The Comey Cavil

James Comey was an imposing presence at the FBI.  At 6’8” he was head and shoulders above most, and from this lofty perch he often looked down his nose at everyone else.  After being unceremoniously dumped by President Trump, he now feels the need to preach to us and has written his version of the events for a book titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which is coming out later this month.

Those who have worked with Comey say preaching is something he did quite often when facing colleagues who disagree with him.  That earned him the title of “The Cardinal.”

Newspapers and television networks have been working overtime to make sure Comey has as loud a megaphone as possible in which to tell his tale of woe and sling as much mud as possible in the direction of his persecutor in the White House.

While Comey’s firing was done in the most humiliating way possible, in less civilized societies his boss likely would have run him through or sent him to the guillotine for dereliction of duty.  His firing was a result, in part, of his oversight in the Clinton email scandal, based on a recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and detailed in a  memorandum from Assistant Attorney General Ron Rosenstein.  Further evidence of the politicization of the FBI under Comey was laid out in detail by former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova in a speech to Hillsdale College and reprinted in the February 28 edition of Imprimis.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-politicization-of-the-fbi/

The president was less than candid when he admitted, yes, of course, Comey’s handling of the investigation of possible Russian collusion in the election was on his mind at the time of the firing.  Seriously, Trump would have had to have a lobotomy to erase this from his memory.  However, that was not the politically correct answer and it gave his enemies in Congress and the media addition ammunition to fire his way.

Nevertheless, Comey’s conduct post-firing was not above reproach.  He leaked the contents of notes he had supposedly taken of a February meeting with Trump in which he claims the president asked him to drop his investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor.   Was this simply a “Dear Diary” or were these “notes” an official classified government document?  If it was the former, it is a case of he said; he said.   If it was the latter, it is a crime.

Mr. Comey, despite wrapping himself in a cloak of piety, is no saint, nor is he the consummate prosecutor we have been led to believe.  Over the course of his career, he has taken the high road when it suits his superiors, but has come up short when dealing with high-placed political figures like the Clintons on more than one occasion.

In 1996, he was the deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee.   Whitewater was a land investment of the Clintons and Bill and Susan McDougal that involved campaign contributions, illegal loans and the failure of the government insured Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, which cost the government $73 million.  Whitewater and Madison were handled by Hillary Clinton through the Ross Law Firm.  The McDougals went to jail and so did Associate Attorney General Webb Hubble who was managing partner of the Ross Law Firm at that time.

The Clintons got off scot-free for lack of evidence, in part because Hillary Clinton ordered the firm to destroy records relating to her representation of Madison while the savings and loan was under investigation by federal regulators.  Also, Clinton’s billing records mysteriously disappeared.  Printed copies of the supposed billing records later mysteriously turned up in the living quarters of the White House and were turned over to authorities.

Comey later gave a pass to Bill Clinton on his controversial pardon of Seth Rich, a campaign contributor and donor to the Clinton Foundation.

The attorney on the Whitewater matter during Bill Clinton’s campaign for president was none other than Loretta Lynch, the same Loretta Lynch who met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport during the height of the email investigation.   Yes, the very same attorney general who ordered Mr. Comey to refer to this investigation as “a matter” and he complied.

Thanks to Judicial Watch which secured documents through the Freedom of Information Act, we now know that Comey was drafting a letter exonerating Hillary Clinton in May of 2016, prior to interviewing key witness, including Clinton herself.  In other words, the fix was in!

So when Comey begins his grand tell-all book tour,  don’t buy a word of it!

2 thoughts on “The Comey Cavil

  1. Leftists like to accuse Christians of being self-righteous hypocrites, but this is just another example of the psychological trick known as “projection.” Leftists accuse others of their own sins. In fact, leftists are invariably hypocrites, and Comey is the most pious and self-righteous of them all. The FBI is a corrupt, politicized institution, and its agents have been caught trying to set up the murder (at Garland, Texas) of innocent people. And, as yet, we have seen but the tip of the iceberg.

    I notice that Comey’s book has the hyphenated title favored by the leftist elites, apparently because they think it makes them appear “intellectual.” We can be sure that the book is nothing but lies, and that Comey didn’t write it.

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  2. Jane’s article was only the beginning of a profound lesson in recent history, with the Hillsdale College article the main course. I missed the Feb. 28th article though it is probably buried in the stack of papers I placed on some storage boxes in the corner of my mancave under my computer tables. I needed space for working and the pile was huge and in the way. Wonderful summary of Comey, McCabe, et al, and justifies my following comment. I do object to Jane’s sentence “Comey’s firing was done in the most humiliating way possible” and while that seemed to be out-of-bounds regarding propriety, if I were in charge, the dirty crooked rotten SOB would have been invaded with a SWAT Team, arrested, kicked in the ____ (rear), handcuffed, tossed unceremoniously into a Paddy Wagon, and within an hour, would have been sporting an orange jumpsuit and photographers from the Washed-up Washington Post and the “failing” New York Times invited to photograph him behind bars (the jail kind, not the liquid refreshment kind).

    I’d have labeled him the Conniving Conspiratorial Criminal Comey and insisted his jailed photo be large and on the front page of major newspapers, in color, and above the fold. So much for “humiliating way” he was fired. He is damned lucky he enjoyed the privilege of only being humiliated when fired.

    NEXT: I’d inform the others, Strzok, Page, Rosenstein, and all the others, including Brennan and other direct and peripheral players to surrender for arrest in the next two hours or they would also enjoy the thrill of having a SWAT Team invade their neighborhood with the identical sequence of events for placing in their memories and writing in their memoirs.

    With a little bit of tough action maybe these lawless loony leftists will get the message and adopt some ethics and standards of truthfulness and loyalty to our country and our properly elected officials.

    Lastly, the April 2018 issue of The American Legion magazine has an article about the necessity of the Rule-of-Law to maintain freedom. By Alan W. Dowd and titled “Built to Last.” One of the best articles I’ve read about freedom and keeping it. The article is probably on the American Legion website for reading – it is foundationally sound and patriotically profound; subjects seldom found in current writing. That’s my two-cents worth.

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