The Chaos Continues
In an interview with Lester Holt, Donald Trump announced that he was going to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation made by Rod Rosenstein, the #2 man at Justice, and by all accounts a consummate professional. Rosenstein had made a compelling case that Comey was essentially a rogue Director who ignored longstanding policies and procedures, inflicting damage on the Department of Justice in the process. But Trump said decided to fire Comey because he was “a Showboat”.
Hillary Clinton must go to bed every night wondering how, exactly, did I lose to this guy?
In the aftermath Comey penned a farewell letter to his former colleagues at the FBI. In the letter he wrote: “I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply….” (Emphasis added). Which is to say that as far as Comey is concerned; it is all about—him.
Meanwhile Trump’s support—if that’s the right word—is holding in the low 30s, which must look awfully good to Congressional Republicans who now command support in the mid to high teens; not only that—they are 16 points behind the Democrats in the generic poll that asks respondents which party they would like to run Congress. At this rate the Republican majority in the House looks like it’s in jeopardy in the 2018 midterms.
Conservative buyers remorse seems just around the corner.