Joe diGenova Speaks His Mind
By Deborah Lambert
While President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey caused an uproar among those in the left-of-center political arena, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova praised the president’s decision, saying it was long overdue. “I’m very proud of the president of the United States,”
diGenova told Brendan Kirby at Lifezette. “He did exactly what should have been done. He
[Comey] was and is a very dangerous man.”
By “dangerous,” diGenova explained that what he meant was that “Comey is so unpredictable, self-indulgent and self righteous.”
As a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia appointed by President Reagan, diGenova is not only one of America’s most high-profile lawyers, but also one of the most outspoken. Unlike many Washington insiders who tip-toe around the issues of the day, he says what he thinks, and takes no prisoners.
Responding to the former FBI director’s most recent appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3rd, diGenova noted that evening on the Tucker Carlson show that he “got mildly nauseous, listening to Comey’s testimony one more time,” a reference to the feelings that Comey had expressed to the committee about possibly affecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
When Comey held that infamous news conference last July 5, 2016 where he “accused Hillary Clinton and then exonerated her,” diGenova said, “he violated every rule and regulation of the Department of Justice. He should have been fired that day.”
While Comey, as FBI director, was a cop, diGenova said that during his July 5th news conference, he took on the role of a prosecutor, stealing the job of the Justice Department. And it so happened that “the Justice Department, headed then by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, was hamstrung and unable to respond because of Lynch’s private meeting with Clinton’s husband, at the Phoenix airport.”
While Democrats mocked the president’s stated explanation for firing Comey and claimed it
was really because he wanted to call off an investigation into his possible collusion with Russia, diGenvoa claimed that was “hogwash,” and said it wouldn’t make any difference. He suggested
that Trump should move quickly to select a respected new FBI director, such as former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Joe diGenova will be the featured speaker at the MCGOP’s upcoming Lincoln Day Dinner on May 23rd at the Columbia Country Club. Purchase your tickets today!