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10 May 2017 @ 06:34 pm
Nixon nostalgia continues. Tricky Dick knew enough to do the firing on Saturday night and gave them an order to disobey so he’d have an excuse, instead of making it obvious that the firee was getting too close. But this classic picture still applies.

Thanx to [personal profile] redbird
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit: Mailbox bunnyporsupah on May 11th, 2017 12:18 pm (UTC)
Even down to how it was announced is so.. dare I say, unpresidented. ^_^;

Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late Tuesday night and then disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge. To get back to his office, Spicer would have to pass a swarm of reporters wanting to know why President Trump suddenly decided to fire the FBI director. For more than three hours, Spicer and his staff had been scrambling to answer that question. Spicer had wanted to drop the bombshell news in an emailed statement but it was not transmitting quickly enough, so he ended up standing in the doorway of the press office around 5:40 p.m. and shouting a statement to reporters who happened to be nearby. He then vanished, with his staff locking the door leading to his office.

Add in the reports that the DoJ was asked by Trump to come up with justifications for the firing, and that Comey had been asking for additional resources in the Russian probe - it's so hilariously inept. True, Comey was quite a piece of work, given his infamous Clinton "investigation" bombshell just before the election, but that would've been cause for firing immediately upon taking the office, rather than as a feeble excuse after the fact - indeed, Trump apparently went calling Senators to drum up support, only to find nobody backing him up, including Schumer, who said he was making a big mistake.

Still, would anyone expect anything less from someone famously vindictive and utterly incapable of a train of logical thought or strategy beyond revenge?

Edited at 2017-05-11 12:18 pm (UTC)