Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Constitutional Crisis?

Following-up, from the hyper-dramatic Morning Joe segment (whatever sells airtime, I guess), here's Elizabeth Price Foley, at Politico:

'Trump made the only legally correct call'
Elizabeth Price Foley is a professor of law at Florida International University.

The FBI director, like all other officers of the executive branch, is an at will employee, which means he can be fired at any time, at the sole discretion of the president. When the deputy attorney general concluded that Director Comey usurped the role of the Department of Justice in his decision not to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton, President Trump made the only legally correct call, to fire the director. The country deserves an FBI director who respects his limited role as an investigator, and whose reputation is not sullied by inappropriately political behavior. If there is any ongoing FBI investigation into any of Trump's associates, this investigation can and will continue unabated. This is far from a constitutional crisis--it is a confirmation that the Constitution is working exactly as it should.
It's not a constitutional crisis.

It's a partisan witch-hunt.

Democrats are corrupt, evil, and un-American. It's been six month since the election. There's no evidence of Russian collusion or hacking of our democracy. It's a partisan scam.

Just duck beneath all the bullshit flying today.