On Wednesday’s airing of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” Charles Krauthammer suggested that President Trump shouldn’t really be surprised by the Democratic decries over his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.
“It’s surprising that he should be surprised,” Krauthammer said. “These people are hypocrites from the day of their birth. It’s in their DNA. That’s how they function. It was to be expected.”
He continued, “Yes, you say you want Comey to be fired one day, and then as soon as he gets fired, you attack the man who does it, but that’s normal.”
Talking about the “hypocrisy of the Democrats,” simply said that “Democrat’s don’t like this guy,” referring to Trump.
“The Democrats are looking for an excuse to say that there’s a great collusion conspiracy, and this is all being done in defense of that conspiracy — which I think remains implausible,” he said, “because if that was the intent of the Trump administration, it’s a colossal mistake. It had the opposite effect.”
In a move that shocked the Republicans, Democrats, and the entire county, President Trump dismissed Comey from his position on Tuesday night.
A statement from the White House read:
“Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.”
In addition to the President’s statement, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) released a statement that seemed to support the president’s decision.
“I know this was a difficult decision for all concerned. I appreciate Director Comey’s service to our nation in a variety of roles.”
“Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests.”