For one brief shining moment U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein restores faith in the US justice system. Justice Department leaders, elected officials, and ordinary people condemned Comey’s actions regarding the FBI email investigation, as Deputy A.G. Rosenstein reports: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/09/us/politics/document-White-House-Fires-James-Comey.html. Removing Comey is just for those reasons.
It is not just for this president to do the firing while this administration is under investigation regarding Russia. This president impugns the justice system further even while firing Comey: “I greatly appreciate your informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.” If Comey said that, that is reason enough for Comey to be fired – and there is no reason to rely on this president. It appears that only this president can fire the director of the FBI under current law.
Rough justice. We the people lose.
I am proud to be a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, which instills a commitment to justice in current and former AUSAs. Despite a career of public service, Comey dishonored the traditions of that Office through his actions in the email investigation.
Robert García, Director-Counsel