ترامب يقيل مدير “اف بي آي” لتحقيقات متعلقة بصلات بين فريق حملة ترامب وروسيا

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2017.11.18 20:57

 ويثير عاصفة من الجدل.. والكرملين يعتبر الاقالة قضية داخلية وليس لموسكو علاقة بها

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واشنطن- موسكو- (أ ف ب) – اعتبر الكرملين الاربعاء ان اقالة مدير مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي الاميركي (اف بي آي) جيمس كومي من قبل الرئيس دونالد ترامب “قضية داخلية” معبرا عن أمله “في الا يترك ذلك أثرا” على العلاقات بين البلدين.

وقال الناطق باسم الكرملين ديمتري بيسكوف للصحافيين “انها قضية داخلية تماما للولايات المتحدة، قرار سيادي اتخذه الرئيس الاميركي وليس له ولا يمكن ان يكون له اي علاقة بروسيا”.

وأقال الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب الثلاثاء مدير مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي (اف بي آي) جيمس كومي، مطيحا بذلك بالرجل الذي كان يقود تحقيقا واسع النطاق بشأن وجود صلات محتملة بين روسيا وفريق حملة سيد البيت الأبيض الانتخابية.

وفي تحرك أثار صدمة وشبهه البعض بفضيحة “ووترغيت” التي أطاحت بالرئيس السابق ريتشارد نيكسون، أخبر الرئيس الأميركي كومي بأن مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي بحاجة إلى قيادة جديدة وأنه ينهى خدماته “بشكل فوري”.

وبقيادة كومي، توصل “اف بي آي” إلى أن الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين أعطى الضوء الأخضر لحملة واسعة تهدف إلى قلب نتيجة الانتخابات العام الماضي لتصب في صالح ترامب.

وأشعل طرده المفاجئ، الذي كان سببه ظاهريا سوء تعاطيه مع التحقيق في قضية رسائل البريد الالكتروني الخاص بالمرشحة الرئاسية هيلاري كلينتون، انتقادات نادرا ما تصدر عن الجمهوريين واتهامات بمحاولة طمس حقائق من الديموقراطيين الذين طالبوا بتحقيق مستقل.

وقرار ترامب إقالة مدير مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي نظريا غير مسبوق، إذ طرد في تاريخ (اف بي آي) الذي يعود إلى مئة عام مدير واحد. ويذكر هذا القرار بالاقالات التي سرعت انهيار رئاسة نيكسون.

وفي رسالة نشرها البيت الأبيض، قال ترامب لكومي “تم إنهاء خدماتك وإقالتك، وسيطبق القرار فورا”، مضيفا “من الضروري العثور على قيادة جديدة لمكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي تعيد ثقة العامة فيه وفي مهمته الأساسية في إنفاذ القانون”.

– “تستر” –

واستغل ترامب الرسالة كذلك لمحاولة إبعاد نفسه عن الفضيحة المتعلقة بتدخل روسيا في الانتخابات. وكتب في هذا السياق “أقدّر بشكل كبير أنّك أبلغتني، في ثلاث مناسبات مختلفة، بأنني لم أكُن موضع تحقيق”.

وأوضح البيت الأبيض أن البحث عن خليفة لكومي سيبدأ على الفور.

ويتم عادة تعيين مدراء “اف بي آي” لمدة تبلغ عشرة أعوام. وتسلّم كومي البالغ من العمر 56 عاما والذي يملك شعبية في أوساط عملاء الجهاز، منصبه منذ أربع سنوات.

وفي رد فعل على خبر الإقالة، قال زعيم الديموقراطيين في مجلس الشيوخ شاك شومر لترامب “أنتم ترتكبون خطأ فادحاً”، مشيرا إلى أن القرار “لا يبدو وكأنه جاء محض صدفة”.

واعتبر شومر أنّه في حال عدم تعيين قاضٍ مستقلّ يتسلّم التحقيق بشأن وجود تنسيق محتمل بين روسيا وفريق حملة ترامب الانتخابية، فيحق حينها “لكل أميركي التشكيك في أنّ قرار إقالة كومي جزء من عملية التستر” على أمور متعلقة بالقضية.

ورد ترامب عبر موقع “تويتر” قائلا “شاك شومر الذي يتباكى الآن كان صرح مؤخرا +لم أعد أثق به (جيمس كومي)+. والآن يتصرف وكأنه ساخط”.

وأقدم بعض الجمهوريين الذين كانوا أعلنوا تأييدهم لترامب بعد تردد، على النأي بأنفسهم مجددا عن الرئيس. وقال السناتور ريتشارد بور “أنا قلق بشأن توقيت وسبب إقالة كومي”.

ووصف عضو الكونغرس الجمهوري جاستن أماش أجزاء من رسالة ترامب إلى كومي بأنها “غريبة”، مضيفا “أراجع مع بعض الموظفين القانون بهدف إنشاء لجنة مستقلة حول روسيا”.

ولعب كومي دورا كبيرا ومثيرا للجدل على الساحة السياسية الأميركية العام الماضي، إذ فجر قنبلة سياسية وراء الأخرى أثارت كل منها غضب أعضاء من الحزبين في واشنطن.

وأشارت مذكرة صادرة عن مساعد وزير العدل رود روزنشتاين إلى سوء تعاطيه مع التحقيق في قضية رسائل بريد كلينتون الالكتروني التي اعتبرت المرشحة السابقة أنها قوضت فرصها في الوصول إلى سدة الرئاسة.

وقال كومي الأسبوع الماضي للنواب إنه شعر ببعض من “الغثيان” من فكرة أنه تسبب في التأثير على نتائج الانتخابات، إلا أنه لم يكن لديه خيار آخر في التصرف.

– “النيكسونية” –

ومنذ بدء عهد ترامب في الرئاسة، شكل رئيس “اف بي آي” المُقال شوكة في خاصرة الرئيس.

ومؤخرا، أكد أن الوكالة تحقق في تدخل روسيا في الانتخابات الرئاسية العام الماضي وتحديدا في احتمال حصول تعاون بين فريق حملة ترامب وموسكو.

أما الديمواقراطيون الذين أغضبهم تعثر تحقيقات الكونغرس في القضية إثر إصرار الجمهوريين على الدفاع عن ترامب، فأعربوا عن قلقهم بأن تحقيق “اف بي آي” بات الآن في خطر، ودعا عدد منهم إلى ضرورة تولي لجنة مستقلة استكمال التحقيقات.

واعتبر السناتور الديموقراطي باتريك ليهي أنّ الأمر شبيه بـ”النيكسونية”، معتبرا أن تبرير ترامب لإقالته لكومي “سخيف”.

وأضاف أن “هذا التفسير يعدّ لا أكثر من ورقة توت تغطي الحقيقة التي لا يمكن إنكارها وهي أن الرئيس أزاح مدير مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي وسط أحد أكثر تحقيقات الأمن القومي حرجا في تاريخ بلادنا، والذي يشار فيه إلى تورط مسؤولين رفيعين من فريق حملة ترامب وإدارته.

وأثار قرار ترامب بداية إبقاء كومي الذي عينه الرئيس السابق باراك اوباما الدهشة في أوساط المنتقدين الذين رأوا في القرار مكافأة ضمنية على الدور الذي قام به في إفساد فرص كلينتون خلال الانتخابات.

ولكن في غضون أشهر، عاد رئيس “اف بي آي” مجددا إلى الواجهة وهذه المرة مستهدفا ترامب.

وخلال شهادة أدلى بها أمام الكونغرس الشهر الماضي، تحدى كومي الرئيس بشكل علني رافضا ادعاءه المفاجئ بأن أوباما كان يتنصت عليه.

ورغم نفي ترامب للاتهامات بأن فريقه تعاون مع موسكو واعتبارها “أخبارا كاذبة”، إلا أنه بات واضحا بشكل متزايد أن كومي كان وضع مسألة التدخل الروسي في الانتخابات نصب عينيه وهي مسألة تلقي ظلالا على رئاسة ترامب منذ بداية عهده.

Trump goes after Democrats for crocodile tears and says Comey lost confidence of almost everyone in Washington – as calls grow for independent probe into alleged Trump camp Russia ties

  • Donald Trump defended his firing of James Comey in a series of tweets Wednesday morning
  • He said Democrats have said some of the worst things about Comey
  • He noted that some have called for his firing
  • He said Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job
  • The White House handed out information about Democrats trashing Comey in the past immediately after word broke of Trumps sensational firing of the FBI boss 
  • On Tuesday, Trump said Cryin Chuck Schumer was acting indignant for saying that hed told the President that firing Comey was a very big mistake
  • Trump fired FBI director James Comey in a letter that read: You are hereby terminated and removed from office immediately
  • Comey found out on live TV screens in Los Angeles that he was being fired but thought it was a joke until he was briefed by his staff 
  • Deputy Attorney General  Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote formal memo saying they had no confidence in him
  • Trump used letter dismissing Comey to say: I greatly appreciate you informing me, in three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation 
  • Democrats piled on by comparing Trump to Richard Nixon who fired top justice officials in the Saturday Night Massacre but Clinton aide said: No comment. 
  • New acting FBI director is Andrew McCabe - and he too is caught in the toxic impact of Clinton as his politician wife got cash from a Hillary ally

 

President Trump fired off a series of blasts at fired FBI Director James Comey Wednesday morning, amid a growing storm over his sudden firing of the longtime lawman a day earlier and new calls for an independent Russia probe.

Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike, Trump wrote in one of a series of tweets just hours after firing the FBI boss. When things calm down, they will be thanking me! Trump continued.

The president once again tried to keep the pressure on Democrats, many of whom have publicly groaned about Comeys conduct during the Clinton email investigation – but who took the presidents sudden firing as a sign that the president was orchestrating a cover-up of his campaigns alleged Russia ties. 

Recommendation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it was time for Comey to go after his evidence that Hum Abedin forwarded hundreds or thousands of emails to her husband Anthony Weiner, some of them classified, was wrong
Recommendation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the president it was time for Comey to go after his evidence that Huma Abedin forwarded hundreds or thousands of emails to her husband Anthony Weiner, some of them classified, was wrong

Recommendation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the president it was time for Comey to go after his evidence that Huma Abedin forwarded hundreds or thousands of emails to her husband Anthony Weiner, some of them classified, was wrong

Comey landed overnight in DC after finding out he was fired while in California

The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad! Trump tweeted in his first shot of the morning. 

 The president also tried to shift the subject to a more typical Washington parlor game of who would succeed Comey, who learned of his firing while addressing FBI recruits in Los Angeles.  

James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI, Trump said.

Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who caucuses with Democrats and serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, renewed his call for an independent probe of alleged Russia ties. 

President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that fired FBI Director James Comey has lost confidence of almost everyone

President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that fired FBI Director James Comey has lost confidence of almost everyone

President Trump kept after fired FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets Wednesday morning

President Trump kept after fired FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets Wednesday morning

President Trump kept after fired FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets Wednesday morning

President Trump kept after fired FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets Wednesday morning

The person to help lead it, he concluded, is Comey.

“I had a fun idea in the middle of the night,” King said on CNN.

"The Intelligence Committee ought to hire James Comey to direct our investigation. Hes already got his clearances, knows the subject, man of integrity. I’m going to float that today and see what kind of reaction I get, King said.

King added: “He’s a free man as of today, he doesn’t have a job.”

King also suggested Comeys handling of the Clinton investigation wasnt the real motivation for his firing.

They supposedly… fired James Comey for stuff that he did last summer or last fall, and suddenly now they say well "he’s got to go," said King. “The timing just doesn’t pass the straight face test in terms of what’s the real motivation for this,”

Trump also  defended his sensational firing of FBI Director James Comey by mocking Senate minority leader cryin Chuck Schumer. 

Trump sent shockwaves through Washington when he dismissed Comey in a letter yesterday that read: You are hereby terminated and removed from office immediately.

Comey, who was appointed in 2013, was dismissed after he provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about classified emails from Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiners computer.

It took little over an hour for Democrats, led by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, to claim the firing was a cover-up attempt over Trumps alleged links to Russia

Schumer said: Why did it happen today? We know the FBI had been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians – a very serious offense. Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?

He then called on Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor to look into ties to Russia, saying: America depends on you to restore faith in our criminal justice system which is going to be badly shattered after the administrations actions today.

In a tweet Trump wrote: Cryin Chuck Schumer stated recently, "I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer." Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp.

Senator Angus King (I-Vt.) has floated the idea that axed FBI boss James Comey head the intelligence panels Russia probe

Senator Angus King (I-Vt.) has floated the idea that axed FBI boss James Comey head the intelligence panels Russia probe

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Its over: How the White House delivered the news just after 5.30pm on Tuesday

Its over: How the White House delivered the news just after 5.30pm on Tuesday

This defense came hours after Schumer claimed that he told the President that firing Comey was a very bad idea. 

However, as the President pointed out, Schumer has previously been outspoken in his criticism of Comey.

In November Schumer told Bloomberg: I do not have confidence in him any longer.

He said then that he was incensed by Comeys decision to write to lawmakers with details about the investigation into Clintons private email server, less than two weeks before the election.

That being said, in Schumers press briefing, he didnt offer up any specific support for the former FBI director, he simply pointed out the convenient timing of the firing.  

Mistake: The White House put out a dossier which consisted of anti-Comey statements from Democrats including Senator Chuck Schumer - but Schumer said the president needed to now appoint a special prosecutor to look into the claims of collusion with the Russians

 

 

end: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered the fatal blow to Comey. He was away from the Washington D.C. headquarters of the FBI, visiting its field office in Los Angeles and had been due to speak at a recruitment event at the Directors Guild of America building.

Fired: James Comey is being fired with immediate effect after he misled the Senate on how classified emails ended up on pervert Anthony Weiners computer. This was the Wednesday May 3 testimony which cost him his career

Fired: James Comey is being fired with immediate effect after he misled the Senate on how classified emails ended up on pervert Anthony Weiners computer. This was the Wednesday May 3 testimony which cost him his career

But Trump had launched into a Twitter tirade against the FBI chief in the immediate wake of his testimony last week - and there were claims that the sacking had been under consideration for days, before the Abedin testimony.

FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! Trump had tweeted.

Spicer told reporters then: The president has confidence in the director.

Testifying about the Clinton email controversy, Comey told Senators his agents uncovered hundreds of thousands of emails on the laptop of disgraced ex-Rep. Weiner that Abedin has forwarded her now-estranged husband so he could print them out for her.

WHAT THEYRE SAYING

The sacking of the FBI Director sent shockwaves through politics.

Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement 

- President Donald Trump

No comment

- Hillary Clintons aide 

Why did it happen today? We know the FBI had been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians – a very serious offense. Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?

- Senator Chuck Schumer, Democratic Minority Leader 

I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comeys termination. I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the Committee. 

- Senator Richard Burr, Republican chair of Intelligence Committee 

This didnt work out well for Nixon. And it wont for @realDonaldTrump--or the country

- David Axelrod, ex-Obama aide

I have deep respect for James Comey. This is a loss to the FBI and the nation.

- James Clapper, former director of national intelligence 

While the President has the legal authority to remove the Director of the FBI, I am disappointed in the Presidents decision to remove James Comey from office

- John McCain, Republican senator  

ut he - fatally - misspoke. 

Gregory A. Brower, the FBIs assistant director in the Office of Congressional Affairs, wrote to the Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon to clarify Comeys testimony about Abedins role in allowing classified material to find its way to her husbands computer. Minutes after his letter emerged, his boss was fired.

Most of the hundreds and thousands of emails, Brower wrote, were there as a result of backups of other devices – and not manually sent by Abedin.

Only two e-mail chains containing classified information were manually forwarded to Mr. Weiners account, he wrote.

Ten additional email chains contained classified material – all part of device backups – and all twelve had already been reviewed by the FBI.

That was the fatal blow which ended Comeys service just three years into a ten-year term he was given by President Obama. He is only the second FBI director to be fired - the first was Williams Sessions, terminated by Bill Clinton over alleged improper use of an FBI plane and other questions over his spending.

Trumps historic move spread a firestorm through politics and immediately showed up fault lines in his own party. 

The most worrying reaction for the White House to the firing will be that of Burr, the Republican North Carolina senator who chairs the Intelligence Committee.

In a strongly-worded statement he said: I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comeys termination. 

I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the Committee. 

In my interactions with the Director and with the Bureau under his leadership, he and the FBI have always been straightforward with our Committee. 

Director Comey has been more forthcoming with information than any FBI Director I can recall in my tenure on the congressional intelligence committees. His dismissal, I believe, is a loss for the Bureau and the nation.

The possibility of a Republican backlash does not appear to have been foreseen by the White House, which consciously reached out to Democrats before the firing. 

The president personally called a series of Democratic senators to tell them Comey was gone - apparently before Comey himself knew. 

The first to announce she had been told by Trump was Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

President Trump called me at 5:30 p.m. and indicated he would be removing Director Comey, saying the FBI needed a change, Feinstein said in a statement.

The next FBI director must be strong and independent and will receive a fair hearing in the Judiciary Committee.  

The Trump administration distributed a one-page summary to reporters that it called additional background information and context about the surprising personnel change.

It consisted of anti-Comey statements from Democrats including Sen. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader and the partys most senior election figure, who said last Wednesday of the FBI Director: I do not have confidence in him any longer.

The supplemental information also cited an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that [t]he best service Mr. Comey can render his country now is to resign. 

But Schumer emerged less than two hours after the firing to issue a broadside over it - and to reveal he too had been phoned by the President to be told the news.

He said the firing would lead to the belief Trump was engaging in a cover-up of alleged collusion with Russia in the run-up to the election.

Schumer said Trump had called him in the afternoon.

I said, Mr President with all due respect you are making a very big mistake. And he didnt really answer, he said.

He added that unless there was a special prosecutor appointed: Are people going to suspect cover-up? Absolutely. 

HERO TO ZERO: FIRED FBI BOSS ENDED UP HATED BY EVERYONE

Attorney General James Comey sealed a reputation as a brave and principled actor after a 2004 standoff during the Bush administration, when he refused White House efforts to get him to reauthorize warrantless eavesdropping while Attorney General John Ashcroft was hospitalized.

Comey had been appointed deputy attorney general by President George W. Bush, having served as a U.S. attorney in New York under Rudy Giuliani in New York. 

With Ashcroft incapacitated, Bush administration officials wanted Ashcroft, and then Comey, to sign off on an extension of the authority, with just hours to go before an N.S.A. program expired. Comey refused.

His stand was a major reason why President Obama nominated him to be head of the FBI in 2013. Obama hailed Comey as a person of fierce independence and deep integrity as he nominated him for the FBI post, which carries a 10-year term.

A devout Catholic, a registered Republican and a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he seemed to radiate independence from the Democratic machine.

And many congressional Democrats became far less supportive of Comey after the 2016 presidential election.

Obamas man: Republican James Comey was chosen by the Democratic president for his principled stand but ended up in the words of one senator as as popular as cholera

Obamas man: Republican James Comey was chosen by the Democratic president for his principled stand but ended up in the words of one senator as as popular as cholera

 

كلمة التحرير كتاب واراء مختارات من الصحافة حول العالم لبنان سورية صحة بيئه ابراج نهفة اليوم إعلانات تصويت
هل ينهار الاتفاق النووي بعد إعلان استراتيجية ترمب الجديدة تجاه إيران؟


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