The election in November was one of the most historic in our nation’s history – certainly in recent memory. A Republican billionaire businessman who had never before held public office dispatched the Democratic leader of the most powerful political machine of the time, a woman who had an impressive political resume. The nation and world were stunned.
As incredibly impressive as this victory was, it obviously marked not an end to battles, but the start of a different sort of battle. That would be the one to dislodge those who obstruct the President’s agenda. And we’re not talking about the Democrats here. It’s their job to object. The issue involves civil servants who refuse to cooperate with legitimate policy requests, and malcontents within the Republican party who are more trouble than they are worth such as Speaker Ryan and Senator McCain.
FBI Director James Comey has chosen to obstruct House Intel Chair Devin Nunes’ attempts to gain information into the FBI’s investigations of Mr. Obama’s intelligence gathering operations. It makes one wonder if President Trump has had enough of Comey’s obstructionism and is planning to make an example of him.
Suspensions over the possibility of an upcoming resignation by Comey were heightened by a recent unusual meeting. “According to The Hill, Comey arrived at the White House for a meeting, which was not listed on the president’s public schedule, leading many to believe that he was summoned by Trump to discuss the terms of his resignation.”
It is becoming painfully obvious that Mr. Comey has a political agenda and that he is willing to use the formidable powers of the FBI to pursue it. If true, that immediately disqualifies him from continuing in that position. He must resign or be removed.
The FBI Director is responsible for running a non-partisan law-enforcement agency. He is also expected to be responsive to legitimate requests by Congressional committees for information on investigations. When a director acts as Comey has, he has proven himself derelict in his duties and in need of replacement.
Hopefully, that meeting he had with President Trump either corrected Comey’s attitude and practices, or was simply a means for working out the terms of the director’s resignation.