Last week, FBI Director James Comey sent an explosive letter to Congress revealing that his agency had discovered thousands of emails relating to Hillary Clinton on a computer owned by Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner.
Not surprisingly, Democrats close to Hillary Clinton were outraged, and we have now learned that such anger reached the White House, with top Obama aides, including Valerie Jarrett, urging President Obama to fire Comey.
According to the New York Post, Obama and Jarrett were furious with Comey for reopening the investigation into Hillary’s email server less than 2 weeks before the election, and blame the FBI director for Clinton’s sliding poll numbers.
One source claims “Valerie argued that Comey was interfering deliberately in the election process and had to be stopped. The president said he was worried about the consequences of taking such an action — the tsunami of outrage that would come his way, and possibly become a major footnote, or worse, in the history of his presidency. There is also the real possibility that such an action could backfire on the president and result in a Saturday Night Massacre.”
While there is precedent for a president to fire his FBI Director, such an action just days before a close election would be suicidal and a political disaster. The post notes that while Obama claims he doesn’t want to get involved in the FBI’s investigation, he did say “it was important to follow a practice of not allowing intimations or suggestions to pervade the public’s view of the case.”
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