James Comey is back to playing politics in his role as Director at the FBI. Comey asked the Justice Department over the weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s claims that President Obama ordered his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign the New York Times reported:
The New York Times reported: “Mr. Comey, who made the request on Saturday after Mr. Trump leveled his allegation on Twitter, has been working to get the Justice Department to knock down the claim because it falsely insinuates that the F.B.I. broke the law, the officials said.
A spokesman for the F.B.I. declined to comment. Sarah Isgur Flores, the spokeswoman for the Justice Department, also declined to comment.
Mr. Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s truthfulness. The confrontation between the two is the most serious consequence of Mr. Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst, and it underscores the dangers of what the president and his aides have unleashed by accusing the former president of a conspiracy to undermine Mr. Trump’s young administration.”
James Comey has been the center of controversy for sometime now as FBI Director after being appointed to the position in 2013 under President Obama.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Comey delivered a strong case for indicting Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server only to turn around and say that she didn’t intend to break the law and that he was not recommending an indictment.
It is inappropriate for the Director of the FBI to come out and publicly attack the President of the United States. The time has come for James Comey to resign.
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