Friday, 12 May (Weekend Edition):
Yes, it's true.
Watergate is a hotel. Pretty nice one, too; rooms start at $272 a night and it gets 4 1/2 stars from Tripadvisor.com. Once upon a time in the years before MTV
a room there was burgled by a few CIA types trying to dig some dirt on the DNC for a President named 'Nixon'.
It was, and still is a petty, third rate burglary in and of itself not very important. But it caught the man in charge in a scheme to cover
it up, and as consequence he was forced out of office. You are hearing a lot about this right now.
The opposition media and their political associates think the James Comey firing is in the same mold as this iconic moment in history.
was a firing in the middle of that, too. But this is where the comparisons end, and any mention of Watergate now should be in respect to travel plans to Washington D.C.
Not the incident in 1972.
There is no comparison. That was after a special
prosecutor (Archibald Cox) was fired, not an FBI director. Cox was appointed by the Attorney General (Elliott Richardson) and when Nixon thought the crime (the burglary coverup) was about to be discovered he fired Cox.
Richardson resigned and walked
out, leading what became the 'Saturday Night Massacre' which is also synonymous with this event.
The differences are stark. Trump, nor any of his associates, are charged with anything. James Comey, as director of the FBI serves at the pleasure of one
man, and that is the President of the United States.
He can fire him for any reason. The investigations will continue unabated; Comey was five or six levels up from the actual investigation. Asst Director Andy McCabe will continue as if Comey were still
The Senate Intelligence Committee is still having their hearings. So, to is Adam Schiff at the House, under the watchful guise of Trey Gowdy.
In other words, NOTHING has changed. James Comey did not 'request additional funds', as the NY
Times reported; their whole story is a lie. You have to submit written requests through channels; you don't get money by lobbying.
McCabe said they are 'fully resourced'. Meaning that was a fake news lie.
Then there's the Rod Rosentstein issue.
He did not tell Trump to fire Comey, nor did Sessions. They just gave him the reasons he needed. Trump wanted to get rid of him all along, and with good reason. He is, as aptly described, a 'grandstander' and a 'showboat'.
He did it on grand scale in
front of the world. Trump just inartfully reflected that which was already known by many. The list of Democrats calling for his scalp over the last year is both deep and even funny.
Maxine Waters, always good for a laugh, said it would be OK if Hillary
Clinton fired Comey but not if Trump does. Hey, at least she's honest. The rest of them just ignore what they called for just weeks or months ago or say it's the 'timing' that bothers them.
Is there ever really a good time to let the head of the FBI
Ultimately, this may be consuming the Beltway; they're obsessed with Trump anyway and this red flag in front of a bull approach has certainly got their attention. However, once again the progressives have overplayed their hand.
thinking that they finally have 'it', the magic gotcha moment that will do the 45th President in. It was Megyn Kelly. The Pope. The insults at 16 GOP competitors. Hiring Mike Flynn.
Talking smack with the Australian prime minister. Firing Sally Yates.
One could go on. Every thing he has ever done is twisted to appear malevolent. But guess what? It's not resonating. In what is 'trending' on social media the firing of Comey ranks NINTH.
Healthcare. Tax Reform. Even the Syria airstrike
ALL get more attention than this does. Face it CNN, Dick Durbin and all the rest of the chattering opposition:
Nobody cares. And if you think you can overthrow a lawfully elected president for exercising his constitutional authority think again.
They had better chill out, and soon. For they can't keep this hysteria level going for long, and people will NOT blame Trump come election time for nothing getting done. 60% of the Democrats want their leaders to work with Trump.
But they have no
interest in their voters; just the rabid base that has money and a set of lungs.
No, this is not Watergate. That's a pricey hotel. It's not a 'constitutional crisis', either. But it is a real shot to the Deep State, Comey was a piece they coveted as
control apparatus on Trump; drawing out these endless investigations forever.
But not looking for who criminally leaked Mike Flynn and how much illegal surveillance of citizens were done by the previous administration. You want to see real crime?
Try looking there...