Objectively, I think you are off the mark. If history tells us anything about FBI Directors it's that they have sometimes been able to stay in power because of the dirt they have on the professional politicians. It's accepted as fact that J Edgar Hoover had dirt on many, many of them.
If there is anything to be learned from this is that President Trump is not afraid of anything that Comey knows about him. Let that sink in for a moment. J Edgar Hover is spinning in his grave not because Trump fired Comey, but because Comey didn't have the dirt to keep his job......
Just a little dose of reality for all of you this fine morning....
What reality? That is not very "objective" or real as Hoover was a corrupt person, are you saying that Comey is corrupt?
(And of course being gay was a grave offense in those days, so he was super corrupt... Hoover was a messed up person psychologically by all accounts due to this conflict in addition to being corrupt, there really is no comparison.)
Tugg - I'm saying that is is reasonable to acknowledge the reality of the historic role that FBI directors have played since the great depression as the keepers of secrets. Comey, while perhaps not being corrupt, knows a great deal about President Trump and the workings of his inner circle - if he doesn't then he is incompetent. Now that he is a private citizen he has many new avenues by which he could potentially damage the President, if he chose to, and if he had damning information. To think otherwise would be naive.
Additionally, given the involvement of Comey in the fake dossier that he received from McCain (who got it from the Clinton campaign) and provided to then president Obama in a classified briefing, I think it is fair to say that at a minimum he has been willing to play political games with potentially damaging, but ultimately false information.
Its reasonable to assume that since these investigations have been going on for many months, under both the Obama and Trump administrations, if there is any substance to the charges Comey will have had access to this info.
So in my opinion there are two scenarios:
Scenario 1) President Trump is the person that his enemies say he is - totally corrupt and involved in various nefarious and treasonous activities with Vladimir Putin - a wretch. If this is the case, then he would do the math and keep Comey in the government and under non-disclosure for as long as possible. He would be trying to get his own dirt on Comey so he could control him. Firing Comey would accelerate Trumps demise.
Scenario 2) President Trump is not corrupt,or involved with the Russians in nefarious and treasonous activities. Comey has no real dirt. Firing Comey just removes another Obama appointee who is blocking the investigation into the unmasking of US citizens, and gives the President another opportunity to troll his enemies.
From my vantage point, scenario #2 is the more likely one. Given that leaders on both sides of this have stated that no evidence of collusion has been found.
This is my logic as i see it... Thoughts?