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Acting FBI Chief counters White House on Comey

Barack Obama severely politicized the Justice Department and the FBI. They became as subject to the invented narratives of the left as the rest of Washington and the legacy media. James Comey succumbed to the environmental pressure, and became a creature of those narratives, too.

Firing Comey won't fix the problem, though. Several layers of Washington must be stripped away and replaced by objective, non-partisan personnel--if they are replaced at all.

An unspoken, but fascinating aspect of the Comey firing was how surprised the press corps was. There were no leaks. Could it be that Trump has either plugged the leaks, or succeeded in obfuscating his intentions behind a series of false trails? It would appear so.

Firing Comey was a good first step. Next should be a serious investigation into the unmasking of private citizens by government officials, an investigation of the corrupt Clinton Foundation, and a true, public accounting of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.

All the while, Trump's appointees must continue the house-cleaning throughout the federal goverment, down multiple levels in the bureaucracy. They work for us, and they need to be reminded of that. All too often, particularly during the Obama years, they behaved like our masters.

Piece by piece, the FBI'S Acting Director Andrew McCabe, during Senate testimony Thursday, undermined the White House's explanations about Director James Comey's firing.

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