Obama's White House photographer trolls Trump after FBI director gets fired

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has a social media weapon, and he really likes to use it to troll President Donald Trump.

Shortly after news broke that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Souza went to Instagram to express his opinions on the matter. While plenty of people roast Trump on a daily basis, Souza's burns tend to be done with an indirect tact that leaves his followers wanting more.

"Every person in this photograph is a patriot," Souza wrote on Instagram. 

The photo he shared features his old boss, Barack Obama, speaking with Comey, Obama's chief homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco, former national intelligence director James Clapper and Obama's former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough.

Basically, Souza is calling Comey a patriot, moments after Trump fired him. 

While Trump is within his rights as the president to fire the FBI director, it did come as a shock considering Comey was in charge of an investigation to determine if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the election. 

Furthermore, the White House reportedly fired Comey for the way he handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, something Trump benefitted from himself. 

While on the campaign trail, Trump said that Comey did "the right thing" when he announced reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails just 11 days before the election. 

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James Comey Fired Timeline: Hillary Clinton's Emails, Anthony Weiner's Sexting and Everything Else To Know

Updated | FBI Director James Comey has been fired and like nearly everything in U.S. politics in the past couple years, it might be because of Hillary Clinton's emails. 

Authorities told the Washington Post and ProPublica that Comey misspoke last week when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Huma Abedin, Clinton's right-hand woman, regularly forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of classified emails to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out. Comey has "been terminated and removed from office," the White House said Tuesday.

Related: Here's What the FBI Found in the Emails on Anthony Weiner's Laptop

Turns out, Comey's account was true, but his details were reportedly off—Abedin didn't regularly forward emails, they weren't classified at the time and there weren't thousands of them. The FBI pushed back against these reports in a letter Tuesday afternoon, saying that it had found 12 email chains that contained classified information.

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Proving those who say Trump isn't keeping his promises are all wet!  Things take time. Trump's timing is immaculate, showing he took plenty of time to investigate the facts and not just rely on the "news". He's my president and I get happier and happier.

If they are all patriots, and they may be, to what country are they loyal? I am betting we will find they have had the dealings with Russia they are purporting Trump has had. That is why they are harping on this with no evidence having surfaced to this date and likely none will. It's that old ploy, point the finger first and whatever you have done when the finger points back won't mean a thing.

Why are the Christmas decorations up in the month of May? And if the W.H. photographer is trolling Trump, Where is Trump?

Jennifer: Note this shot was taken when Obama was in office.  It simply supports the idea that Comey conferred with Obama on how he handled the FBI!

Just ONE email is a felony, so who needs to count the numbers? The seriousness of the charge is what Democrats always throw at Republicans so hit it back into their court of public opinion ... to Mr. Schumer & the witch Pelosi .. state department correspondence on an UN-secure server!  The Russians love that stupidity from Mr. "I'll have more flexibility after my re-election".

If I remember correctly Hillary simply told Huma to delete the classified designation and send as unclassified. This being true it is more than likely there is classified material on all their machines. I believe that is how they ran the access scheme in this case. They put all information on an insecure server and give access to those who paid by donation to the foundation or hired Bill to speak for some outrageous price at some lunch or dinner they would setup. The Clintons did much the same when Bill was President but computers and email were very new then. Remember when Al Gore, as Vice President, was sent as a bag man to collect donations from the Chinese at a Buddhist Temple in California. They were caught and had to return the money but what was the quid pro quo?

It will be difficult if not impossible to calculate the damage the Clintons and their bought and paid for friends have done to this country.  It started even when they were in the gov mansion in Arkansas, building their web of lies and deceit. That anyone in America can accept that or them makes for a lot of evil, twisted people. Throw the Obama's in the mix and it becomes mind boggling. The miracle is that they didn't do more damage than they did and another miracle will be how much of that Trump can turn around permanently.  But the damage is still unfolding.



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