- 0:19 - Donald Trump has declared war on the legal system, moved to overrule the spirit of The Constitution and enacted a coup against the ideals of the United States of America. And at this
- 1:21 - You cannot fire the man who is investigating you. It is by itself a cover-up - not just part of an already extant cover-up.
- 7:21 - You cannot fire the man who is investigating you because the next man will now also have to investigate you for that.
First, Pat Toomey:
I have doubted the ability of Director Comey to lead the FBI effectively for some time now but the timing of his dismissal is unfortunate. It is now up to the president to appoint, and the Senate to confirm, a successor who has unimpeachable credentials and integrity and who enjoys the confidence of the American people. The next FBI director should continue pursuing ongoing investigations, including the 2016 presidential campaign.Oh, he's soo close! At least Toomey wasn't praising the firing. At least he wasn't neutral about it. At least he wasn't saying "Suck it up and move on."
On the other hand, Pat is perfectly OK with having Donald Trump (the guy who fired Comey as part of a cover-up) appoint Comey's successor and let it go with that. That's simply not enough, Pat. Given that this successor would be, first and foremost, approved by Donald Trump, that should be enough to dissuade anyone from thinking they're gonna be "unimpeachable."
From now on, Pat, everything that Trump touches is tainted by this corruption.
Now let's see look at Bob Casey's statement:
This is Nixonian. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special counsel to continue the Trump/Russia investigation. On March 20th Director Comey said, “I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts.” This investigation must be independent and thorough in order to uphold our nation’s system of justice.Good for Bob. While it's true that Nixon never fired his any of his FBI directors (one of whom was J. Edgar Hoover - like that was going to happen. I'm sure Hoover had dirt on Nixon going back at least as far as the Eisenhower administration), he did fire the man who was investigating him - Archibald Cox - and that cover-up didn't work either as Nixon was gone 10 months later.
Repeat after me: It's a cover-up. Donald Trump is guilty of a cover-up of Nixonian proportions.