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Being James Comey Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Brett Davis

Posted on December 23, 2018 00:57

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The FBI’s credibility has taken a hit thanks in large part to the shenanigans of its former leader.

Of all those involved in the political circus that is the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey stands out as the most arrogant. That much was obvious last week when Comey – fired by President Trump in May 2017 – piously blamed everyone but himself for the FBI’s damaged reputation.

In response to a Fox News reporter’s query regarding any complicity in the FBI’s battered standing, Comey sanctimoniously replied, “No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied constantly and, in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense. That’s a tragedy. That will be undone eventually, but that damage has nothing to do with me…”

St. James Comey of the Church of the High Horse apparently has a short memory. Last summer after his termination as FBI head, Comey openly testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he gave documents – memos about conversations between himself and Trump at the White House – to a friend who passed them on to The New York Times. The goal, Comey admitted, was to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.

This is the same Comey who on July 5, 2016 breached protocol by holding a press conference to announce he was not going to recommend that Hillary Clinton be indicted for setting up a secret private email server while she was secretary of state, even as he laid out a compelling case Clinton should be indicted.

That was the near-conclusion – there would be another protocol-breaching October surprise 115 days later – to what had been a sham investigation by the FBI, as evidenced by the favorable treatment Clinton and company received. How else to explain the Department of Justice resisting the use of a grand jury? Allowing subjects of the investigation to act as private lawyers in the probe regarding matters they had been involved in as government officials? Letting Clinton get away with claiming she didn’t know what the designation “(C)” in classified documents meant? (As a senator for eight years Clinton was indoctrinated in classified-information practices, and as secretary of state she signed an acknowledgement she understood her obligations and had read the relevant executive orders on classification.)

Comey, in his zeal to protect the independence of the FBI, ticked off everybody and accomplished the very thing he sought to avoid: politicizing the FBI, or at least politicizing FBI leadership. Nevertheless, an in-denial Comey continues to heroically portray himself as a martyr for truth, justice and the American way. Then again, what else would one expect from a responsibility-dodging political hack who wrote a self-serving book about all this titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”? All that is missing from the holier-than-thou memoir is a back-cover photo depicting Comey nailed to a cross.

Brett Davis

Posted on December 23, 2018 00:57

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When asked if he urged FBI Director James Comey to drop the Russia investigation, President Trump said, "No, no."

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