When asked why he fired FBI Director James Comey, the president replied simply, “He wasn’t doing a good job.” He hasn’t told us much more, other than that Comey was “a showboat.”
So what would “a good job” have looked like to Donald Trump?
Here’s an answer. It was published after the election in the New York Observer, then owned by Trump’s son-in-law and close advisor Jared Kushner. I suggest that if Comey had followed this writer’s advice (Don’t bother with Russians–go after the anti-Trump protestors!) he would still be the FBI director. (Full disclosure: This column was the subject of our first post on starrindissent.com)
It’s time for the FBI to conduct a detailed investigation into the violence and political thuggery that continue to mar the presidential election’s aftermath. A thorough probe of the protests—to include possible ties to organizations demanding vote recounts—will give the Bureau’s integrity-challenged director, James Comey, a chance to sandblast his sullied badge.
Director Comey must also include “elector intimidation” on his post-election investigation list. Reports that members of the Electoral College are being harassed and threatened by angry, vicious (and likely Democratic Party) malcontents require Comey’s quick and systematic attention.
Michael Banerian, one of Michigan’s 16 electors, told CNN: “Obviously, this election cycle was pretty divisive. Unfortunately it’s bled over into the weeks following the election and I have been inundated with death threats, death wishes, generally angry messages trying to get me to change my vote to Hillary Clinton or another person, and unfortunately, it’s gotten a little out of control.”
Why, electors live in different states. A mind with a talent for the obvious would see a federal interest. Federal as in Federal Bureau of Investigation. That’s the outfit you head, Mr. Comey—at least until the Obama Administration expires.