Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FBI Director Fired

Several top Republicans, including the Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, who is directing the Senate's Russia investigation are "troubled" by President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.   The North Carolina, Republican Senator announced: "I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey's termination"
Senator Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee insisted: "It is essential that ongoing investigations are fulsome and free of political interference until their completion, and it is imperative that President Trump nominate a well-respected and qualified individual to lead the bureau at this critical time."
Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska pointed out: "Regardless of how you think Director Comey handled the unprecedented complexities of the 2016 election cycle, the timing of this firing is very troubling."
Congressman Justin Amash, who is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus tweeted that he would introduce legislation supporting the creation of an independent commission to investigate Russia's interference in the election.  Amash is one of only four Republicans who have signed on to legislation that would force Trump to release his tax returns.  Congress has the power to demand to see Trump's returns, but Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to bring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act up for a vote.
The large majority of congressional Republicans have come to Trump's defense or placed the blame for Comey's firing squarely on the shoulders of the former FBI director.
Trump has now fired three prominent Justice Department officials; Sally Yates, Preet Bharara, and James Comey, who were conducting very important investigations into his administration.
A majority of congressional Republicans lack the courage to oppose President Trump even though they have a constitutional obligation to determine to what extent Russia and President Trump’s cronies interfered in our 2017 election.  A fascist dictatorship remains a possibility? 


Blogger John Stanley said...

William Sessions...remember him?

10:34 AM  

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