September 20, 2017

The Turmoil Following the Firing of FBI Director Comey is a Coup D’état Against President Trump

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James B. Comey served as the seventh Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 4, 2013 until his dismissal on May 9, 2017 by President Donald J. Trump.

The former FBI Director Comey said shortly after his dismissal on May 9, 2017 that the president can fire an FBI director for reasons or no reasons at all. It appeared that Comey had accepted the termination of his employment and that he was ready to move on with his life. Nothing could be further from the truth. This writer believes that Comey began to retaliate immediately against the president in revenge for his dismissal.

On May 16, 2017, according to two individuals very close to Comey, and most likely directed by the former FBI director, went to the “Destroy Trump” newspaper the New York Times with the allegation that Comey had written in a memorandum shared by others at the FBI that President Donald Trump had asked him to back off from the investigation of former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn. Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. The meeting at the White House occurred shortly after General Flynn was forced to resign in February 2017. This information was leaked to the New York Times, the anti-Trump newspaper that is the voice for the Council of Foreign Relations, in order to damage seriously the president. The White House denied the account as described by those close to Comey.

This alleged conversation between the president and the FBI director, which was reported in the memorandum written by Comey, created turmoil in Congress and in the media. Certainly, this situation made Comey very pleased!

These memos written by Comey contradicted his recent sworn testimony at the Senate where he stated that at no time he had been asked to stop the Russian investigation. It also contradicted the sworn testimony given last week by Comey’s friend, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He stated to Congress that there has been no attempt to interfere with the FBI’s Russia probe. Thus, if Comey’s memos are valid, then Comey and McCabe lied to Congress. And lying to Congress is a felony known as perjury.

There is no question in this writer’s mind that this new leak to the New York Times is a continuation of the ongoing coup d’état against President Trump by the so-called “Deep State.” There are many officials who are embedded in the federal government, including intelligence agencies, who were and continue to be actively working to undermine and, if possible, impeach President Donald J. Trump.

According to the story published by the New York Times regarding the existence of the Comey’s memos, the former FBI director had spread word among the high officials of the FBI of his conversation with the president. Andrew McCabe is a close collaborator and an ally of James Comey. The corrupt anti-Trump mainstream media did not bring up this contradiction between the testimony of both Comey and McCabe to Congress and the memos leaked to the New York Times in an effort to undermine and destroy the credibility of President Trump.

More importantly, if the former FBI Director James Comey believed that the president was attempting to obstruct justice, he had the legal obligation to report it immediately to the Justice Department. Comey should have resigned immediately and told the media and the American people why he did it. Obviously, the former FBI director did not consider the president’s statements as obstruction of justice.

Democrats in Congress, some of whom have asked for impeachment from the very beginning of the Trump presidency, continued to demand that a special prosecutor be appointed with the hope of destroying the presidency of Donald J. Trump. The Democrats did not care if it hurt the national security or the economy of America.

On May 18, 2017, the Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial that stated the following:

“Another possibility is that Mr. Comey viewed the notes as a form of political insurance that could be useful in a future controversy. By not resigning but quietly spreading word among colleagues, Mr. Comey was laying down evidence that he could use to protect his job or retaliate if Mr. Trump did fire him. The leak of Mr. Comey notes suggests that he or his allies are now calling on that insurance.”

“Such behavior fits Mr. Comey’s habit over the years of putting his personal political standing above all other priorities. And it echoes uncomfortably of the way J. Edgar Hoover used information he collected to protect himself against presidential accountability… After Mr. Comey’s performance in 2016, Mr. Trump should also have known he needed to name a new FBI director in January, as some of us advised. History might have been different. The tragedy is that all of this has put the larger Trump reform agenda in jeopardy. Stocks took a beating on May 17, 2017 as investors assessed the possibility that Mr. Trump has sabotaged his own challenge to the Washington status quo. If Mr. Comey is out for revenge for his belated dismissal, Mr. Trump best defense is to get the facts out as quickly as possible.”

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President Donald Trump met in the White House with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak. There were leaks following this meeting to the anti-Trump newspapers.

This situation followed an incident on May 15, 2017, when the Trump administration confronted another damaging leak regarding the president meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak. The president was accused of disclosing sensitive intelligence information to the Russian officials. However, the president has the right to declassify any information and share it with officials from other countries. Incredibly, someone present at that meeting called the CIA and the NSA and one or more of intelligence officials contacted the “Destroy Trump” newspapers. It is very difficult for Donald Trump to govern the United States with these constant leaks to the corrupt media.

On May 19, 2017, the anti-Trump newspaper the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump told the Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI director James Comey relieved “great pressure” on him. The Times reported that President Trump said the following: “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I face great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off. The Times said that this information came from notes taken from that meeting. Obviously if this information is true, President Trump has traitors working inside the White House who are spying on him. If it is not true, then is another effort of the New York Times, which is the voice of the Council of Foreign Relations, to try to impeach the president. However, it could well be fake news since this anti-Trump New York newspaper has printed lies regarding President Trump before.

It was very disturbing how for the third time the private conversations of the president at the White House with head of nations and other foreign officials are immediately leaked to the “Destroy Trump” newspapers. Previously, the president’s private conversations with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Australia were leaked to the “Destroy Trump” newspapers. It is obvious, as stated earlier, that the so-called “Deep State” officials who are embedded in the White House and the federal government including intelligence agencies are trying to undermine and, if possible, impeach or force President Trump to resign.

General Flynn was forced to resign after it was revealed he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. The unmasking Flynn more than likely at the request of a high official of Obama White House, perhaps National Security Adviser Susan Rice, by someone in the intelligence agencies is a crime. The former director of the FBI Comey never investigated this crime.

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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director and retired General Michael Flynn served as national security advisor from January 20 to February 13, 2017.

General Flynn is in legal jeopardy as he did not notify the Pentagon that he was working as a lobbyist on behalf of the government of Turkey. Additionally, General Flynn should not have accepted funds from Russia to attend in Moscow a ceremony presided by Vladimir Putin celebrating the 10th anniversary of Russia Today television, which is considered to be a KGB operation.

On May 17, 2017, Del Quentin Wilber and Aruna Viswanatha wrote an article titled “Trump Asked Comey to Drop Flynn Investigation, According to Memo Written by Former FBI Director” which was published in the Wall Street Journal. The reporters explained that two individuals stated that they had seen a memorandum written by FBI Director Comey that documented his meeting with President Trump. It was reported that during this meeting the president told Comey, “I hope you can let this go” referring to any investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

These two individuals requested anonymity. One of them said that there are “a number of encounters with the president that concerned him, and he wrote very detailed memos about those instances.”

Wilber and Viswanatha pointed out the following: “President Donald Trump’s provocative tweets about former FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing Russia investigation are drawing more attention to a probe that continues to disrupt the Trump administration… Because Mr. Comey was overseeing an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including any possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, the dismissal attracted criticism and questions from lawmakers of both parties.”

The White House issued the following statement: “While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn. The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”

President Trump shakes hands with then-director of the FBI, James Comey, during a Jan. 22 inaugural event for law enforcement officials at the White House.

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with then-director of the FBI, James Comey, during a January 22, 2017 inaugural event for law enforcement officials at the White House. The president should have fired Comey on his first day in office.

The reporters pointed out that the disclosure of the Comey memo immediately prompted demands from Congress for more information, as members of Congress from both political parties appeared taken aback by the reports. Senator Susan Collins (Republican from Maine and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee) said “I’m floored by that.” Senator Collins explained that she was hearing about it for the first time and wanted to reserve judgment until she learned more. “There’s so much floating around—some of it’s true, some of it isn’t,” Senator Collins said. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (Republican from Iowa) stated that if such a memo existed, it would be troubling. “I’d have concerns about it, but I don’t know anything about it,” he said.

The reporters wrote that Senator Grassley and other Republicans said they thought the memo would conflict with statements made last week by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who said in testimony before Congress that the White House had not interfered with any investigation. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat from California and a member of the Judiciary Committee) expressed “stark surprise and deep concern,” saying she believed the committee should “hold full hearings on this immediately.”

The reporters said that the FBI is investigating Flynn for the conversations he had with the Russian diplomat as well as and his financial dealings with Russia and Turkey. It is not clear if President Donald J. Trump was aware of the exact nature of the investigation of Flynn. Richard Painter, a chief ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, said it would be obstruction of justice for the president to explicitly or implicitly threaten to fire the FBI director if he did not drop the investigation of Mr. Flynn. However, “if all he does is express his view that it’s an investigation he hopes will end that in and of itself would not be obstruction of justice,” Painter said.

A special counsel is named to investigate the Russian involvement in the presidential election as well as Comey’s dismissal and allegations of obstruction of justice

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Robert S. Mueller III became the sixth Director of the FBI. He served for 12 years, from September 4, 2001 to September 4, 2013.

On May 17, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller to serve as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential elections. He will also investigate any possible ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign as well as the conversation that took place between the president and James Comey. Mueller has pretty much a free hand in where to lead his investigation.

This writer believes that the appointment of Robert S. Mueller as a special counsel was serious mistake. Rosenstein gave in to the demands of the Democrats in Congress after previously stating that it was not necessary to name a special counsel since the FBI could conduct the investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has worked together with Mueller as well as with Comey in the past.

Former FBI Director Mueller is a long-time colleague and close friend of James Comey. The two individuals have worked together for several years during the administration of President George W. Bush. They have also socialized together for many years. Can we expect the former FBI Director Mueller to be objective in his investigation of a close friend? How likely is the former FBI Director Mueller to evaluate objectively the president who abruptly fired his close friend James Comey? Is the former FBI Director Mueller prepared to indict some of his former employees at the FBI if they were found to have leaked classified information? Is the former FBI Director Mueller a part of the so-called swamp? Will the former FBI Director Mueller investigate former president Obama and members of administration for illegally monitoring Donald J Trump and members of his team? This writer hopes that Robert S. Mueller will be objective but is not sure that he will be able to do it.

On May 17, 2017, Rebecca R. Ruiz wrote an article titled “Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation” which was published in the New York Times. The reporter explained that on May 17, 2017 Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced that he had appointed former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Ruiz said that the appointment of former FBI Director Mueller “dramatically raises the stakes for President Trump in the multiple investigations into his campaign’s ties to the Russians.”

The reporter pointed out that it follows a series of developments that have roiled Washington, D.C., including President Trump’s abrupt dismissal of the FBI Director, James B. Comey, and the news that the president had asked Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. As stated earlier, the White House issued a statement denying that the conversation took placed.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein stated the following: “I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authorities and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter. My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination.” While as special counsel Robert S. Mueller would remain ultimately answerable to Rod Rosenstein — and by extension, the president — he would have greater autonomy to run an investigation than a United States attorney.

Reaction in Congress regarding the appointment of a special counsel

On May 18, 2017, Del Quentin Wilber and Aruna Viswanatha wrote an article titled “Ex-FBI Chief to Lead Russia Probe” which was published in the Wall Street Journal. The reporters explained that the initial reaction from Congress to former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller’s appointment was largely positive. Some Republicans viewed the appointment with relief. Congressman Ryan Costello (Republican from Pennsylvania) stated that the appointment removes pressure from Congress since legislators have been asked daily for their thoughts on how the investigation should be handled. “It takes it off the table for the time being,” Congressman Costello said. But not everyone was on board. “I don’t see the need for one,” said Congressman Peter King (Republican from New York). “To me, it’s a bad precedent to set, if any time there’s an investigation of an administration, you have to have a special counsel. These guys go on forever.”

Senator Chuck Schumer (Democrat from New York and Senate Minority Leader) said the following: “Former Director Mueller is exactly the right kind of individual for this job. I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead.”

Some Democrats, such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California and the House Minority Democratic leader), said that the Democrats still wanted an independent outside commission to investigate because the Trump administration still would have some influence over Mr. Mueller.

“A special prosecutor is the first step, but it cannot be the last,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “Director Mueller will still be in the chain of command under the Trump-appointed leadership of the Justice Department. He cannot take the place of a truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the Trump administration’s meddling.”

Communist Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has also demanded an independent outside commission. Perez, as well as many Democrats in Congress, wants to impeach President Donald J. Trump. Perez wants to harass as much as possible the president so he will not succeed in implementing his agenda to make America great and to make America safe again.

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Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona has shown that he despises President Trump.

Senator John McCain (Republican from Arizona) stated on May 16, 2017 that allegations against President Trump’s administration have reached a “Watergate size and scale.” Senator McCain, who is a frequent critic of President Trump, made the comment at an International Republican Institute panel in Washington, D.C. These remarks were a complete exaggeration.

The firing of the FBI Director James B. Comey

President Donald J. Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on May 9, 2017. The president stated that Comey had lost the public’s trust. In his letter to the FBI Director, President Trump said, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.”

President Trump stated that he was acting on the advice of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Several days later, the president said that he was considering firing the FBI director before he received the reports from the Justice Department. The White House said the search for a replacement has started.

Attorney General Sessions wrote that “a fresh start” was needed in order for the Justice Department to “reaffirm its commitment to long-standing principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions.” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote in a memo to Attorney General the following: “I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unite people of diverse perspectives.”

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Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General on February 8, 2017 with a 52–47 vote in the Senate.

In the meantime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will act as acting director. However, due to the fact that Andrew McCabe’s wife Jill received $675,000 from the Democratic Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe, a great friend of the Clintons, when she ran unsuccessfully in 2015 for the state senate of Virginia, he could be replaced as acting director at any time. Several FBI officials and others are being interviewed for the position, including McCabe.

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Rod Rosenstein is the Deputy Attorney General of the Justice Department. Prior to his current appointment, he served as United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.

President Donald J. Trump nominated Rod Rosenstein on January 13, 2017. Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2017. At the time of his confirmation as Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein was the nation’s longest-serving United States attorney.

The Democrats in Congress renewed their request for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate any ties between the Trump campaign officials and Russia. Many Democrats in Congress had asked for several months for the firing of the FBI director. Many Democrats publicly blamed the FBI director for the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, with some demanding that President Obama fire him before the election. However, now that President Trump did what they wanted, they are criticizing him and some even asking for his impeachment. It shows clearly that many Democrats in Congress are a bunch of hypocrites!

Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat from Oregon) stated the following: “There can be no question that a fully independent special counsel must be appointed to lead this investigation. At this point, no one in Trump’s chain of command can be trusted to carry out an impartial investigation.” Even though Senator Wyden has been a longtime critic of FBI Director Comey, he now called the firing outrageous.

The radical Senator Tim Kaine (Democrat from Virginia and vice presidential running mate of Hillary Clinton) called the firing “the Tuesday night massacre,” recalling when President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” ouster of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, and the special prosecutor investigating who were Watergate. Of course, this is an exaggeration.

In letters to the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said James Comey had lost their backing. Rod Rosenstein blamed the handling of the Clinton probe. He said that the FBI director Comey was “wrong to usurp” Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s authority when he took it upon himself to hold a press conference in July of 2016 to announce that the FBI would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

The FBI director thadhadhadhadhadestified before Congress last had testified before Congress that he took the unusual step because he believed that a June 2016 airport tarmac meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton had undermined the Justice Department’s credibility to independently investigate the case. Attorney General Sessions wrote in his memo that “a fresh start” was needed in order for the Justice Department to “reaffirm its commitment to long-standing principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions.”

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Republican Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina is the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He announced that former FBI director James Comey will testify before his committee.

Some Republican members of Congress criticized the dismissal of the FBI director. Senator Richard Burr (Republican from North Carolina and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) said he was “troubled by the timing and reasoning” of the decision. He said it confuses the committee’s investigation into Russia, which was relying heavily on information developed by the FBI.  However, other Republicans in Congress defended President Trump and said he was within his rights to dismiss the FBI director.

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Republican Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa is the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.

Senator Chuck Grassley (Republican from Iowa and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman) indicated that “the effectiveness of the FBI depends upon the public trust and confidence. Unfortunately, this has clearly been lost.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said FBI Director Comey had been slow to provide his panel with answers. Only one other FBI director has been fired in the agency’s history. This person was William S. Sessions, a President Ronald Reagan appointee, who was fired by President Clinton in 1993 over alleged ethics violations.

On May 10, 2017, Charles Hurt wrote an article titled “For Comey, a creature of the swamp, a deserved dunking” which was published by the Washington Times. The reporter wrote that for almost a year now, the only issue everyone in Washington could agree upon was that now-former FBI Director Jim Comey “was an overreaching, underperforming dolt.” The FBI director thought of himself to be attorney general after he had lost all confidence in Loretta Lynch, the actual attorney general. Now that President Trump fired the FBI director, according to the reporter, “All the swamp creatures begin snapping and writhing and yowling like angry cats in the dark. This is what happens if you mess with the swamp.”

Hurt pointed out that in July 2016, FBI Director James Comey delivered in the middle of the presidential campaign the most damning non-indictment of Hillary Clinton in the history of criminal justice. He said, “After listing a long rap sheet of inexcusable, reckless and conspiratorial handling of state secrets over a purposely concealed home email server — designed specifically to shield Hillary Clinton from public scrutiny — the FBI director jarringly announced that he was recommending that no charges would be forthcoming.” Comey said that at the time that “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Of course, this was not true!

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James Comey’s friends at the FBI, most likely gave Comey memos to the “Destroy Trump” New York Times. This was done as part of Comey’s revenge for his dismissal to hurt President Trump and, if possible, to impeach him. This is nothing more than a coup d’ etat directed by the leaders of the “Deep State” against the duly elected President Trump. It contradicted James Comey’s sworn testimony in Congress as well as the sworn testimony of the Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, saying that no one at any time has ever asked them to stop the FBI investigation.

Hurt explained that if you are a former first lady, who is about to be the next president and whose husband is a former president who had just met privately on a plane on a tarmac, then you will not be charged. However, if you are a mere citizen or public employee with no such influence, you are gambling with your life and your career. Hillary Clinton and many Democrats blamed Comey for her defeat. She said recently that “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” referring to one of Comey’s final interferences in the campaign.

On May 11, 2017, Sandy Fitzgerald wrote in Newsmax that President Donald Trump said he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey, regardless of a recommendation made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and that the decision had been made. In an interview with NBC News‘ Lester Holt, the president stated the following: “There’s no good time to do it, by the way. Look, he’s a showboat, he’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI, a year ago; it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that.”

Fitzgerald explained that President Trump said he met with Rod Rosenstein regarding his recommendation, but he had made his decision already. However, in a letter to Comey, he said he had accepted the recommendation. “Rosenstein made a recommendation,” President Trump told Holt. “He’s highly respected, a very good guy, very smart guy. The Democrats like him. The Republicans like him. He made a recommendation. But regardless of his recommendation, I was going to fire Comey, Fitzgerald said.”

In Trump’s termination letter to Comey, he said he appreciated that he had informed him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation. “He told me that, I mean he told me that,” Trump told Holt.

Comey has given sworn testimony that there is an ongoing investigation, said Holt, asking if Comey was truthful when he told Trump he was not under investigation. “I know I’m not under investigation, me personally. I’m not talking about campaigns, I’m not talking about anything else,” Trump said.

Reason for the uproar over the firing of FBI Director James Comey

On May 12, 2017, Joel M. Skousen wrote an article in his publication World Affairs Brief explaining what was behind the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Skousen stated the following: “Whenever a political firestorm of protests erupts in the establishment media after the removal of a high government official, you can bet that that official was a valued insider to the Deep State, which provides protection and immunity for all other insiders who are guilty of illegal acts. FBI Director James Comey proved that he was an integral part of that system when he exonerated Hillary Clinton after multiple and serious violations in the handling of classified information what she was secretary of state.”

“Comey allegedly called Trump “crazy” after the allegations that the NSA was wiretapping the White House. Comey might have been technically correct that wiretaps are not used anymore, but he knows that the NSA spies on everyone here and abroad, and that includes the White House. Comey’s refusal to investigate these spying allegations was one of the many things that eventually turned Trump against him. But it was Comey’s insistence in pursuing the false intelligence investigation about claimed collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the election that finally turned Trump against Comey. He became even more suspicious when Comey showed no enthusiasm for tracking down the myriad of leaks coming out of the White House.”

Trump Complained About Unfair Treatment by Media and Others

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President Donald Trump spoke to 195 graduates of the Coast Guard Academy.

On May 17, 2017, President Donald Trump denounced his “critics and naysayers” at the Coast Guard Academy after more than a week of negative news coverage by the corrupt mainstream media beginning with his decision to fire James Comey as FBI director.

In an address at the commencement ceremony Coast Guard Academy, President Trump told the 195 graduates of the Class of 2017 to “put your head down and fight, fight, fight” when life presents challenges and adversity. President Trump stated the following: “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. I guess that’s why we won. Adversity makes you stronger. Don’t give in, don’t back down and never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy and the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face. Things are not always fair, things happen to you that you do not always deserve.”

Trump also commended the new 195 Coast Guard officers telling them that they will be an asset to his efforts to protect the homeland, protect American harbors and seas from drug smuggling and human trafficking, and keep out “all who seek to do harm to our country.

The following day, on May 18, 2017, President Donald J. Trump complained on Twitter that he is being subjected to “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” the day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to lead the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He added on Twitter, “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!”

Later on that same day, President Trump held a news conference following his meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. When asked by a reporter about the appointment of special counsel, the president said, “I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt.”

The president said that any talk about impeachment is “totally ridiculous.” President Trump stated the following regarding the Russia inquiry: “It divides the country. I’m fine with what everyone wants to do, but we have to get back to running this country. There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign… I can always speak for myself and the Russians-zero. Believe me, there’s no collusion.”

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Time magazine created an anti-Trump cover depicting the Kremlin on top of the White House.

Conclusion

FBI Director James Comey deserved to be fired. The president’s only mistake is that he should have fired him on his first day in office. As the editorial of Wall Street Journal suggested, Comey had some similarities with the way J. Edgar Hoover used to work.

There is no question in this writer’s mind that what is occurring now in the United States is a slow coup d’état against President Donald J. Trump to force him to resign or be impeached. It was a terrible mistake for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to appoint former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Mueller’s longtime friendship with Comey will make it very difficult for him to be objective over the president’s dismissal of his friend and colleague of many years.

Mueller served several years as FBI director under President Barack Obama and he never once investigated the many crimes and scandals of the Obama administration or the many crimes and scandals committed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Or Mueller did investigate these crimes, he never requested a grand jury to be set up.

In fact, Obama extended his term of service from 10 years to 12 since he was very pleased with the fact that the FBI under Robert S. Mueller never investigated him or members of his administration. The FBI, while Mueller was its director, had a great deal of information on the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into the Obama administration. The FBI director Mueller never recommended that a grand jury to be impaneled to investigate the nationwide network of radical Islamic organizations that were actively working to subvert America and establish an Islamic State governed by Sharia law.

When Robert S. Mueller was FBI director in 2008, the Holy Land Foundation trial was adjudicated in Dallas, Texas. It was the culmination of a 15-year FBI investigation. It was the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial in American history ever successfully prosecuted. Several Islamic radicals were sentenced to many years in prison. However, after President Obama assumed power in January 2009, the president and his appointed Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute any of the operatives from the many Muslim Brotherhood organizations or radical imams, who worked at mosques and Islamic centers and had terror connections, subsequent to the Holy Land Foundation trial.

Former counter terrorism FBI official John Guandolo wrote an article which was published on May 17, 2017 in the website Accuracy in Media. He stated that there are thousands of Islamic organizations whose stated objective is to wage civilization jihad in order to impose an Islamic state in America. He stated that he conservatively estimates that “well over 70%” of the “over 3,000 mosques, Islamic centers in the United States right now,” belong to “the Muslim Brotherhood’s network.”

While this trial in Dallas, Texas revealed that there were hundreds of unindicted co-conspirators, including the leader of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Omar Ahmad, and CAIR itself, were never prosecuted. Where were Mueller and the FBI? The fact was that Mueller looked the other way since he did not want to upset the Marxist and radical Islamic President Barack Obama as well as his bosses at the Justice Department.

When FBI director Mueller had a few days left in office, he was asked to testify before Congress. He was asked by a Republican Senator the status of the FBI investigation into the many crimes committed by the Internal Revenue Service which harassed with impunity over 800 conservative and religious organizations in America. It appeared that he did not know anything about it. When he was asked who were the agents within the FBI who had been in charge of this investigation. Mueller answered that he did not know. He was obviously lying! This writer has no faith that Robert S. Mueller will conduct a fair investigation in spite of the fact of all the praised that he has received from members of Congress.

The appointment of Robert S. Mueller as special counsel was totally unnecessary since the FBI had been conducting his investigation since July 2016. Both former FBI Director James Comey and the now Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had testified in Congress that they had the resources needed to continue the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Keeping this false investigation going for many months maintains the illusion that there is something wrong with President Trump and his associates. However, every time that the FBI, NSA, CIA, or any other agency is given the opportunity to respond with facts they are unable to do it. Quite the contrary, the Obama-appointed former Director of Intelligence James Clapper has testified in Congress that no evidence has been uncovered thus far of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.

President Donald J. Trump needs to fight very hard against the conspiracy of the Deep State to overthrow him. President Trump needs to ask the Justice Department and the FBI when he appoints a new director to investigate the officials of the Deep State who are embedded in the federal government, including intelligence agencies, and are trying to undermine and, if possible, destroy his presidency. President Trump needs to ask the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate George Soros and others who are financing over 170 Marxist and radical organizations and paying criminals to destroy property.

President Donald Trump needs to reopen the investigation of the criminal Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, and other scandals and crimes committed by former President Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as the scandals and crimes committed by former President Barack Obama. The president needs to fight fire with fire. If the president does not, he will not be able to govern.

Moreover, President Donald J. Trump needs to understand that he is fighting a war against the members of the globalist elite of the New World Order. He needs to be aware that some of them are working in his administration and should not be trusted. Hillary Clinton was the candidate of the New World Order and the globalist elite cannot forgive him for having defeated who they wanted.

By now President Trump is very aware that members of the so-called “Deep State,” who are embedded in the federal government, including intelligence agencies, are working to destroy his presidency. There is a slow coup d’état going on to drive him from power.

As this writer has written before either President Trump drains the swamp quickly or the creatures of the swamp will destroy him.

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