We all know how President Trump has fired FBI Director Comey but every single side has a different stance on this current and abrupt situation. Just days before Comey’s firing, he was asking for more money to continue his investigation about the Trump administration and its supposed ties with Russia. From being praised for his work with investigating the Emails of Hillary Clinton to now being scolded and supposedly “Not doing a good job” According to President Trump after investigating his administration is now the reason for the termination of his position.
CNN’s Jake Tapper concludes that President Trumps irritation with the FBI investigation with Russia was the cause for the termination of Comeys position. We see with the Presidents tweets we can see his stance on the whole thing, “FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony…”. CNN continues to go on and say “Moreover, the letter the President wrote to Comey firing him includes zero references to the Clinton investigation and one big one about the Russia investigation.” They say here that when they terminated Comey that Trump hadn’t mention any of the work that he praised him for the work he had done with the Clinton investigation.
The Washington Examiner’s “Wall Street Journal: Comey ‘deserved’ to be fired,“ Eddie Scarry is stating that this action that what the president has done is similar to what Nixon had done with his private prosecutor during the water gate incident. “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was officially the one to first recommend Comey’s termination on Tuesday, citing Comey’s public statements and actions on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy and alleged ties between Trump associates and Russia.” This being stated shows how they perceive it as Trump blaming the termination of Comeys position on his actions during the Clinton investigation rather than the investigation of Russian ties with the Trump administration.
On the more neutral side of things we see how NPR’s Domenico Montanaro speaks about the termination of Comey, stating “The White House says President Trump fired James Comey because of how he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Let that sink in for a moment.
The president, who campaigned before crowds that chanted, “Lock her up,” is telling the American people that he summarily fired the FBI director, by letter, because he went outside Department of Justice protocols in speaking out about the Clinton investigation months ago.” They state a potential reason for the termination of FBI Director Comey as well as many others including, “The real reason may be that Comey got too ubiquitous, too visible, too big for Trump’s liking. And no one can get too big in Trump’s world.” Along with, “Comey just testified before Congress for the second time in two months. The first time, March 20, didn’t go so well for Trump. That’s when (1) Comey first publicly acknowledged an FBI investigation into Russia and Trump associates and (2) disputed Trump’s tweeted allegation that President Barack Obama had wiretapped him. Comey said it didn’t happen.” We see that they are yet to choose a side but are suspicious of some aspects of the current situation.
With BBC news staying neutral in this ordeal we can see them state some reasons that President Trump wanted to get rid of Comey. An example would be the way that he had handled the Clinton investigation as stated, “”I cannot defend the Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken,” Mr Rosenstein goes on to say.” Here we see that a motive might have been given by the Attorney General deputy Rod J Rosenstein. Another observation made by BBC is that the Russian investigation might have been the cause of the termination of Comeys position as stated, “That the president “had grown enraged by the Russia investigation” and was “frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia”.
“He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and demanded they speak out for him,” Politico reported. “He would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said.” Here we see how the speculation of Trump firing Comey for the Russian investigation could actually be plausible.
Fox News reports only about the candidates that are supposed to be qualified for the spot and might become the new FBI Director, the don’t mention reasons for the removing of Comey what so ever. “Several candidates already are being interviewed in the search for an interim replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, senior Justice Department officials said Wednesday.” They also mention that they don’t want anyone who is “Too politicized”, that they also need someone who “ Has the trust of those at the Bureau,” They also speak about how he had lost credibility.
The Wall Street Journal reports that at the senate hearings Comey didn’t recognize that he had made mistakes with the Clinton investigation and this in fact “Annoyed” the DOJ. Also with Trump commenting on why he had fired him, “He simply wasn’t doing a good job” with no other comments made about firing Comey. They say that Trump had lost confidence in Comey and that he had planned to remove him from his position ever since he got elected. They say that the timing of the Firing of Comey may look suspicious but the fact is that Trump didn’t fire him over the investigation with Russia but how he handled the Clinton Investigation.
So what I have come to conclude after all this, seeing the perspective from all these different angles I personally believe that the termination of Comeys position was due to the fact that he had asked for more money to fund the Investigation with Russia and Trumps campaign. We can see how the neutral and liberal side of the spectrum seem to almost match each other but on the right side of the news outlets we see them looking forward to “push it under the rug” and begin speaking about new candidates for the position rather than trying to give ample reason for the removing of Comey.