

Comey and the Saturday Night Massacre

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

By 1968, the liberal establishment had lost the mandate it had held since 1933, but not lost its ability to wound and kill presidents. Though Nixon won 49 states, that establishment took him down. Though Ronald Reagan won 49 states, that establishment almost took him down in the Iran-Contra affair. And that is the end they have in mind for President Trump.

Severed Heads

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The real felony remains the exemptions given to high officials such as Lerner, Napolitano, and Rice who have wreaked havoc because they assume they will never be fired. Even a badly conducted severing of a culpable government head is always preferable to an adroit exemption from any consequences. The one is rare and salutary, the other is commonplace and insidious.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to real American presidents, Trump breaks the mold

Donald Trump the human being is the product of seven decades of learning at the hands of American culture and traditions. He’s so completely apart from every other president – and contemporary politician – that conventional comparisons to the past just won’t stick.

On the Limits of Loyalty

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The FBI director’s status should be no different from that of the attorney general, the CIA director, and other top national-security officials. Particularly in a time of terrorist peril, these positions are of tremendous policy-making consequence. Since the president is ultimately responsible for policy, he should be free to appoint his own preferred nominees, subject to the Senate’s constitutional advice-and-consent check.

The Politics of 'Special Prosecutors'

Setting aside the astonishing idea that the Democratic Party would hold the nation’s top law enforcement agency hostage to its own political agenda, the idea that a “special prosecutor” is needed implies that a crime worthy of prosecution is known to have been committed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Democrats’ Comey rage is a tale told by idiots signifying nothing

Democrats have gone completely overboard once again on this Comey/Russia/Special Prosecutor matter and people will notice. The truth is out there somewhere and eventually the Democrats will either have to produce a Russia smoking gun or surrender their holster.

Why James Comey Had to Go

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

The FBI head was so good at portraying himself as Washington’s last Boy Scout—the only person who ever did the right thing—that few noticed his repeated refusal to do the right thing. Mr. Comey might still have a job if, on any number of occasions, he’d acknowledged his own conflicts and stepped back.

James Comey Is the Latest Victim of the Clintons

Michael Barone, National Review

Can something be said in defense of Comey? He was put in a terrible position by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obama Justice Department. Justice officials downplayed the criminal nature of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and granted immunity to Clinton aides rather than summon them before a grand jury. That amounts to weighting the scales of justice in favor of the administration’s preferred candidate for president.

For Comey, a creature of the swamp, a deserved dunking

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Donald Trump was hired to drain the swamp Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Comey had inhabited for far too long. Now, of course, Mr. Comey has been sacked and the Democrats are losing their minds. None of them seems to think Mr. Comey should not have been fired. They just think he should have been fired sooner. Truth is, they really just think he should have been fired by President Hillary Clinton.

Message to Republicans: Don’t Fall for Media Tricks on Comey

Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

I have a message for the Republicans: The last thing you should do is find anything in common with the Democrats on this. The last thing you should do is feel sorry, simpatico. Do not fall for the temptation to join the Democrats in their rants against Trump on this. Here’s the deal, folks. There is no collusion. The Russians did not hack, did not tamper, did not impact the outcome of our election. It’s been established for over nine months, if not longer.

Meet Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney who helped Trump sack James Comey

Philip Wegmann, Washington Examiner

Though a 27-year veteran of the Justice Department, Rosenstein remained in relative obscurity until a memorandum launched him into prominence late Tuesday night. In meticulous detail, he laid out the case for why Comey's handling of the Clinton email controversy disqualified the FBI director from keeping his job.

Chaos Is Exhausting

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

Trump supporters’ favorite line is “let Trump be Trump.” It’s understandable for them (and for him) to believe “it got him this far, so why change now?” But if the president can’t change his style Republicans will suffer greatly in the next election. Not because they’re wrong on the issues, but because voters will not see a reason to champion an army without a leader.

Shut The Chuck Up

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Schumer’s antics open a window into something else that ought to be obvious to all, which is this: If your beliefs are solely driven by opposition to people you hate, your rationality and logic — and shortly thereafter, your credibility — will suffer horribly for it. Schumer’s constituents might not get that. The rest of the country will. If this is the best he can do, he’ll be the leader of an even smaller Senate minority after the next election.

Democrats see 'Nixonian' coverup in Trump's move to fire James Comey

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

President Trump's bombshell decision to fire FBI Director James Comey Tuesday evening led to Democratic suspicions that Trump's real goal was to hamper the probe into his alleged ties to Russia, and revived demands for a special prosecutor to carry out that investigation. Many Democrats were openly claiming it was a brazen Trump cover-up of historic proportions.

The Bipartisan Case against James Comey

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

By even his detractors’ accounts, Comey has been an exemplary director in the remaining, extensive aspects of the job, particularly in protecting American national security and speaking out about the challenges faced by the nation’s police in a toxic anti-police environment. Even in disagreeing with him, Jim Comey’s admirers can hope that history will be kinder to him than this moment is.

Trump Strikes A Blow For The Rule Of Law

The firing of James Comey is a much-needed corrective to the Obama – Comey cult of government by personal whim and an important step toward the reestablishment of the rule of law; it should be applauded by all Americans.