|J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief 1924-1972|
What an astonishing day.
I turned on the television at 7:30 am and landed in the middle of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers speaking out against the 45th president.
First Comey confirmed that neither the FBI nor the DOJ can find any evidence behind dt's claim that President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower before the Nov. 8, 2016, election.
Then Comey revealed that there is an on-going investigation of whether persons on the Trump team colluded with Russia's efforts to influence and harm the election.
I'm a child of the 1950s. In that world, J. Edgar Hoover was right next to God. He was unquestionable, the Director of the FBI.
He ruled from 1924 to 1972. Everyone lived in fear of him, kids included.
Thus to hear FBI director Comey tell the world that the Trump campaign is under investigation for possible collusion with Russia is, for me, earth-shaking.
NBC called this event an extraordinary public hearing.
I regard Comey as quite fallible--he probably cost Hillary Clinton the election.
But still--the FBI director calling out dt's lies?
Now I have no doubt that 45 will not last four years.