In a move that’s sure to rile up even Trump supporters, President Trump today signaled that controversial FBI Director James Comey, who gave both conservatives and progressives plenty of reasons to disapprove of the job he was doing, will be asked to stay on.
Comey first ignited controversy by refusing to indict then Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her email servers, but then upset the left when he flagged Anthony Weiner’s laptop over possible evidence that could be used against Clinton over her use of private email servers while Secretary of State.
The New York Times offered this commentary:
A decision to retain Mr. Comey would spare the president another potentially bruising confirmation battle. It also would keep Mr. Comey at the center of the F.B.I.’s investigation into several Trump associates and their potential ties with the Russian government.
Retaining Mr. Comey could also help calm the bureau’s work force, which has been rattled after a tumultuous few months in which the F.B.I. and the director himself were sharply criticized for moves that many felt influenced the outcome of the presidential election.
What do you think Deplorables? Was this a good strategic move on President Trump’s part, or should he have simply fired Comey?