People on both sides of the aisle have plenty of questions after President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. In a letter, Trump said he was dismissing Comey based on recommendations from the Department of Justice that a “fresh start” was needed. Comey learned about his dismissal while he was addressing FBI employees in Los Angeles, seeing the news on a TV in the background.
“Is it possible to be both critical of James Comey and at the same time suspicious of what Trump’s motives are for firing him?” Glenn Beck asked on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Yes, you can question why Trump fired Comey while remaining critical of the former FBI director’s actions, Glenn asserted. He also noted that Comey was put into some difficult situations, including heading an unprecedented FBI investigation into a presidential candidate. No, America is not at a constitutional crisis, but Comey’s dismissal wasn’t handled well on the Trump administration’s part, Glenn declared.
“It’s fair to be both critical of Comey and nervous about what Trump is doing here,” he said. “But I suggest you don’t take sides because we have absolutely no idea what the truth is here.”