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You Aren’t Going to Believe the ‘WhistleBlowers’ That Are Speaking Out About Comey

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You Aren’t Going to Believe the ‘WhistleBlowers’ That Are Speaking Out About Comey

The White House is receiving massive criticism for the recent firing of FBI James Comey.

Donald Trump issued Comey’s termination on Tuesday, stating that he was “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.” Trump made his decision based on the advice of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

In his letter to the President, the Attorney General accused Comey of making a costly mistake by “usurp[ing] authority” to close Hilary Clinton’s case in July of last year:

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.

He pointed out the Director’s disregard for rules about withholding “derogatory information” from the public and expressed concern about the Bureau’s ability to recover from Comey’s actions. Rosenstein did not mention Comey’s recent investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election.

Edward Snowden, famous for being an NSA whistleblower, tweeted his opposition toward the “political interference” on Tuesday afternoon:

He supported the comparison of Comey’s firing with the Watergate scandal and received back-up from several other sources on Twitter.

Other critics have been speculating about the real reason for Comey’s termination. Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, tweeted suspicion about the timing of the controversial decision:

Many others have agreed that it’s a bit fishy. Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee so recently about the Russia investigation. The timing is a huge indicator that these events could be linked. It is seen as a scandalous backlash from the Trump administration.

Comey was widely appreciated in the FBI, so agents were reportedly offended at Trump’s denunciation of the Bureau’s trustworthiness. In his statement, he claimed:

It is essential that we find new leadership for the F.B.I. that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks, had a hay day on Twitter since the termination, encouraging Comey to join his organization for further investigation, and predicting that the FBI would start “leaking like Niagara” :

Credit: RT

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