David Collantes

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Comey’s sacking

This is bizarre in so many ways, that I have to document it here.

Trump’s letter dismissing Comey.
Trump’s letter dismissing Comey.

This is, at least for me, completely surreal. It is not only that Trump sacked the FBI director — who arguably helped him getting elected President — while he was conducting an investigation on Trump’s presidential campaign, but the way he wrote the sacking letter (I emphasised):

Dear Director Comey:

I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.

While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Donald J. Trump

Isn’t that completely bonkers?