Even Fox's Charles Krauthammer Doesn't Buy Trump's Reasoning For FBI Director Comey's Ousting

Even Fox's Charles Krauthammer Doesn't Buy Trump's Reasoning For FBI Director Comey's Ousting

Krauthammer: “Amazing,” “Inexplicable,” “Implausible Conjecture”

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From the May 9 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier:

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BRET BAIER (HOST): Charles, this is pretty amazing as it develops. I don't think we have the full context yet. 

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's so amazing that I think we are only at the very beginning of the story. Here is what is so odd about it. This is about according to the letter by the Deputy Attorney General, this is about something that occurred on July 5. This, so we start out with something that is highly implausible. If that was so offensive to the Trump administration, What you would have done, in the transition, you would have spoken with Comey and said we are going to let you go. That's when a president could very easily make a decision to have a change. That's not unprecedented. But to fire him summarily with no warning in the middle of May because of something that happened in July is almost inexplicable. Second, the reason ostensibly is, as you read in the letter, for doing something that you are not supposed to do, to usurp the Attorney General. Second, to release all the information which was damaging to Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump's opponent. Do we really believe that Donald Trump come after all these months, decided suddenly he had to fire this guy because he damaged Hillary back in July? Another implausible conjecture. We are left to believe that it might have something to do with the egregious mistake that Comey made in the testimony this week. 

Previously:

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Trump's Firing Of FBI Director Comey Is "A Grotesque Abuse Of Power"

FBI Director Puts To Rest Two Weeks Of Fox Lies About Trump's False Wiretap Claim

Ari Melber Says "Former FBI Official" Described Comey's Firing As "Insane," Questioned If It Is "Obstruction"

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