Why Trump fired Comey

Andrew McCarthy:
At last, at least for your humble correspondent, this week’s big hearing brought clarity. I now believe President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey because he believes Comey intentionally misled the public into believing Trump was under investigation by the FBI. There is enough support for this theory that, had the president been forthright in explaining it when he dismissed Comey on May 9, there might have been considerably less uproar. Instead, Trump dissembled, as he seems hardwired to do. He thus bought himself a debilitating special-counsel investigation, despite its being increasingly patent that there is no crime to investigate.
This is a long piece.  I think it also ties in with Marco Rubio's questioning of Comey where he noted that everything about Comey's conversations with the President had been leaked except for the fact that he was not under investigation.  As McCarthy points out, Comey also made statements that left the media to speculate that Trump was, indeed, under investigation when he, in fact, was not.


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