Michael Goodwin, in the New York Post, defends Trump and mocks democrat hysteria.
Comeyâ€™s power-grabbing arrogance is why I called him â€œJ. Edgar Comeyâ€ two months ago. His willingness to play politics, while insisting he was above it all, smacked of Washington at its worst. He was the keeper of secrets, until they served his purpose.
As such, the president did to Comey what no president had the courage to do to J. Edgar Hoover. Five presidents wanted to fire Hoover, with Harry Truman accusing him of running a police state and of blackmail. But all were afraid of Hoover, so he died in office.
Trump acted before Comey could get that kind of lifetime protection, which has no place in American democracy. At our best, we are a nation of laws, not of people who accumulate power and ruthlessly wield it without accountability. …
Democrats who not so long ago were furious with Comey over the Clinton probe [are seen now] rushing out condemnations of Trump for firing him.
â€œNixonianâ€ was a common theme, a shot both cheap and predictable. When youâ€™re a hammer, everything is a nail. When youâ€™re a Democrat, everything is Watergate.