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Should Comey resign?
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Nov 1, 2016
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hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
He can't be fired but he can be impeached. No he should not resign. There is sufficient evidence that a criminal act was committed and thus needs to be investigated.
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Without a warrant and investigation he didn't have any evidence.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Actually he did have everything he needed. In legally amassing evidence regarding one crime the police/FBI came across evidence of another crime and properly took out a warrant to investigate the second crime.
doctorlove · M
He can be impeached by congress. Pretty sure Clinton & Reno fired Sessions.
doctorlove · M
And really, Clinton fired him - with Reno's advise
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@hippyjoe1955: his letter preceeded the warrant by a few days atleast. So there is no way he knew if there was anything incriminating at the time he released the letter.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
The director of the FBI serves at the pleasure of Congress and not the President. That way the FBI can investigate anyone with just cause including the president should (s)he commit a crime.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
@BigAsset: Don't be daft. Comey had lots of evidence of criminal activity in July. He simply said, and I paraphrase, there wasn't political will to proceed. Now Obama has said Comey is simply doing his job there seems to be a turning of the tide.
doctorlove · M
The FBI is responsible to the Attorney General - not congress.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
But the directer is confirmed by congress.
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@hippyjoe1955: yes.. they can investigate. No one questions that. But to write that letter without any credible info and facts before election time was definitely not appropriate .

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