The Truth – Not “Fake News” – About FBI Director Position

Washington Post – Check your facts before you print! Opinions are like so many grains of sand…Harvard if this is the caliber of your professors who are teaching, then you need to review your standards…

Opinions – Trump must be impeached. Here’s why.” By Laurence H. Tribe on May 13.

“Now the country is faced with a president whose conduct strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government…Comey’s summary firing will not stop the inquiry, yet it represented an obvious effort to interfere with a probe involving national security matters vastly more serious than the “third-rate burglary” that Nixon tried to cover up in Watergate. The question of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign go to the heart of our system and ability to conduct free and fair elections…Consider, too, how Trump embroiled Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite Sessions’s recusal from involvement in the Russia investigation, in preparing admittedly phony justifications for the firing on which Trump had already decided. Consider how Trump used the vice president and White House staff to propagate a set of blatant untruths — before giving an interview to NBC’s Lester Holt that exposed his true motivation… the crucial thing is that the prospect now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018.

Who is Laurence H. Tribe?

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Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. Tribe is a liberal scholar of constitutional law and cofounder of American Constitution Society. Among his law students and research assistants while on the faculty at Harvard have been President Barack Obama (a research assistant for two years), Chief Justice John Roberts (as a law student in his classes), US Senator Ted Cruz, Chief Judge and Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan (as a research assistant). Tribe served as a judicial adviser to the Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

The New Yorker ran an article May 6, 2015 titled “Did Laurence Tribe sell out?” What is going on with Laurence Tribe, professor at Harvard Law School, mentor to Barack Obama, and one of the most venerated legal scholars in the country?

“The American Constitution Society brings together many of the country’s best legal minds to articulate a progressive vision of our Constitution and laws.”

In January 25, 2017, he and other liberal attorneys became part of a movement not five days after Trump took office calling for “Alleged Constitutional Violations” according to the Harvard Crimson.

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The Facts:

The first official FBI seal was adopted in 1935, modifying the Department of Justice logo by adding “Federal Bureau of Investigation” and “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity” to the outer band. Each symbol and color in the FBI seal has special significance. The dominant blue field of the seal and the scales on the shield represent justice.

Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity—The FBI Motto

FBI Director: 28 U.S.C. §532 – Justia US Law information HERE

Federal statute provides that the Director of the FBI is to be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

“(b) Effective with respect to any individual appointment by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, after June 1, 1973, the term of service of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall be ten years. A Director may not serve more than one ten-year term. The provisions of subsections (a) through (c) of section 8335 of title 5, United States Code, shall apply to any individual appointed under this section.”

 

Congressional Research ServiceHERE, February 19, 2014. This report provides an overview of the development of the process for appointing the FBI Director, briefly discusses the history of nominations to this position, and identifies related congressional hearing records and reports. 

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The position of FBI Director has a fixed 10-year term, and the officeholder cannot be reappointed, unless Congress acts to allow a second appointment of the incumbent. There are no statutory conditions on the President’s authority to remove the FBI Director. Since 1972, one Director has been removed by the president.

Clarence M. Kelley……. Richard Nixon……. June 8, 1973… Served 5 yrs
William H. Webster……. Jimmy Carter…….. Jan. 20, 1978… Served 9 yrs
William S. Sessions…… Ronald Reagan……. Sept. 9, 1987… Served 6 yrs
Louis J. Freeh…………… William Clinton….. July 20, 1993… Served 8 yrs
Robert S. Mueller III…. George W. Bush…… July 18, 2001… Served 10 yrs
Robert S. Mueller III…. Barack Obama…….. July 26, 2011… Served 2 yrs
James B. Comey Jr……. Barack Obama…….. June 21, 2013… Served 3 yrs

Notes:

(1) President Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions on 19 July 1993, one day before Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, a longtime associate of the Clintons, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Clinton cited “serious questions …about the conduct and the leadership of the Director,” and a report on “certain conduct” issued by the Office of Professional Responsibility at the Department of Justice. Sessions had an excellent reputation and had been confirmed unanimously by the Senate.  He had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct. . Some Members of Congress questioned the dismissal, but they did not prevent the immediate confirmation of Sessions’s successor.

(2) Freeh voluntarily resigned in 2001. Freeh was once a FBI field agent and leaned more toward the Republican side. The New York Times claimed that he “left the FBI badly damaged. Lawmakers in both parties clamored for change at an agency they attacked as ineptly managed, resistant to change, and unwilling to admit mistakes.” At the time Senator Leahy (D) and others were investigating a serious breach of FISA and errors in 75 FISA applications related to major terrorist attacks directed against the United States. “In essence, the court said that the F.B.I. and the Justice Department were violating the law by allowing information gathered from intelligence eavesdrops to be used freely in bringing criminal charges, without court review, and that criminal investigators were improperly directing the use of counterintelligence wiretaps.”

(3) Robert Mueller had to get Senate approval before he could serve 2 more years since the statute requires a maximum of 10 years in office.

(4) Post Article JFK Collection: January 27, 1977
Headline: “FBI Director Can Be Fired” –  Senator Robert C. Byrd (D) was reported as saying yes, a FBI director can be fired at any time by President Carter.

(5) Clarence M. Kelley was the first individual to become FBI Director through the nomination and confirmation process. With the anticipated retirement of Clarence Kelley, President Jimmy Carter nominated another director.

(6) Washington Post Staff Writer reporting – Testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings on his confirms don. Bell replied to a question about Kelley. In his earlier testimony, Bell had praised Kelley for his three-year effort in trying to restructure the scandal-torn FBI and repair the damage caused to the bureau’s reputation by its past abuses of civil liberties in domestic security investigations. But he also s6emed to confirm in an Indirect way the widely held belief that the Carter team feels Kelley has not succeeded in exerting control over the FBI and wants a director of its own choosing. {in case this article disappears, check HERE.}

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Had the Democrat Party not fallen so far down the rabbit hole; had they not instigated and encouraged outright rebellion and illegal activities to get or change votes; had they not created the problems we have seen that gave rise to the need and anger by Americans to take back the running of the country by constitutionally oriented representatives — this all would have been a non-issue!

They did and continue to obstruct law, order, and justice. They placed into nomination for President one who was under investigation for illegal activities who committed fraud, lied under oath, corruption, national security risks, and cheated. Several members not only of the Democrat Party but those who appear to be RINOS are already under investigation, received sentences, or under current indictment for illegal and national security reasons.

Frankly Trump was not my first, nor my second choice; but, YOU Democrats, liberals, and lamebrain Republicans forced this issue upon me and the American public. Trump was overwhelmingly chosen by constitutionalists, patriots, and members of the Democrat Party who could see the truth. WE chose to no longer be sheep to the slaughter and chose someone who has the moxy to get the job done. He was duly elected and as my president I give him the respect of the office — as I tried to do with the last one. When I see problems, then I will be writing but until then leave OUR president alone to do the job you weak-kneed arses could not do.

Get over your childish snits, do the job of governing that is required of you as a duly, constitutionally mandated, and sworn in member of government. Now sit down, shut up, and let the man we the people elected over your rotten representative–who by the way is ACTUALLY pushing ahead to accomplish his political promises–do his job. We see and know why you didn’t handle Obama in the same way during his very long and disastrous years in office.

Obviously you are deaf, dumb, and blind as well as criminals since we begged, pleaded, and angrily shouted to have Obama impeached and you as congress members DID NOTHING to fix the problem even though you knew what he did was illegal and treasonous.

If we find that he is not fulfilling his duties, then we will vote another to replace him and you for that matter. That is OUR right thank God!

YOU have been selling out this country since Clinton was first elected at least. You have caused Iran to reach critical mass. You have allowed or been party to extremely bad trade deals. You have aided and abetted Obama in the creation of one of the most dangerous groups of militants on earth through giving funds and selling arms, equipment, and ammunition to sworn enemies of our country. You opened our borders and attempted to allow the United Nations to take over our country, and much more.

You have lost thousands of good paying job for our citizens while encouraging and deliberately opening our borders. You have been party to or involved in the erosion of our rights in our republic form of governnment.

You have sold off our assets to the highest bidders from OUTSIDE interests faster than a jack rabbit can jump. You have through back room deals attempted to undermine and sell our future generations down the tubes.

You have enlarged the federal government to the point that it is the SINGLE LARGEST employer in the world and forced our citizens to be indoctrinated into a communstic view and a radicalized muslim view that is totally counter to the constitution and its rights and privileges guaranteed to those who can through birth or naturalization claim citizenship: not birthers, not those who simply refuse to go home after visas expire, not those who break our laws and enter illegally, not those who have an ulterior motive for NWO.

YOU who have deliberately, flagrantly, and systematically destroyed the rights, honor, morals, and rules of law or order that have made our country a cut above all others.

YOU who have a choke hold on the MSM so that people feel free to chant anti-American slogans or bring communist agenda into our government and allow 

–Soros and others to financial support the overthrow of our republic;

–stifle our rights to truth and free speech;

–Keith Olbermann to feel emboldened  to write or “Plead with Foreign Spy Agencies to Take Down Trump”;

–supporters to chant death threats and accost or physically harm patriots;

–who had a president who deliberately flaunted the laws (even those he signed) when it provided a path to some more nefarious goal, yet did nothing to stop him;

–who PAY people to riot, destroy, invent or create dirt on those who do not follow your agenda.

Please, pack up your bags — go to Venezuela or a dozen other countries that might better appreciate your vision BUT frankly this is getting old.

–Uriel–

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to The Truth – Not “Fake News” – About FBI Director Position

  1. Auntie BS says:

    The inmates are running the asylum! 🙁

    • Uriel says:

      lol Auntie – isn’t there an old saying about I’m not crazy or you have to be crazy to live in a society…….something on those lines

  2. SafeSpace says:

    Well, Uriel, you sure nailed these hypocritical asshats. Laurence Tribe has been spouting progressive anti-Constitutional horse hockey for years. He’s a “Constitutional lawyer” in the same sense that Barack Hussein Obama is a “Constitutional law perfesser”: Two progressive mouthpieces, doing their very best to destroy the Founders’ creation by poisoning the brightest minds in our society, from tenured positions high in the Ivory Tower (of Babel).

    It should be apparent to any but the ever-dwindling number of lefties that Tribe is full of crap, overlooking the Clintons’ massive breaches of law and oaths of office while fabricating a case against DJT. I vote we hand the prog trolls shovels, and encourage ’em to keep digging: The deeper their graves, the better for us all.

    • Uriel says:

      He pissed me off to say the least….and MSM of course is running with it.
      What friggin startled me is that Ted Cruz was one of his student helpers….WTH?

      • GunnyT says:

        Great article Uriel. I wish I had known about Cruz before, now it makes sense some of what he says. Every time I hear the word “progressive” I know that they are talking communism and not advancing American goals. Keep up the great work!

  3. Terry says:

    Outstanding post and rant, Uriel. Quite telling.

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