The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to investigate Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey.
Despite what Trump will most likely bleat about this being another “witch hunt,” this is a bipartisan effort.
In a recent interview on CNN, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called for the investigation.
“I think we need to know more about that, and there’s only way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”
Senator Chuck Grassley (R – IA) concurred and issued this statement:
“The Judiciary Committee has an obligation to fully investigate any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations. It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances and rationale for Mr. Comey’s removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis.”
Now, personally, I think the reason for Comey’s firing has been asked and answered – by Donald Trump himself. During his interview with Lester Holt, Trump said as much – as Director Comey reminded the committee during his testimony last week.
In any other reality, this statement would be labeled a confession:
“And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.’
Donald Trump mistakenly thought that firing Comey would relieve the pressure of the investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia. Instead, it was like pouring gasoline on a fire.
The recent idea being floated about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller has quieted, perhaps because Trump is finally listening to advisors who warn that doing so would result in a disaster for his presidency. Given the temperament of the #LiarinChief, it’s anyone’s guess if he will continue to heed their advice.
The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do grind on in inexorable fashion. The truth will emerge, despite the best efforts of Donald Trump, has-been hangers on like Newt Gingrich and the pathetic excuse offered by House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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