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Rush Limbaugh Likens Trump's Firing Of Comey To Obama's Actions During Presidency

The shockwaves are still reverberating from President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey, and we’re not even close to hearing the last of this one. While some observers have noted that Comey’s firing may have been warranted, that has been muted by endless speculation about why it happened in the first place. The prevailing narrative states that Trump parted ways with Comey because he was getting close to blowing the lid off alleged ties between Trump's administration and Russia, but no concrete facts have come to light to support those claims.

There’s a ton of opinions out there on this one, and those opinions are evolving as new information comes to light. As Politifact shares, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is among the many to have weighed in with some thoughts, and he basically says that there’s nothing to see here.

"What Trump is alleged to have done is actually no different than what Barack Obama did in April last year when he made it known that he didn’t want Hillary prosecuted," he said.

Limbaugh is referring to some comments Obama made last year about the ongoing Hillary Clinton email saga.

"I’ve got to be careful because, as you know, there have been investigations, there are hearings, Congress is looking at this. And I haven’t been sorting through each and every aspect of this,” Obama said when questioned by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace.

Obama went on to outline the facts as he saw them, and he closed things up by indicating he didn’t think there was too much to see here.

"But I also think it is important to keep this in perspective. This is somebody who has served her country for four years as secretary of state, and did an outstanding job. And no one has suggested that in some ways, as a consequence of how she’s handled emails, that that detracted from her excellent ability to carry out her duties,” Obama continued.

In short, commentary on political scandals typically falls along party lines, unless there’s something so far beyond a shadow of a doubt proven during the investigation. It would be wise for observers and reporters to stop hyperventilating over the Trump-Comey flap and attempting to portray it as a political crisis unlike anything our nation has faced before. Our nation will be just fine, but we’re not optimistic about the long-term health of those that keep working themselves up into a frenzy over things.

Source: Politifact
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