James Kallstrom, former assistant director of the FBI, has recently spoken out and claimed that Comey was fired for very legitimate reasons.
“He was fired for cause in my view,” the ex-assistant director said. “When the referral came to the bureau close to a year ago, Comey knew at that point, if not soon after, that the Justice Department had no interest in conducting a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. They would never approve a grand jury and they would never approve an indictment.”
James Kallstrom blames Comey for condoning a “fake investigation,” of Hillary Clinton—in other words, he’s implying it was just a stunt for public approval. They granted lofty immunity deals, conducted interviews with Clinton NOT under oath, and even issued a document dump on July 5th.
All of the evidence seems to point towards collusion with Hillary Clinton—it seems that conspiracy theorists and anti-Hillary protesters have been right all along.
“[Comey’s wrongdoings] included citing a lack of intent on Clinton’s part to rationalize not pursuing the case further when the relevant statute does not mention intent. ‘Intent does not matter at all,’ Kallstrom explains to Breitbart News. ‘There’s no ‘intent’ in the statute. Nevertheless, in my opinion there’s a busload of intent.’ ”
“Comey angered supporters of Donald Trump when he refused to recommend charges against Mrs. Clinton in July despite finding numerous instances of wrongdoing. When he reopened an investigation into the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee less than two weeks prior to the election, Comey enraged the supporters of Mrs. Clinton. Ultimately, the FBI director less than four years into his ten-year term counted few friends in either party.”
“ ‘The cause [for firing] is that he took upon himself authority he didn’t have, number one,’ Kallstrom says of the former FBI director acting as a de facto prosecutor rather than as a mere investigator. ‘Number two, he told the public that he undertook a ‘thorough’ investigation. You can’t put ‘thorough’ and ‘lack of a grand jury’ in the same sentence. He threw the reputation of the FBI under the bus.’ ”
Trump supporters were initially upset that the current President allowed Comey to stay in office for so long—however upon further investigation, it seems like the logical thing to do. An immediate firing of the FBI head would have sparked outrage from Trump’s critics, claiming that he was trying to stop the investigation into the “Trump/Russia,” ties before it began.
Nonetheless, Comey’s firing was long overdue—after his announcements regarding Hillary Clinton, the general public, and especially the pro-Trump camp, started to view him as a joke. Despite finding literally thousands of emails that were sent over an illegal email server, and despite numerous references to illegal wrongdoings (as proven by WikiLeaks), Comey still refused to investigate her further.
James Kallstrom does, in fact, end on a high note, however. He claims that Comey isn’t necessarily malicious, but just stupid, to put it bluntly. “He’s basically a good guy,” the ex-FBI assistant director said. “I don’t think he’s done this with malice aforethought. He just lacks common sense. He just wasn’t up for the job of FBI director.”