Tuesday, Trump fired James Comey, FBI Director, using Democratic talking points which criticized Comey's action in tilting the 2016 election toward Trump last October. This comes on the heels of Comey's inaccurate testimony before the Congress last week about Huma Abedin's computer email fiasco. His faulty testimony certainly shows some degree of incompetence in the handling of the Clinton matter and I don't regret his firing. But a more important reason for his firing might be the following: CNN reports that a grand jury has issued subpoenas in the FBI Russia investigation.
According to the press release: Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
Is that a coincidence? I don't think so. The Senate has instructed the IRS to provide business records of Trump business ties. In addition, Senator Burr, of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is threatening to issues subpoenas to the WH for not turning over records of meetings between Trump campaign officials and the Russians.
Also according to today's NY Times:
"Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three congressional officials who were briefed on his request."
So, Deputy AG Rosenstein was well aware of what Comey was doing and he was aware that the White House was the target. Engaging in a bit of speculation, it is plausible that Rosenstein informed Trump and the plan was set to fire Comey using Clinton's email and a bending of FBI procedures as the reasons for the termination. Trump feared what Comey would find and Trump is too dumb to realize that Comey's investigation will continue without Comey. Trump's hope now is to find a troll to replace Comey who will sweep everything under the rug.
All of this provides a backdrop to Trump's WH meeting today with his puppet-master, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who I am sure has new instructions from Putin on what Trump has to do to continue betraying the USA. Trump has come along way from being a money launderer for the American and Russian mafias through bogus real estate deals, now he faces exposure for being the country's greatest traitor surpassing even Ronald Reagan.
Comments to think about.