Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Tuesday Troubles

The Tuesday evening chaos, which started when Cheeto fired FBI Directer Comey - Comey later said he found out while speaking to agents in the LA Office while watching TV - Not by the letter that the Cheetos office reportedly put into his file.

It ha a gotten a huge amount of press, second only to the hue and cry of the firing of acting AG Sally Yates - which was also  incorrectly  referred to as the "Saturday Night Massacre".

Comey's dismissal was blamed on his release of information prior to the election that was thought to have thrown the election to Cheeto, not so much that he personally through the election to Cheeto - the Russians handled that part, but that what he did was wrong for the head of the FBI to do, worse yet. a few days ago Comey admitted he feels "mildly nauseous" when he thinks back on what he did - as does much of the western world. Comey being fired for being a bad FBI chief is expected, he should have been fired by Obama on the spot, but Obama didn't want to appear to be partisan, a mistake we are paying for now.

So, 109 days into our long national nightmare, Cheeto and Sessions suddenly decide, in retrospect that Comey did a bad thing and shit can him. It can't possibly have anything to do with the fact that he is supposed to testify on Thursday about the Cheeto administration collusion with Russia?

This highly questionable timing has even the GOP squinting their piggy eyes and pretending to be a little unhappy with Cheeto. Bit of trivia, Comey is only the second FBI chief to ever be fired, they have a ten year term and they normally serve it and move on. William Sessions was fired by Bill Clinton for letting his friends use government airplanes. Clinton told him to step down, Sessions said no and Clinton fired him.

Now, lets got back to the real Saturday Night Massacre. From Wikipedia

The Saturday Night Massacre is the term used by political commentators[1] to refer to U.S. President Richard Nixon's dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and as a result the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.[2][3]
There is some mention there of the public sending in telegrams by the hundreds of thousands after this happened, my Mommy sent one and I remember watching her on the phone doing it, I was 6.

Okay, if you still have questions, you too can go to Wikipedia Saturday Night Massacre and learn in detail, everything ever ever wanted to know about that particular moment in history. And every other moment in Watergate history, in detail. - which I suggest we all do, quickly.

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