On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a court motion requesting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning all government records related to Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“White House interference with any FBI investigation is incompatible with democratic safeguards, and that’s especially the case when the investigation involves the president or his associates,” Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project, said in a statement.
“The public has a right to know why Comey was fired so the president can be held accountable for any abuse of his position. It’s impossible to know the truth right now because the Trump administration has issued shifting explanations, each of which is increasingly troubling.”
Source: The Hill
The ACLU’s request encompasses all files from the Department of Justice and the FBI related to Comey’s dissmisal last week.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that on Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would brief the full Senate concerning Comey’s firing.
At first, Following Comey’s dismal, the White House claimed that Trump’s decision was based on recommendations from both Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
However, later that week, Trump said during an interview that he’d planned to fire Comey anyway. Trump also referenced the “made up” Russian story that Comey was investigating as the reason behind his decision.
“Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said. “And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story.”
In March, Comey announced that the FBI was investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. There are reports that claim Trump was upset with Comey over the former FBI Director’s failure to swear personal loyalty to him, and for “allegedly” assuring Trump that he was not under investigation.
It now seems that Trump’s chickens are coming home to roost, and the ACLU is not an organization Trump wants to mess around with. But watch the orange brainless wonder do it anyway.