CNN Analyst Says Our Country Is IN BIG TROUBLE Over Comey Firing, “This Is A Grotesque Abuse Of Power” [WATCH HERE]
CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin blasted Donald’s Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
“This is a grotesque abuse of power, by the President of the United States,” Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst said to Wolf Blitzer.
“This is the kind of thing that goes on in nondemocracies,” Toobin continued. “That when there is an investigation that reaches near the president of the United States, or the leader of a nondemocracy, they fire the people who are in charge of the investigation.
The White House issued a press release on Tuesday evening, saying that “James Comey had been terminated and removed from office,” without giving further explanation.
“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,” Sean Spicer told reporters the same day.
Toobin told Blitzer that he hadn’t seen anything comparable since 1973 when President Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal. He also noted that while the President did have the legal authority to fire the director of the FBI, this was a “political act.”
— CNN (@CNN) May 9, 2017