James Comey is a disingenuous, egocentric, prissy prig.

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on April 15, 2018 under Links | Be the First to Comment

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As part of his upcoming book tour, James Comey is scheduled to appear on some tough, hard hitting news shows in April. He will share his experiences on such impressive venues as Stephen ColbertGeorge Snuffleupagus, and The View. He seems to me to be an especially fine fit on The View– Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar- what more could a former FBI Director want? It’s hard to imagine the former Number One G-man in the country demeaning the FBI any worse than that.

This book tour is fraught with risks:

But far more significant could be the implications of Comey’s written words and upcoming media interviews for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

His book, “A Higher Loyalty,” represents an official statement on key parts of the federal Russia probe—including the question of whether Trump may have sought to obstruct justice, a question Mueller is investigating. Legal experts warn that Comey’s own words could complicate court proceedings or a Congressional impeachment debate triggered by Mueller’s findings.

Prosecutors like Mueller generally cringe when a witness speaks at length in public before a case has wrapped up. Comey’s blockbuster book and accompanying media tour, which kicks off in primetime on Sunday, will also expose him to the watchful eye of Trump allies and defense lawyers ready to exploit any inconsistencies in his accounts to their clients’ benefit.

“I’d have a conniption if I knew one of my witnesses was going to be writing a book,” said Nick Akerman, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Watergate prosecutor.

“From a prosecutor standpoint, you want a witness who hasn’t gone out and made lots of statements that can be used to cross examine him,” Akerman added. “What he puts in there, he’s got to realize that’s his story and that’s what he’s sticking by.”

Comey is setting the stage for what could be a very interesting time. I just watched an interview Maria Bartiromo held with former Attorney General Michael Mukasy during which a couple of interesting points were raised. Mukasy said that there are FBI publication guidelines- an FBI agent or a former FBI agent cannot write about substantive issues in pending investigations, especially without approval from the Bureau. Mukasy also noted that Comey dropped charges against hillary before it was public knowledge that obama communicated with hillary on her server with a code name.

One bombshell out of the book was Comey’s admission that the investigation into Hillary Clinton was politically biased:

Chris Wallace has called the book “bitchy.”

And it could hardly be more bitchy.

The 6-foot-8 Comey describes Trump as shorter than he expected with a “too long” tie and “bright white half-moons” under his eyes that he suggests came from tanning goggles. He also says he made a conscious effort to check the president’s hand size, saying it was “smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so.”

Trey Gowdy calls the book “beneath the dignity” of the FBI:

“I can’t think of anyone who’s done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 to 48 hours, by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “That is beneath the dignity of the offices that he held.”

Among other things, Comey’s book mocks Trump’s physical appearance by saying he had “bright white half-moons” that he thought came from tanning goggles.

“I’m really disappointed, whether or not the intelligence community vetted this book,” Gowdy said. “I hope he let them do it so he’s not disseminating classified information. My guess is he did.”

“But the writing of the book in general and then some of the things that he’s talking about are just frankly beneath the dignity of some really important offices he once held,” he said.

It only gets worse. Comey said that it was possible Trump was with the peeing hookers:

Ex-FBI Director James Comey said “it’s possible” President Trump was with hookers “peeing on each other” in Moscow, according to excerpts of a new interview released Friday.

“I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013,” Comey said in a “20/20” episode set to air Sunday. “It’s possible, but I don’t know.”

He doesn’t know, but he repeats the inflammatory salacious accusation. He continues to spread unverified information. Hold that thought.  Then he insulted Trump for wanting it disproved.

“And I remember thinking, ‘How could your wife think there’s a 1 percent chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?’” Comey said. “I’m a flawed human being, but there is literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true. So, what kind of marriage to what kind of man does your wife think [that] there’s only a 99 percent chance you didn’t do that?”

Trump then said he might order Comey to investigate the accusation:

Trump told Comey, “I may order you to investigate that,” but Comey advised caution.

“I said, ‘Sir, that’s up to you. But you’d want to be careful about that, because it might create a narrative that we’re investigating you personally, and second, it’s very difficult to prove something didn’t happen,’” Comey recalled on “20/20.”

Yet despite any evidence that it did happen, Comey sees fits to continue repeating it. That brings me to what I find to be most damning of this prissy prig. The Daily Caller:

Former FBI director James Comey wrote in his new book that classified information could have “cast serious doubt” on Loretta Lynch’s ability to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in 2016.

ABC News reports, “Comey writes that he felt obligated to take more of a personal role as the public face of the investigation rather than deferring to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch – in part because of something involving Lynch that he cryptically refers to as a ‘development still unknown to the American public to this day.’”

That’s bad enough, but here is where Comey proves what a louse he is:

Comey also wrote that “the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.”

Comey is not inclined to use or disclose “unverified material” against Clinton, Lynch or Obama, but did use unverified material to secure a FISA warrant for Carter Page in order to spy on Donald Trump and he is all too happy to repeat unverified gossip.

James Comey is a disingenuous, egocentric prissy prig. Trump was right to fire him. Having this kind of person at the helm of the FBI is very disturbing.

James Comey is a disingenuous, egocentric, prissy prig.

 

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