Friday, May 12, 2017

Tone Deaf, Too

He thought they'd shower him with roses?
Donald Trump has reportedly backed away from a planned visit to FBI headquarters in Washington, amid continued anger from current and former agents over the president’s abrupt firing of director James Comey.


On Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump would visit FBI headquarters “in the next few days”. Later in the day, White House officials told media sources he would not.


“I think he just slapped the FBI in the face. It was disgraceful, outrageous, disgusting. These [FBI agents] are people who have education, who have experience. They know what bullshit looks and feels like.” [said Ron Hosko, a former FBI assistant director and currently the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund]


Former agents said Comey’s replacement should be independent, with a strong track record and broad bipartisan respect to earn a swift confirmation in the Senate – someone, in fact, very much like Comey himself.


What angered FBI agents the most this week, former agents said, was not the fact that Comey had been fired but the humiliating and public way it was carried out, followed by the insults heaped upon Comey by the White House, including a comment by spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Comey had committed “atrocities”.

Not to mention Trump calling Comey a grandstander and a showboat. Then the stupid threat about "tapes" in a tweet this morning.

 ...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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