Donald Trump’s presidency was marked by a handful of key decisions that, if not made, would have been the end of his Make America Great Again movement.
The firing ex-FBI Director James Comey was one of those decisions.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017 amid allegations, since discredited, that the then-Republican nominee’s campaign teamed with Russian officials to affect the 2016 presidential election.
If allowed to remain as de facto leader of the Deep State, the former FBI Director would have been capable of launching attacks from ever angle to ensure Trump’s demise.
Trump critics had argued that firing the FBI director for investigating alleged ties between the campaign officials and the Russians would amount to obstruction of justice.
The allegations that the Trump campaign and Russian officials worked together to affect the 2016 election have proven to be false. The accusations were based on the Steele dossier, a compilation of rumors and unproven assertions.
“If I didn’t fire Comey, they were looking to take down the president of the United States,” Trump said in a recent interview.
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A little more than a week after Trump fired Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the FBI’s Russia investigation.
In September, Special Counsel John Durham issued a new round of subpoenas relating to his two-year inquiry into the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The new subpoenas came after Durham’s charged former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to federal investigators at a meeting in September 2016.
Trump blamed the Russian hoax on former Secretary of State Clinton and her team.
“They made [the Trump-Russia connection] up in either her kitchen or a law office,” he said during the Fox News Channel interview.
Trump also criticized the late Sen. John McCain for forwarding a copy of the “fake report” to the FBI.
Durham last month charged Igor Danchenko with five counts of making false statements to the FBI regarding information he compiled and gave to British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who used it in writing the dossier.
While slow and steady may win certain races, the American people are especially eager to witness what Durham has in store for the heavy hitters responsible for the fake dossier, which inevitably led to Trump’s first impeachment.
Author: Asa McCue