Having helped deliver the Trump presidency, Comey is now going out of his style to deliver the Trump impeachment proceedings
James Comey’s book is called A Higher Loyalty. But judging from his blockbuster interview with ABC News, it should have been called The Art of the Possible. If merely as the logical sequel to The Art of the Deal.
Did Donald Trump consort with a golden rain of prostitutes in a Moscow hotel?” I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013. It’s possible , but I don’t know .”
Do the Russians have something on Donald Trump, asked George Stephanopoulos?
” I think it’s possible . I don’t know ,” Comey said.” These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible .”
Should he have denied Trump’s request to drop his investigation into his first national security consultant, Michael Flynn?
” It’s possible that in the moment, I should – you know, another person would have said,’ Sir, you can’t ask me that. That’s a criminal investigation. That could be blockage of justice .'”
Should he have waited for his FBI agents to look at Anthony Weiner’s emails before blowing up the election on its final weekend , not once but twice? “Well maybe,” he conceded.” And perhaps another director might have done that .”
How about that Trump demand for loyalty at a private dinner between the two of them in the White House? Was it a mistake to agree to give Trump” honest allegiance” instead?
” Maybe, perhaps ,” told Comey.” Yeah, that’s fair feedback. Perhaps I should’ve been tougher or more direct, especially given what I know now .”
Possibly, perhaps. Comey simply can’t help having it both styles: Trump is maybe a lying mafia boss who might possibly destroy the US as Comey knows and loves it. But Comey couldn’t possibly have tip-off the election to such a man because his actions perhaps built no difference.
This kind of hedging gets confounding when you’re warning about existential perils to democracy.
Except on one point, where Comey is remarkably clear. Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?
” I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president ,” he told.” I think he’s morally unfit to be president. A person who ensure moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it: that person’s not fit to be president of the United States on moral grounds .”
Moral clarity may be Comey’s strength but he is in fact a slimeball. He is also not smart, and the worst FBI director in history. By far.
We know all these things because the president of the US helpfully told us them a few hours before Comey’s interview was broadcast on Sunday.
In the interests of completeness, you should know that it is the president’s considered opinion that Comey is a nobody (” I hardly even knew this guy “) and a writer of FAKE memos.
These presidential statements are not at all fake. You insure, Comey is actually part of a conspiracy whose breathtaking complexity and power will surely blow your mind. To humor: in a particularly convoluted corner of the president’s brain, Comey intervened in the final days of the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton- not against her- because he wanted a chore from her.
The fact that Comey’s email declarations helped Clinton lose the election, and the fact that Trump himself utilized Comey, is neither here nor there. Talk about a slimeball!