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By Stan Greene
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Trump Should Appoint David Duchovny Next Director of the FBI After James Comey

X-Files Actor Seen as a Person Who Could Restore Public Faith in the #FBI, and Track #Aliens



Trump Announces New FBI Director: Smoking Man William B. Davies. Photo has gone viral on Facebook. - Sito italiano su X-Files

Wanted: Handsome leading man to pilot the nation's top law enforcement agency, as FBI chief. Must look good on TV wearing a suit, oppose alien visitation, and know how to point a gun or a flashlight. Experience preferred.

The stunning removal of Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey only 3 and a half years into a ten year term, has been seen as a stunning and troubling development on both sides of the political aisle.

What were Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Dep. AG Rod Rosenstein, and President Donald Trump really thinking when they fired off a letter to Dir. Comey, firing him in the middle of a Los Angeles speech? This is the subject of much debate, but the President has explicitly said he wanted to restore public faith in the Bureau, by appointing someone who would be less divisive and less partisan than Comey.

Who could be less divisive than a popular star of a popular series? Who looks more like an FBI Special Agent than Fox Mulder?

Duchovny, 56, is far more qualified than many of Trump's new hires. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1982 with an A.B. in English literature. He played junior varsity basketball at Princeton. He received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and subsequently began work on a Ph.D. that remains unfinished. The title of his uncompleted doctoral thesis was Magic and Technology in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry. So he is fully qualified to lead the FBI.

As US President, Trump has made major priorities out of government conspiracies and tracking dangerous aliens. FBI agents Mulder and Scully had exactly the same priorities. So the choice is not as far fetched as some might think.

Yes, he has checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction. But who in Washington hasn't?

Politically, it would be easy to just assume that Duchovny is a Hollywood liberal. But the truth is out there. Because the former Californication star has not committed himself to political causes, nor taken public positions on controversial issues. Wouldn't this make him the man the U.S. needs at this time of deep division?

Check out Duchovny's only international controversy: Duchovny caused controversy when it became public that he was the primary reason for which filming of The X-Files series was moved from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles in 1998. Many residents of Vancouver were upset with Duchovny over scripted jokes on Late Night with Conan O'Brien about the city's heavy rainfall; he joked, "Vancouver is a very nice place, if you like 400 inches of rainfall a day." (Duchovny's character Mulder would later reference this joke in the Season 5 episode "Schizogeny".) He also stated, "Of course, I'm tired of the rain. But if I wasn't married to a woman that lives in L.A. I'd stay in Vancouver. It's a lovely city."

Wouldn't a guy who's most controversial comments are that he likes sex, and thinks it rains too much in Vancouver Canada, be a relief with all the drama in Washington? Doesn't it make sense that the handsome actor would be drafted to serve his country? He is indeed, the right man at the right time.

Finally, we note that J. Edgar Hoover was a crossdresser. At least this was the common rumor in the1960's. Duchovny had a recurring role as a transvestite DEA agent on the series Twin Peaks. So he would have cross-dressing in common with the FBI's original director.

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David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in the X-Files, a 1990's era TV drama on Fox.

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, at the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials who said he had treated Hillary Clinton unfairly and in doing so damaged the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.

The startling development comes as Comey was leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of Trump may have coordinated with Russia to interfere with the U.S. presidential election last year. It wasn't immediately clear how Comey's ouster will affect the Russia probe, but Democrats said they were concerned that his ouster could derail the investigation.


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