Only 29% Approved of Trump’s Firing of Comey: This Third Firing Solidify Assertions Trump Destroying Rule of Law

A lot has taken place in the last few days, on the Comey firing, for example, Trump admitting that he fired Comey because of the Russian probe, to Trump interviewing people to replace Comey, to Sessions who recused himself getting involved, to WH spokesperson escaping the media on the issue to hid in the bushes, to demand growing for independent inquiry, to Trump threat Comey with secretly recorder tapes, to demands from here and there for the tapes to be disclosed, to all sorts of analysis by the media, such as because of this, GOP mid-term elections looks bad and other. Latest is a poll by NBC/WSJ, that looks very “Partisan” in the opinion as has been with much of the American poll on anything these days, but independents is clearly moving away from Trump, as other polls been indicating.

Proof that Trump destroying America’s “Rule of Law” Established: The firing of Comey, comes after Trump fired Yates and Bharara, who were involved in official legal situations that were compromising to Trump. Therefore, here are three people Trump has fired to stop troublesome legal problems.

Sally Caroline Yates (née Quillian; born August 20, 1960) is an American lawyer. She served as a United States Attorney and later United States Deputy Attorney General, having been appointed to both positions by President Barack Obama.

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the departure of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Yates served as Acting Attorney General from January 20, 2017, until being dismissed by President Trump on January 30, 2017, following her instruction to the Justice Department not to defend Trump’s immigration-related executive order in court.[1][2]

Preetinder Singh “Preet” Bharara (/priːt bəˈrɑːrə/; born October 13, 1968) is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. As U.S. Attorney, Bharara earned a reputation of a “crusader” prosecutor.[2][3]

Following the 2016 election, Bharara met with then-president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in November 2016.[116] Bharara said that Trump asked Bharara to remain as U.S. Attorney, and Bharara agreed to stay on.[117][118]

On March 10, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered all 46 remaining United States Attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, including Bharara, to submit letters of resignation.[119] He declined to resign, and was fired the next day.[120][121] In a statement, Bharara said that serving as U.S. Attorney was “the greatest honor of my professional life” and that “one hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served.” He was succeeded by his deputy, Joon H. Kim, as acting U.S. attorney.[120][121]

There were expressions of dismay over the firing, from Howard Dean, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren to New York State Republican Assemblymen Steve McLaughlin and Brian Kolb, the Assembly Leader.[122]

A leading candidate to replace Bharara on Trump’s short list is former Fox News chief Roger Ailes’s personal lawyer Marc Mukasey, the son of Michael Mukasey.[123][124]

 

NBC News reports (source)

NBC/WSJ Poll: Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump’s Firing of James Comey

Just 29 percent of Americans say they approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, while 38 percent disapprove, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Another 32 percent of respondents don’t have enough to say on the matter.

Yet among those who say they have read, seen or heard “a lot” about the firing, 53 percent say they disapprove, versus 33 percent who approve.

The NBC/WSJ poll — conducted May 11-13, after Trump’s dismissal of Comey — doesn’t show a significant change in the president’s overall standing.

Trump’s job-approval rating stands at 39 percent, which is one point lower than last month’s NBC/WSJ survey — well within the poll’s margin of error.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans hold a positive view of the president, while 52 percent have a negative opinion — again mostly unchanged from last month’s 39 percent positive/50 percent negative score. (By comparison, the FBI has a 52 percent positive/16 percent negative score in the new poll, and Comey’s is 18 percent positive/26 percent negative.)

And a combined 41 percent have a “great deal” or “quite a bit” of confidence in Trump as president, compared with a combined 57 percent who have no or “not much” confidence — again mostly unchanged from April’s poll.

Thirty percent say Trump’s decision to fire Comey has given them a less favorable impression of the president, versus only six percent who say they have a more favorable view; 61 percent maintain that the firing hasn’t changed their opinion of Trump.

By party, 58 percent of Republicans say they approve of Trump’s firing of Comey, while 66 percent of Democrats disapprove. Independents break 36 percent disapprove, 21 percent approve.

Seventy-Eight Percent Prefer Russia Probe Outside of Congress

Forty-six percent of Americans, including 74 percent of Democrats, say they agree with the statement that Trump fired Comey to slow down the FBI investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

That’s compared with 38 percent of respondents, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans, who agree that firing was due to how Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

A combined 65 percent say they have a “great deal” of confidence or “some” confidence in the FBI’s ability to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, versus a combined 40 percent who say the same of Congress.

And asked if they prefer Congress or an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s involvement, just 15 percent pick Congress, while 78 percent support an independent commission or special prosecutor.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted May 11-13 of 800 adults – including nearly half by cell phone – and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.

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