Regardless of who was for or against President Trump burning FBI Director JamesComey, basically everyone who made in the news yesterday has one thing in common.
The story caught us all off-guard.
The firing was sudden, to say the least, specially when considering Comey was in the midst of conducting an investigation into potential tries between the Trump campaign and Russia.
That context, the timing and the rapid sort of Trumps decision led to some pretty incredible reactions from is not simply legislators but too former FBI professionals.
One by one, journalists cited intelligence community informants who handed these bombshells quotes.
A cover up?
NBCs Ken Dilanian, for example, said on Twitter that one former FBI employee essentially opined that Trump was looking for a action to shut down the investigation.
USA Todays Brad Heath too had an interesting mention from a former FBI official
One current professional was apparently crying.
In a story reported by Politicos Josh Meyer and Darren Samuelsohn, a longtime special agent was quoted as suggesting,
Im literally in tears right now. Thats all I have to say.
While reporting on breath on Tuesday, MSNBCs Ari Melber replied a former FBI official( who Melber memo was loyal to Comey) called the decision crazed and wondered whether it could amount to obstruction of justice.
All about the investigation.
CBS News reported on Tuesday that one FBI agent conceives Trump simply demanded his own male on there to help sweep away the inquiry into ties to Russia.
I think he got rid of him because of the Russian investigation.They are trying to circle the wagons.
That same CBS report quoth another person familiar with Comey. This time, it was a current special agent who weighed in, suggesting,
I am not joyous. I think this is bullshit. We are living in partisan eras. Both surfaces criticized the chairman; thats why he should still be in the job. The vast majority of the bureau is in favor of chairman Comey.
On CNN, system give and former deputy managing director at the National Security Branch of the FBI Phil Mudd told anchor Chris Cuomo, that Wednesday was a painful period for America.
According to Media Matters, Mudd replied,
Look, this is a painful period for America. This story is simple-minded, its not about confidence in the FBI, its about politics over the principles of the rule of law.
Breaking the rules.
CNBC Washington correspondent Eamon Javers told his Chatter adherents that one former FBI official said that Comeys burning shown in the Trump administration simply doesnt play by the usual rules.
Not looking good.
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan arguably implied to the Atlantic that the next FBI director would have the power to attend to President Trumps government privileges, despite the fact that the FBI directors role was built in a way to avoid government influences.
An FBI director fucking killing any investigation.
It does not look good when the White House shells an FBI director who is investigating the White House. It is a tenured hassle to isolate the chairman from politics.
The only explanation.
In a report by the Telegraph, Austin Berglas, a former FBI supervisory agent, said theres merely one reasonable conclusion to draw from Tuesdays news.
Trump admired him for the work on the email investigation, so thats not it. I think he recognized the extent of the Russia investigation under way and moved him out. To me, thats the only logical explanation right now.
What a time to be alive.