You’re fired! said President Donald Trump today, adding that the FBI needs new leadership and adding buckets of fuel to the DC never-ending drama. To make a long story short, Donald Trump finally fired FBI director James Comey, a highly controversial figure, a man who played a significant role in the 2016 presidential election and then some.
Under James Comey’s “regime”, FBI was accused of conducting surveillance on the Trump campaign team while,in the same time, it investigated Hillary Clinton for her obvious mishandling of classified intelligence, to put it very mildly. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton slammed James Comey personally for his alleged role in swaying the vote, which ended up with Hillary losing the election big time.
However, prior to the 2016 election, the FBI suffered a number of embarrassing episodes under James Comey tenure. To name just a few, it is now an established fact that Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was interviewed by the agency a year and a half before the attack, but he was given a pass, i.e. FBI let him go and…the rest is history.
Also, the FBI had intercepted the emails sent by the terrorist who killed 13 American soldiers at Fort Hood, Nidal Hasan respectively, in which the terrorist has said that he wants to kill his comrades in order to protect the Taliban, but then again, the agency chose not to intervene. Basically, the carnage at Fort Hood could have been prevented, but political correctness prevailed.
Another high-profile snafu by the FBI occurred during the investigations of Hillary’s mishandling of classified inteligence, when the agency made a strange deal with Clinton’s aides, i.e. they were allowed to destroy their laptops and were also given immunity from prosecution.
The terrorist who massacred 49 people and wounded/maimed 53 at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was investigated by the agency for ten months. Omar Mateen admitted during the investigation that he lied to FBI agents, yet the FBI chose to close the case and let him go.
Truth be told, we are surprised that Comey lasted that long. Let’s end up with an epic clip and remember that Trump has a habit of keeping his promises