President Trump fired James Comey, head of the FBI, yesterday afternoon. You can argue all you want about what the motives for this move were but it is pretty silly to pretend that this is part of some kind of coverup.
However, there are some concerns being raised about the guy who will be replacing Comey. The announced replacement has Clinton fingerprints all over him.
Andrew McCabe will replace Comey, at least for now, until Trump finds a more permanent replacement. McCabe has strong ties to Clinton ally Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
McCabe was previously the deputy FBI director and following President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey, he will be in charge of the nation’s preeminent law enforcement agency. The White House said Tuesday that the search for a new FBI director will begin immediately.
Until the administration finds this director, a man strongly connected to the Democratic Party will be in charge. The Democratic Virginia governor’s PAC donated $467,500 to McCabe’s wife Jill McCabe’s 2015 state Senate campaign. The Virginia Democratic Party also spent a little over $200,000 on the campaign.
He’s also really, really close with the Clintons which raises questions about how impartial he would be looking into the emails.
Luckily, this is just a temporary situation. It still isn’t exactly reassuring.