Trump Foes Struggle To Keep Their Stories Straight After Comey’s Firing

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Big-donor liberal organizations on Wednesday helped lead protests in Washington D.C. and elsewhere in response to President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey — but a glance at recent history suggests it was these same organizations and associated personalities who had been clamoring for Comey’s dismissal just months ago.

According to an account of the protests in front of the White House from Mother Jones, a left-of-center news magazine, MoveOn.org’s Washington D.C., director, Ben Wickler, claimed that Trump’s firing of Comey equates to a “constitutional crisis.”

“The fundamental rule of law in this country is at stake,” Wickler told a crowd apparently numbering in the hundreds that assembled outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which convened to protest Comey’s firing as the FBI director was still busy carrying out an investigation into alleged ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and apparent Russian election interference.

Yet it was only in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, however, that petitions calling for Comey’s resignation were hosted by MoveOn.org, due to perceptions that Comey’s handling of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s alleged misuse of classified State Department communications cost her the election.

Other progressives, such as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, tried to compare Comey’s dismissal to President Richard Nixon’s “Watergate” era:

Tweets such as de Blasio’s prompted the Nixon Library to correct the record:

Others noted that the only commander-in-chief to fire an FBI director was President Bill Clinton:

The about-face of progressives who appeared to have had despised Comey only later to cry foul on his firing also included popular progressive tech bloggers like John Gruber: (warning — foul language):

Then there was liberal documentary filmmaker, Michael Moore:

Outspoken Hollywood liberal John Leguizamo also appears to have quickly switched gears:

In addition, a peek back into October 2016 also yielded some interesting analysis, especially this take from Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker:

One of the most curious series of social media posts related to Comey’s firing came courtesy of John Podesta, former chairman of Clinton’s 2016 election campaign:

And others, including those who backed Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, offered some interesting theories:

Prominent former Obama staffers later appeared to take umbrage at the notion that Democrats who previously called for Comey’s dismissal were now lashing out hypocritically at Trump’s firing of him:

Eric Holder, Obama’s former attorney general, once held in contempt by Congress, also apparently forgot about his role in covering up a failed gun-walking operation involving Mexican drug cartels:

Well-known liberal pundits also apparently forgot about their previous statements on social media:

The fog of Comey’s firing also appeared to affect various liberals in Congress:


Others have noted that more bad blood is likely to come:

Stay tuned.

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