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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Charles Pierce | Trump's Comey Problem



A MUST READ! 

This defines how petty and irrational Trump is. This is not leadership:


After the president fired Comey there was some uncertainty about whether Comey, as a former FBI employee, would have to pay his way home from LAX or would be able to use the director’s plane. NBC recently reported that an irate Trump called McCabe a day after the firing asking why Comey had been permitted to return to Washington on an FBI plane. McCabe indicated that he hadn’t been consulted about the use of the plane but, had anyone asked, he would have approved the request. Thanks to one of these emails, we now have a small window into what went on at the FBI at the time. On May 11, Gregory Cox, assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group, emailed all of the Critical Incident Response Group thanking “all who were involved in efforts to bring home former Director Comey from Los Angeles on Tuesday evening.” The apparent defiance may be subtle, but it is unmistakable. Cox may not have known that his email dealt with a point the president had personally raised with the acting director, but he thanked his people for doing the right thing by Comey irrespective of politics he was surely aware of in a generic sense.




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Former FBI director James Comey testifying in Washington on May 3, 2017. (photo: AP)
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Pierce writes: "Over at Lawfareblog, they've gotten a hold of a cache of e-mails from inside the FBI from the immediate aftermath of the president*'s firing of director James Comey." 
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