President Trump Fires FBI Director Over "Handling" of Clinton Email Investigation

Lord knows, we have enough political blogs in the world, especially on the Internet, and though my view of the current political situation in this country has evolved (extremely), and I find myself with an awful lot to say, just like many of you, I'm sure, I'm not going to say it. I'm not about to lose readers over political opinions. I write this story because the FBI, since the 1957 Apalachin meeting, has been the lead law enforcement agency in the land probing the Mafia (though the DEA has ramped up considerably its efforts). The FBI co-opted the job, so to speak, from the longtime defunct FBN. 

The FBI is the lens through which the majority of Americans understand crime and criminals, including the Mafia.  

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said today.

One of the roadblocks set up in 1957 Apalachin.

Comey was fired as he lead an investigation into whether President Trump's associates may have coordinated with Russia last year to meddle in the Presidential election.

 It is unclear how Comey’s dismissal will affect that investigation.

“The president has accepted the recommendation of the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer told reporters.

Spicer also said that Comey was “notified a short time ago.” This is effective “immediately,” he said.

Last month Trump also dismissed the Attorney General of New York's Southern District as part of a mass wave of firings of the nation's AGs. Preet Barhara, the AG of the Southern District, also was poised to participate in the Russia investigation. 

READ: Nation's Most Powerful Prosecutor, Preet Bharara, Fired by Trump

Some have said the firing of New York's AG may have actually precipitated all the firings, which were described by the Trump administration as a perfunctory housecleaning of holdover AGs from the the Obama administration.

Interesting Comey factoids:

-- Comey reported a net worth of more than $11 million in documents filed with the Senate when he was nominated for FBI Director in 2013. He listed about $5 million in stocks.

-- He was named to the FBI post by President Obama in June of 2013. President Barack Obama had selected a former Bush appointed Republican.

-- Comey disputed the Bush Administration’s wiretapping program, dramatically rolling back the Bush administration's reauthorization of the warrantless domestic surveillance program, which led him to write a letter of resignation in 2004 that he never sent.

-- Comey led high-profile prosecutions when he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Comey prosecuted mob boss John Gambino -- and he was lead prosecutor in the Martha Stewart insider trading case.

Comey has a "reputation as a fierce defender of the law and the integrity of the Justice Department regardless of the political pressures of the moment,” The Washington Post reported.

Next I'll return to the Sal Romano -- Mikie Scars series before Sal has me whacked, LOL!