Trump dumped Comey on Tuesday and the internet is running wild with memes based on Donnie Freedom’s latest firing. Speculation is running rampant in the media think-tanks, suggesting that Trump fired his FBI Director to avoid an investigation into any possible Russian collusion with November’s presidential election.
But wait, didn’t Hillary blame Comey as being one of the key reasons she lost the election? I thought the Dems were against this dude…
Political Flip-Flopping May Be Even Funnier Than The Memes
It wasn’t so long ago, that these same folks, who are now dissing Trump for firing Comey, were also condemning Comey for “influencing the election” by announcing to the public that Hillary Clinton was being investigated (while the election was only days away). Some high-ranking Democrats even wanted Comey booted (only when Hillary shenanigans were involved).
On October 30, 2016, the then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, even accused Comey of breaking a federal law known as the Hatch Act, by publicly disclosing new information about the Clinton investigation 11 days ahead of the presidential election.
“I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act, which bars FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election,” Reid wrote in the letter. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”
US Representative of Tennessee’s 9th congressional district Steve Cohen went ahead and called for Comey’s resignation on October 31, 2016. Then when Trump fired Comey, he said that “our democracy is in danger.”
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) October 31, 2016
Here’s the same guy when he found out that someone he didn’t like fired the same person he wanted fired in late October. Let’s take a look at Cohen’s official opinion on Comey’s firing:
“I have said to my colleagues and to the public for over four months that FBI Director James Comey would do the right thing in the Trump-Russia investigation. I also believed President Trump wouldn’t fire him unless he felt that Director Comey threatened his presidency. This is sadly reminiscent of the Saturday Night Massacre when President Nixon fired Justice Department officials that threatened his presidency. Two days ago, I tweeted that I hoped Director Comey would be next year’s recipient of the Profiles in Courage Award because of the Trump-Russia investigation, but President Trump has effectively vetoed that award. I call on Speaker Paul Ryan to immediately appoint a bipartisan, non-classified, public, and transparent commission to investigate the Trump-Russia relationship. Our democracy is in danger.”
Depending on which political camp is in the cross-hairs, Rep. Cohen goes from requesting Comey’s resignation to recommending that he receive next year’s Profile in Courage Award.
Nancy Pelosi once said that maybe Comey’s “not in the right job.” And then, when Trump took the matter into his own hands and fired Comey, Pelosi quickly changed her tune. Her official statement reads, “The President’s sudden and brazen firing of the FBI Director raises the ghosts of some of the worst Executive Branch abuses. We cannot stand by and watch a coverup of the possible collusion with a hostile foreign power to undermine American democracy.”
Pelosi added, “The interests of justice demand Congress act immediately to create an independent, bipartisan commission to pursue the Trump-Russia investigation free from the Administration’s attempts to silence it.”
The U.S. Representative of California’s 43rd district Maxine Waters said back on January 13, 2017, that “The FBI Director has no credibility.” Yet, she doesn’t support Trump firing Comey.
WATCH: "The FBI Director has no credibility" — Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes her point in less than five seconds. pic.twitter.com/r0oghhaRqX
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 14, 2017
On November 2, 2016, New York Senator Chuck Schumer remarked that he had “lost confidence” in Comey over the way he handled Hillary’s e-mail probe scandal. “I do not have confidence in him any longer,” Schumer said at the time. “To restore my faith, I am going to have to sit down and talk to him and get an explanation for why he did this.”
But now, Schumer says that Trump firing is “a big mistake,” and questions whether this decision was made to avoid investigation into Russia’s meddling with November’s election. “Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?” Schumer asked during his quickly scheduled press conference.
“This is part of a deeply troubling pattern from the Trump administration,” Schumer added. “This does not seem to be a coincidence.”
Politicians can be so consistent.