Media Appearance: Spinning the Law with Kendall Coffey

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The Lars Larson Show: Director James Comey Fired: An Interview With U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey – May 10th, 2017

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Media Appearance: Spinning the Law with Kendall Coffey

Kendall Coffey, one of the top rated business litigation attorneys in Miami, FL, made an appearance on the Lars Larson Show to offer his insight in the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey. Learn more about Mr. Coffey’s law background here: http://www.law.miami.edu/faculty/kendall-coffey Lars Larson: Welcome back to the Lars Larson show. It is Tuesday night, and the biggest news of the night is that the Director of the FBI of the United States has been fired from his job by President Donald Trump on the recommendation of the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General. I want to get a perspective on this and what this means, and whether or not it was the right thing to do. I think it was the right thing to do. I thought Comey should have been fired a long time ago, but it’s a pleasure to welcome back to the program former U.S. Attorney and prominent South Florida lawyer Kendall Coffey, who has worked with Democrats, and you are a Democrat. Mr. Coffey thank you very much. Listen, I think it’s fantastic, I don’t get that many Democrats on the program. Kendall Coffey: Well, I confess to the allegation. Thanks for having me on anyway. And it’s not a joyous occasion, in the sense that James Comey is a dedicated guy. I think he was a well-intentioned guy, and he served this country long and very well. On the other hand, you know, maybe the FBI needs a fresh start because the controversies continued, and he made, I think, a mistake that he never really got away from when he injected himself back in July of 2016 as the decider on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He should have gone by the book. Once you sort of start writing a new book, it’s not in the existing law enforcement protocols. You know, all of a sudden you get into some crazy chapters, and of course we all know where it went from there. So I have to say, it may end up being the best thing. I know there are going to be all kinds of accusations about politics and [that] the president didn’t want investigat[ion into] Russia and stuff like that. I don’t think that’s it at all. I just think [it] became this accumulation of concerns and complications and, frankly, some mistakes, [and it’s] time for a fresh start. The critical thing is of course going to be who is selected next because it is one of the most important government positions outside of the United States Cabinet in the Supreme Court, in the country. So all eyes will be watching the president as he finds a replacement for James Comey. LL: Well, Mr. Coffey, I hope I didn’t put you off with the glee in my voice, but I want you to understand it this way. It’s the same kind of...

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