James Comey

On the Limits of Loyalty

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The FBI director’s status should be no different from that of the attorney general, the CIA director, and other top national-security officials. Particularly in a time of terrorist peril, these positions are of tremendous policy-making consequence. Since the president is ultimately responsible for policy, he should be free to appoint his own preferred nominees, subject to the Senate’s constitutional advice-and-consent check.

The Politics of 'Special Prosecutors'

Setting aside the astonishing idea that the Democratic Party would hold the nation’s top law enforcement agency hostage to its own political agenda, the idea that a “special prosecutor” is needed implies that a crime worthy of prosecution is known to have been committed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Democrats’ Comey rage is a tale told by idiots signifying nothing

Democrats have gone completely overboard once again on this Comey/Russia/Special Prosecutor matter and people will notice. The truth is out there somewhere and eventually the Democrats will either have to produce a Russia smoking gun or surrender their holster.

Why James Comey Had to Go

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

The FBI head was so good at portraying himself as Washington’s last Boy Scout—the only person who ever did the right thing—that few noticed his repeated refusal to do the right thing. Mr. Comey might still have a job if, on any number of occasions, he’d acknowledged his own conflicts and stepped back.

James Comey Is the Latest Victim of the Clintons

Michael Barone, National Review

Can something be said in defense of Comey? He was put in a terrible position by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obama Justice Department. Justice officials downplayed the criminal nature of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and granted immunity to Clinton aides rather than summon them before a grand jury. That amounts to weighting the scales of justice in favor of the administration’s preferred candidate for president.

For Comey, a creature of the swamp, a deserved dunking

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Donald Trump was hired to drain the swamp Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Comey had inhabited for far too long. Now, of course, Mr. Comey has been sacked and the Democrats are losing their minds. None of them seems to think Mr. Comey should not have been fired. They just think he should have been fired sooner. Truth is, they really just think he should have been fired by President Hillary Clinton.

Message to Republicans: Don’t Fall for Media Tricks on Comey

Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

I have a message for the Republicans: The last thing you should do is find anything in common with the Democrats on this. The last thing you should do is feel sorry, simpatico. Do not fall for the temptation to join the Democrats in their rants against Trump on this. Here’s the deal, folks. There is no collusion. The Russians did not hack, did not tamper, did not impact the outcome of our election. It’s been established for over nine months, if not longer.

Meet Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney who helped Trump sack James Comey

Philip Wegmann, Washington Examiner

Though a 27-year veteran of the Justice Department, Rosenstein remained in relative obscurity until a memorandum launched him into prominence late Tuesday night. In meticulous detail, he laid out the case for why Comey's handling of the Clinton email controversy disqualified the FBI director from keeping his job.

Chaos Is Exhausting

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

Trump supporters’ favorite line is “let Trump be Trump.” It’s understandable for them (and for him) to believe “it got him this far, so why change now?” But if the president can’t change his style Republicans will suffer greatly in the next election. Not because they’re wrong on the issues, but because voters will not see a reason to champion an army without a leader.

Shut The Chuck Up

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Schumer’s antics open a window into something else that ought to be obvious to all, which is this: If your beliefs are solely driven by opposition to people you hate, your rationality and logic — and shortly thereafter, your credibility — will suffer horribly for it. Schumer’s constituents might not get that. The rest of the country will. If this is the best he can do, he’ll be the leader of an even smaller Senate minority after the next election.

Democrats see 'Nixonian' coverup in Trump's move to fire James Comey

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

President Trump's bombshell decision to fire FBI Director James Comey Tuesday evening led to Democratic suspicions that Trump's real goal was to hamper the probe into his alleged ties to Russia, and revived demands for a special prosecutor to carry out that investigation. Many Democrats were openly claiming it was a brazen Trump cover-up of historic proportions.

The Bipartisan Case against James Comey

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

By even his detractors’ accounts, Comey has been an exemplary director in the remaining, extensive aspects of the job, particularly in protecting American national security and speaking out about the challenges faced by the nation’s police in a toxic anti-police environment. Even in disagreeing with him, Jim Comey’s admirers can hope that history will be kinder to him than this moment is.

Trump Strikes A Blow For The Rule Of Law

The firing of James Comey is a much-needed corrective to the Obama – Comey cult of government by personal whim and an important step toward the reestablishment of the rule of law; it should be applauded by all Americans.

No, the FBI Was Not a Trump Partisan

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There would still be no good-faith basis to protest the FBI’s proper adherence to secrecy rules in the foreign-intelligence investigation of purported ties between Trump associates and Russia. There is no equivalence between criminal and intelligence investigations — the former expected to result in public disclosures, the latter classified and presumed secret. To claim otherwise is to elevate politics over national security . . . or to be just plain dumb.

Ted Cruz Scorches FBI Director James Comey

The video of Ted Cruz questioning FBI Director James Comey is all the proof most conservatives need that keeping Comey on as FBI Director may be the worst personnel decision of President Trump’s new administration.

Obama FBI Employee Goes Rogue Marries ISIS Terrorist

The Daniella Greene case shows the incredible level of dysfunction at the Obama-Comey era FBI both in its security clearance procedures and, at the leadership and operational levels, in its understanding of the threat Islamism poses to America and constitutional liberty.

Shattered: The Book That Explains The Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign the just-out book by respected political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes tells the truth about how and why sure winner Hillary Clinton went down to a defeat that still has Washington reeling.

Trump-obsessed media pay no attention to the man holding the political puppet strings

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Comey’s pursuit of Mr. Trump during a presidential election is one of two things. Either it is a politically charged investigation launched by one sitting president into his greatest political enemy as that enemy tries winning the White House. Or it is Watergate — ten thousandfold.

Hillary's hacks try to change the subject to Comey

Editors, Washington Examiner

The truth is that Democrats are making assertions every bit as wild as any that Donald Trump has made in the past two years. They're just worried that Clinton might lose, and all those spoils that go to the victor and which would trickle down to them are now in danger.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 21st Century’s Richard Milhous Nixon

By Craig Shirley, Author and Reagan Biographer
Reagan biographer Craig Shirley puts Hillary Rodham Clinton on the couch and finds that Mrs. Clinton, having gone over 200 days without a press conference, manufacturing an “alt-right” movement that is out to get her and dismissing every criticism as personal seems to be headed well down the Nixonian path.