On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into alleged links between Donald Trump team and Russia ,in its interference in last year’s election. Sean Spicer , Press Secretary of white House said that Mr. Comey has been terminated from office. Donald Trump said to have acted on clear recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General , that has shocked Washington.
However, Democratic Senators were point out the constitutional crisis that has been created by Donald Trump for removing a man in charge of investigating him. Durbin said that firing of Comey raises question as to whether the Russian interference in last presidential election will also be investigated by FBI. Durbin called on white house to clarify whether the investigation will continue, any attempt to stop or undermine the FBI probe would raise the constitutional issues. Donald Trump statement indicates that the search for new FBI director will begin immediately Trump’ s letter inform that Mr. Comey of his termination and informing him on three separate occasions that the trump was not under investigation by agency. However Trump concur with the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the investigation bureau.
Mr. Trump said, ” It’s essential that we find new leader that restores public trust and confidence.” In addition to FBI and Senate, the House intelligence committee is conducting one. Committee said that Comey’s firing should send a chill down of every American spine, no matter for whom they voted. Mr. Swalwell said,” The administration justice must remain free of political influence and trump has just leaped over the line.” Several members of congress call about having an independent, bipartisan commission to conduct Russia investigation have been amplified in wake of Comey’s dismissal.
Trump has already issued controversial orders Mr. McCain expressed his disappointment in Trump’s decision on calling in a statement Mr. Comey a man of honor and integrity. Several Democrats also called firing as Nixonian. On Saturday night when former president Richard Nixon dismissed Archibald Cox. On that night both attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned in protest to firing of Mr.Cox. Representative John Conyers, a senior democrat said,” President trump’s today action completely obliterates any semblance of investigation into Russian effort to influence election and places our nation on the verge of constitutional crisis.”
Some democrats and Mr Conyers echoed Mr McCain’s call for special prosecutor to investigate Russian in 2016 election with Chuck schumer, Mr. Comey made inappropriate statement that Senate surfaced recently and could also point to another reason for his dismissal.
In July 2016 Comey made news with a letter to congress that end of FBI into Hillary Clinton’s use of private server to send emails while serving Secretary of state . Next a letter just few days before presidential election said the emails would be investigated. Mr Comey said before Senate intelligence committee that Abedin forwarded hundreds of email that contained classified information to the husband’s laptop.
On Tuesday, FBI said in two pages letter to judiciary committee that only few number of emails found on laptop had been forwarded there and most of them had simply been backed up from electronic devices. A partner in Cyber security , Robert cattanach at law firm dorsey and Whitney and a trial lawyer at DOJ told the independent that is tough to prove. It requires a knowing statement of fact. He said any letter sent by FBI to correct the records would needed to be explained, because if was just an honest mistake that Mr Comey didn’t actual commit in legal sense.
Also said there is not any apparent statement in FBI letter indicating why Comey made error in his testimony. Attorney general Mr Rosenstein called the way in which Comey handled entire Clinton emails investigation was wrong. He wrote that the agency and entire DOJ , is undermined by Comey when he said he had to make a decision whether to speak about Clinton emails investigation. The DOJ not publicly comment on investigations with any non public information.
In testimony Mr Comey said he had an impact on US election because he spoke about Clinton investigation and the one regarding Russian ties the Trump team that made him nauseous.