Trump to Keep Comey as FBI Director

From the NY Post:

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Lightning rod FBI Director James Comey will continue to lead the nation’s top law enforcement agency, according to a new report.

Comey informed his senior staff that President Trump has asked him to stay on in his role despite the mountain of criticism he received for the way he managed the Hillary Clinton email probe during the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

He was accused by critics of trying to influence the election in Trump’s favor.

Following Trump’s surprise victory in November, the billionaire businessman said during a TV interview that he wasn’t sure if he would keep Comey on. But earlier this month, the newly minted president told Comey during an intelligence briefing that he “hoped he would remain in his position,” the Times said.

Comey then told his senior staff the news during a weekly conference last Wednesday, the paper said.

Federal law stipulates that FBI directors are appointed to a 10-year-term.

Comey is already navigating through rough terrain with the president.

The FBI has opened formal investigations into Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort and his ties to Russia, according to the Times.

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Wonder what that’s about?  Maybe the other shoe will fall on Hillary since there are at least 5 active FBI investigations.

~ Hardnox

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9 Responses to Trump to Keep Comey as FBI Director

  1. Uriel says:

    Not sure but might this be the same as any employer–you have one last chance to prove your worth? Comey went in with an excellent reputation, the question is what changed him. He does have several years left but perhaps to fire then requires like all labor disputes a significant reason. Also, trump did place a caveat on all employees (not sure where it stands) of the same rule as is found in most states about employment. Unless under contract, all positions are subject to release without notice (forgot the term).

    • Hardnox says:

      Maybe so but I’m left wondering if Comey was hamstrung by Lynch or even co-opted by other means. Up until a few months ago Comey was considered as a first rate man.

  2. clyde says:

    Contracts are made to be broken. This doesn’t pass the smell test IMHO.

  3. Shar says:

    I had mixed feelings about this. First I thought why keep a weak person? Then when I thought about it, he knows where the bodies are buried. He could help Sessions put away quite a few people. Also the left has to be concerned what will come out. Trump seems to be one step ahead. Lets wait and see. It is fishy.

  4. SafeSpace says:

    Trump must, MUST replace CIA Director John “Muhammad” Brennan. That man aids and abets radical Islam’s cancerous spread within our nation’s government, military, and population. This is INARGUABLE.